Natural Treasures of South Tirol
The Dolomites: UNESCO World Heritage Site
The three Zinn peaks, the Schlern (Sciliar), the Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi: The largest high altitude Alpine meadow in Europe), the Rosengarten crest with Alpine roses, Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, the Bletterbach Gorge and the Geisler (Puez Odle Nature Park)… The Dolomites are unique in their form, and extraordinary in their geology. They are the most authentic landscape for alpinists and nature lovers seeking the true Alps, and the unique habitat for wild animals and rare plants.
Now, along with other ranges of the Dolomites, they have been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status. UNESCO chose the region based on the"unique monumental beauty" of the Dolomites.
Texel Mountain Range and its Nature Park
The Texel Mountain Range Nature Park, with 33,430 hectares, isthe largest of South Tyrol's natural parks. The park includes the entire Texel Group – the sprawling high-Alpine landscape between the SenalesValley(in the west) and the Passiria Valley (in the east), and also parts of the Stubai and Ötz Alps, with the Schnalser and Gurgler Kamm crests.
The excellent location (in the Passiria Valley), safe, well-marked trails, and convenient access to it all make the region a hikers' paradise in the summer months. The entire Texel `group` can be trekked on the Meraner High Alpine Route, stretching almost 100km. Among the special attractions of the region are the nine SpronserLakes: The largest high-Alpine lake district in South Tyrol – each body of water is unique in form and colour.