This nature park is characterised by the high mountain area of the Oetztal Alps.
Image gallery: Nature Park Kaunergrat
The name giver of the nature park, which is 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 has been inaugurated in 1999, includes an area of about 550 sqkm and comprises the districts of Imst and Landeck. So far six protected areas have been designated: the natural monument Piller Moor, the so-called Fliesser Sonnenhänge slopes, the Arzler Pitzeklamm gorge, the quiet area Oetztaler Alpen, stretching in part into the Kaunergrat Nature Park, the dry grassland in the nature reserve Kauns-Kaunerberg-Faggen and the Riegeltal valley.
Moreover the Kaunergrat Nature Park includes all altitudes and offers a wide variety of regional peculiarities, which are best conveyed by the events provided by the summer and winter programme. Furthermore there are several theme paths, providing information on living environments and their inhabitants. Animals that can be observed are the ibex and the lammergeier.
Since 2007 the nature park also features the visitors’ centre and the exhibition “3000m VERTIKAL”. The visitors’ centre is located on the Piller saddle where the Kaunertal, Pitztal and Inntal valleys meet. On the one hand this centre offers a great panoramic view, on the other hand useful information on the surroundings.
Nature park since: 1999
Surface: 550 sqkm
Peculiarities: region with the highest part of traditional cultural landscape, ecologically valuable area