The Puez-Odle Nature Park in the Valley of Trails
Puez-Odle Nature Park is a protected habitat for flora and fauna as well as a popular recreation area for people seeking outdoor activities. It is one of seven nature parks in South Tyrol and impresses visitors with its spectacular meadows, Alpine pastures, woods and white Dolomite rocks. Situated on an area of approx. 10,196 ha, the park houses and protects many animals including eagles, chamois, deer and marmots. Puez-Odle Nature Park also features many rare plants that grow among the steep Dolomite rocks including splendid rampions or the rare blue gentian that rely on the extreme Alpine conditions.
The name of the park derives from the steep summits of the Puez and Odle mountain group which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage and characterised by the dominant Dolomite stone. Famous hiking trails in the park include the Munkel trail and the “Zannes” nature experience trail with an itinerary that includes information boards and that is also accessible by wheelchair. As well as this, visitors have the opportunity to gain an insight into the geological, biological and cultural treasures of the park on guided “natural history hikes”.
||The St. Magdalena Nature Park House is the central information point in the Puez-Odle Nature Park. The cube-shaped, two storey papyrus-coloured concrete building was designed by architects Stefan Burger and Birgit Rudacs and opened in December 2009.|
From the beginning of May to the end of October and from the end of December to the end of March, Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 to 6 pm.
In July and August Nature Park House is also open on Sundays. Free entrance!
Centro visite Puez-Geisler
Santa Maddalena 114/a
39040 Val di Funes
Tel. +39 0472 842 523
Fax +39 0472 842 677