Kaunergrat Nature Park

The Kaunergrat Nature Park is characterised by the high mountain area of the Oetztal Alps

The name giver of the nature park - the Kaunergrat ridge - extends between the deeply incised valley of the Pitztal and Kaunertal valleys and is part of the Oetztal Alps. The area surrounding this ridge is famous for its original cultural landscape, which has been preserved up to today. The Kaunergrat Nature Park (Naturpark Kaunergrat) comprises the districts of Imst and Landeck, and includes six protected areas: the natural monument Piller Moor, the Fliesser Sonnenhänge slopes, the Arzler Pitze Gorge, the quiet area Oetztal Alps, stretching in part into the Kaunergrat Nature Park, the dry grassland in the nature reserve Kauns-Kaunerberg-Faggen, and the Riegeltal valley.

The protected area includes all altitudes and offers a wide variety of regional peculiarities and several theme paths providing information on living environments and their inhabitants such as the ibex and the lammergeier. The visitors' centre in Fliess shows the exhibition "3000m VERTIKAL": It is located on the 1,559 m high Piller Saddle where the Kaunertal, Pitztal and Inntal valleys meet. It offers a great panoramic view and interesting information.

Founded in: 1999
Surface: 550 sqkm

Peculiarities: region with the highest part of traditional cultural landscape, ecologically valuable area, six protected areas

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