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Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park

Discover marmots and golden eagles in South Tyrol’s largest nature park, part of the European-wide Natura 2000 sites.

Located at the heart of Merano and surroundings, the majestic Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park stretches from Val Senales to Val Passiria and even further to the main Alpine ridge. With its 31,391 hectares it is South Tyrol's largest nature park and includes the entire Gruppo di Tessa mountains as well as the northern Oetztal Alps and a small part of the Stubai Alps.

Mediterranean habitats alternate with high Alpine sceneries, sunny steppes and rich green spruces. Lovely irrigation channels, the Waalwege, high mountain pastures and highly diversified meadows are spread all over the area, serving as valuable biotopes. Hikers and nature lovers agree: the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park is not only the biggest but also the most beautiful one of all seven South Tyrolean nature parks.

Besides deer, chamois and marmots there are numerous southern types of animals, such as the crag martin or the praying mantis, reptiles or asp vipers. The visitor centre of Naturno will introduce you to this fascinating natural scenery. We suggest: hike along a high-altitude trail Alta Via di Merano across the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park - for a total of nine stages!

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Opening times

  • Sat 13 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 14 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Mon 15 Aug closed
  • Tue 16 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 17 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 18 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 19 Aug 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00

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Spring 2022 (04/12/2022 - 06/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) closed

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) closed

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) closed

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) closed

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Summer 2022 (07/01/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 10/29/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

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free admission

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Closed in winter and on public holidays.

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