Nature Park Visitor Center
Since June 2000 the Trudner Horn / Monto Corno Nature Park Visitor Center the has been housed in the center of the village in the old mill building.
Visitors of all ages can discover the park “in miniature” here. Among the exhibits are tiny little flower pollen that are magnified thousands of times, and the various lichens and species of scorpions that are found in the nature park. In a tree-bark hut, visitors can listen to the stories of charcoal makers and learn about rare occupations such as peat cutting and larch root resin extraction.
Particularly popular with kids are the living ant colonies, the bird calls of nocturnal birds of prey, adventure workshops and special afternoons for children. Movies and sound recordings concerning the nature park and other topics can be enjoyed in a separate room.
The centerpiece of the visitors center is a working electric elevator flour mill, that is more than three stories high and is the only such apparatus in South Tyrol. The mill produces flour during the grain milling days that are held in the summer months, and this flour is then used to bake bread in a traditional wood oven that is located right near the visitors center. And of course visitors are welcome to sample slices of the bread, which is made the truly old fashioned way.
The grounds of the visitors center contain the park’s characteristic porphyry and limestone vegetation, as well as herbs and crop plants. Frogs and other amphibians, as well as water striders and dragonflies can be seen in the amphibian pond. In addition to these events and permanent exhibits, the nature park house also holds special exhibitions on the subject of nature and culture in Trudner Horn / Monte Corno Nature Park. Hence the facility is always an interesting, instructive and enjoyable place to visit.
Opening hours 2017
From 11 April to 28 October 2017.
Open from Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
The nature park house is also open on Sundays during the months of July, August and September.
Calendar of Events
Currently no events available
Daksy's workshops for kids
From July to August every Thursday at 3 in the afternoon a kids’ workshop is hold in the nature house. Children between the ages of six and 12 can play, observe and discover the wonders of nature.
2017 bread-baking days
15 April (from 14.30 to 17.00 p.m.), 6, 13, 20 and 27 June, 4, 11, 18 an 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August, 5 September
always from 15.30 to 18.00 p.m.
and further dates on request for groups minimum 15 persons!
2017 milling-grain days
29 July, 12 and 19 August
always from 15.00 to 18.00 p.m.
2017 Altrei / Anterivo flax breaking days
26 July, 9 and 23 August, 3 September
always from 14.00 to 15.30 p.m. opposite the "Alte Lochmannsäge" / "Vecchia segheria Lochmann"
Entry is free!
responsible for Trudner Horn / Monte Corno Nature Park Visitor Center
Trudner Horn / Monte Corno Natur Park Visitor Center
Am Kofl 2
39040 Truden im Naturpark / Trodena nel parco naturale
Phone: +39 0471 869247
Fax: +39 0471 869271