The high spot of the Val Venosta’s natural world is undoubtedly the Stilfserjoch National Park, whose 130,000 hectares cover a wide range of altitudes and thus contain equally varied flora and fauna. Nature lovers and amateur geologists will appreciate the mica slate on the Tartscher Bichl, not to mention the steppe vegetation on the Sonnenberg mountain, where ground temperatures can vary up to 50°C between day and night. Species diversity can be observed in the Tschenglser Au nature reserve with its birds, bats, foxes, field hares and beech martens. Whether expert or layman, the nature of the Val Venosta varies in so many ways and repays looking, feeling, hearing ...
The natural highlights of the Val Venosta
- the Ortler, South Tyrol’s highest mountain, towers over the Val Venosta
- the Stilfserjoch National Park, probably South Tyrol’s most beautiful nature park
- steppe vegetation on the Sonnenberg mountain
- marshland at the Tschenglser Au
- mica slate on the Tartscher Bichl
- a church spire protrudes from a bright blue mountain lake at the head of the Val Venosta