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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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The visitor centre stays closed in winter, the summer season 2023 will start on April 4.

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  1. Park Hotel Villa Etschland
    Park Hotel Villa Etschland

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