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Naturpark Puez - Parco Naturale Puez

Nature Park Puez-Odle - Puez-Geisler

The Puez-Odle Nature Park is located at an average on 2,500 m and has a surface area of 10,200 ha, the area of the Odle mountain group and the Puez plateau.

Within the territory of the natural park there are the municipalities of Badia, Corvara in Badia, Funes valley, San Martino in Badia, Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena.

Odle group
Odle group in Funes valley

The local flora and fauna are as diverse as the landscape. The Puez-Odle Nature Park will make its way into the heart of botanical experts and animal lovers alike.

The Park stretches across 10,000 hectares of lush pastures and green meadows blossoming into crocuses, snowbells and anemones.

Wade deeper into nture and make your way to the top of the Park to admire the Horned Rampion or the Edelweiss, a rare and symbolic flower.

Deer and roe deer feed and walk in the fir and larch thickets lining the pastures and scraggy rocks, while chamois and Alpine Ibex, the lords of the climb, face the rocky slopes taking them closer to the top of the mountain.

Col di Poma
Col di Poma (2,418 m) in Funes valley

Its rocky upland features a number of geological peculiarities: natural bridges and amphitheatre-shaped karst landforms, steep ridges and rocky towers bear witness to the geological and morphological changes that this mountain massif has undergone over time.

The park's top priorities - besides research and recovery - are nature protection, landscape conservation and environmental education.

Sass Putia
Sass Putia (2,875 m) between Funes valley and Badia valley

The Puez-Odle Nature Park, opened in 1978, became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing in 2009 and is named after the summits of the Puez and Odle Groups. Countless visitors come to the Park every year for its suggestive mountain panorama, lush pastures and meadows and rich flora and fauna.

Nature park house Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle

The nature park house Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle is located in St. Maddalena in the Funes valley and his mission is to provide visitors with information about nature and to make their visit to the park both enjoyable and informative.