Villnoess Naturparkhaus Geisler
Villnoess Naturparkhaus Geisler

Puez-Odle Visitor Centre

A very particular building in the centre of Santa Maddalena in the Val di Funes valley houses the Puez-Odle Visitor Centre

A cube-shaped, two-storied building made of papyrus coloured concrete in Santa Maddalena di Funes houses the Puez-Odle Visitor Centre. It offers plenty of information about nature, geology and culture around the majestic Odle Group and Puez Group. The exhibition areas are called "Dolomites, hands-on" (geology of the Dolomites), "Nature's cabinet of wonders" (bird nests, feathers and antlers) and "Conquering the mountains" (alpinism). In a short film, Reinhold Messner, who was born in the Val di Funes valley, reports about his experiences in the mountains.

A Mountain Cinema offers special programs of selected nature park film productions, whereas an aerial walkable photograph provides an overview of the nature park. However, in Daksy's Kids' Workshop, the little guests can explore nature playfully with the mascot Daksy, the smart badger. After the visit - if you would like to experience nature now first hand - the 2- resp. 3-hour hike through the Puez-Odle Nature Park starts. On its starting point, the Zannes Mountain Hut, there's the 2nd information point of the nature park, the freely accessible Dolomites UNESCO Infopoint.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sun 16 Jun closed
  • Mon 17 Jun closed
  • Tue 18 Jun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (02/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • 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

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • 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 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:30 - 12:30 14:30 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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

Autumn closure 2024 (01/11/2024 - 26/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

free admission

More information

The Puez-Odle Visitor Centre stays open in summer and in winter, closed on Sundays (except in July and August), on Mondays and on public holidays (except on August 15).

"Daksy's workshops for kids" in July, August and September every Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm for children from 6 to 12 years of age, reservation needed, free participation.

Summer season start 2024 on the 2nd of May, winter season start 2024/25 after Christmas.

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