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Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park

The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, stretching between the Valle Aurina valley, Lake Anterselva and the Passo Stalle, borders the famous High Tauern National Park in East Tyrol

The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park (Naturpark Rieserferner-Ahrn) has more glaciers than any other nature park in South Tyrol. Together with the protected area Zillertaler Hauptkamm - the Zillertal Main Crest -, the two reserves cover an area of 2,741 sqkm and form thus the biggest nature sanctuary in Europe. The nature park includes the municipalities of Campo Tures, Gais, Perca, Rasun-Anterselva, Valle Aurina and Predoi - that's to say the Val Pusteria, Valle di Tures and Valle Aurina valleys - and shows you wonderful places such as the valley head in Casere, the Riva Waterfalls, and biotopes like the Aurino Floodplain Forest and the "Wasserwaldile".

In the east, the nature park is bounded by the Passo Stalle and the Austrian border, in the south-east by the Valle di Anterselva and in the south by the Val Pusteria. Two nature trails snake their way through this landscape: At Lake Anterselva, a real natural treasure, the Lake Anterselva Nature Trail has been realised. It is a round path with 16 interesting stations about the characteristics of the area. Furthermore, the Valle di Rio Mollino Nature Trail takes you on a journey through time. A bit longer in this valley is the pleasant hike to the Valle di Rio Molino mountain pastures.

Founded in: 1988
Surface: 31,320 hectares
Altitude difference: 2,610 metres
Area: Val Pusteria and tributary valleys
Visitor centre: in Campo Tures, further information point in Casere

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