Texelgruppe Nature Park

The Texelgruppe Nature Park, which encompasses more than 30,000 hectares, is the largest nature park in South Tyrol. It is situated between the Etschtal, Vinschgau, Schnalstal and Passeiertal valleys and the main chain of the Alps.

Some of the most beautiful hiking routes around Meran/Merano are located within this unique protected area. Examples include the Merano High Mountain Trail, which loops around the Texel Group over the course of several days, or the hike to the Spronser Seen lakes, one of the largest lake districts in Europe. The diverse geography and nature of the Texelgruppe Nature Park boasts deciduous and larch forests, high moors, blooming Alpine pastures, rugged rock faces, roaring streams, crystal-clear mountain lakes and panoramic peaks.

The Texelgruppe range boasts attractions beyond its diverse flora and fauna: the remains of prehistoric settlements, fortifications and places of worship demonstrate that mankind has long been attracted to this fantastic area. Neolithic engraved stones, "Ötzi the Iceman,” as well as the old ‘path of the dead’ from Pfelders/Plan to Dorf Tirol/Tirolo underscore the early presence of man in the Texelgruppe range area. In the late Middle Ages, due to the increase in population, farmsteads were operated year round up to an altitude of 2,000 metres. 

The Texelgruppe Nature Park is shared by the municipalities of Schnals/Senales, Naturns/Naturo, Partschins/Parcines, Algund/Lagundo, Dorf Tirol, Riffian/Rifiano, St. Martin in Passeier/San Martino in Passiria and Moos in Passeier/Moso in Passiria.

 

description to arrive at destination

The Texelgruppe Nature Park in South Tyrol can be reached via the municipalities of Schnals/Senales, Naturns/Naturo, Partschins/Parcines, Algund/Lagundo, Dorf Tirol/Tirolo, Riffian/Rifiano, St. Martin in Passeier/San Martino in Passiria and Moos in Passeier/Moso in Passiria. Further information is available at www.merano-suedtirol.it.

Author's tip

So that the Texelgruppe Nature Park remains a special refuge for people, animals and plants, please respect the nature park’s Dos and Don’ts.

  • Protect meadows and Alpine pastures and stay on the hiking trails.
  • Don't litter.
  • Do not pick protected flowers.
  • Do not frighten the wildlife with unnecessary noise and respect the animal’s natural habitat.
  • Observe all nature park regulations.
  • When biking, stay on the cycle paths and forest trails.
  • Don't light fires in the woods.

 

Thank you very much for your valuable support!

Public transport

The well-developed public transport network in South Tyrol makes it possible to access and exit the Texelgruppe Nature Park at numerous locations. Ascend or descend from the municipalities of Schnals/Senales, Naturns/Naturo, Partschins/Parcines, Algund/Lagundo, Dorf Tirol/Tirolo, Riffian/Rifiano, St. Martin in Passeier/San Martino in Passiria and Moos in Passeier/Moso in Passiria. More information at www.suedtirolmobil.info.

Park

As gateways to the Texelgruppe Nature Park, the municipalities of Schnals/Senales, Naturns/Naturo, Partschins/Parcines, Algund/Lagundo, Dorf Tirol/Tirolo, Riffian/Rifiano, St. Martin in Passeier/San Martino in Passiria and Moos in Passeier/Moso in Passiria offer various options for ascending into the high mountains in addition to parking. Information can be obtained from the local Tourist Info offices.

Shortdescription

The Texelgruppe Nature Park in South Tyrol is a unique refuge for people, animals and plants. The protected area encompasses more than 30,000 hectares.

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