Three of the seven South Tyrolean
natural parks are located in the Kronplatz Holiday Region: Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park
with its legendary magical world, Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Natural Park
with its imposing 3000ers and Puez-Odle Natural Park
. In these ecologically intact areas, protecting nature
and the landscape is paramount. Regardless of the season, when you go on extensive tours in the national parks, you'll come across a unique plant world
and see some "exotic" little animals. Those who want to, can go on organized nature walks
on which experts explain the cycles in nature. This makes hiking twice the fun!
Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park
The natural park Fanes-Senes-Braies could also be called the Dolomites Park
. The abundant sedimentation of different sea organisms was raised from the Panthalassa
and folded about 30-50 million years ago. This is how the Alps were formed. The Dolomites are characterized by their great variety of shapes, through the difference in rock formations
and the changing shaping powers throughout history of development.
Visitors information centerNature Park House Fanes-Senes-Braies
Str. Catarina Lanz 96
39030 S. Vigilio di Marebbe-St. Vigil in Enneberg
+39 0474 506120
Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Natural Park
Geologically speaking, the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina belongs mainly to the area of old gneiss
. Gneiss is a common and widely distributed type of rock formed by high-grade regional metamorphic processes
from preexisting formations that were originally either igneous or sedimentary rocks. The main ridges of the Riesenferner Mountains
(Vedrette di Ries) mainly consist of tonalite, a rock which is very similar to granite
. The light grey and hard tonalite rocks tower cliffy above the dark schist of the old gneiss.
Visitors information centerNature Park House Vedrette di Ries-Aurina
Piazza Municipio 9
39032 Campo Tures-Sand in Taufers
+39 0474 677546
Puez-Odle Natural Park
The 10,200-hectare-big natural park PuezOdle is situated in the west of the Dolomites
in South Tyrol
. It covers some parts of the Ladin villages
St. Martin in Thurn, Abtei and Corvara in the Gader Valley, the villages St. Christina and Wolkenstein in Gröden as well as the village Villnöss. The rocky plateau with a medium altitude of 2,500 metres is boardered by the Passo delle Erbe-Würzjoch
mountain pass in the north and by the Grödner Joch mountain pass in the south, by the Gader Valley (Campill, Antermoia) and by the Aferer, Villnösser and Grödner Valley in the west.