Nature Park Visitor Center
The Puez-Geisler/ Puez-Odle Nature Park was the last one of South Tyrol´s seven nature parks to get its own visitor center. On 29 December 2009 Puez-Geisler / Odle-Puez Nature Park Visitor Center opened its doors. The center’s cubic, two-story building made of papyrus coloured concrete is located in the center of St. Magdalena in Villnöß / S. Maddalena in Funes.
The mission of nature park house Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle is to provide visitors with information about nature and to make their visit to the park both enjoyable and informative. An aerial walkable photograph that visitors can view from above provides an overview of Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park and its various landscape features.
The “Dolomites, hands-on” exhibition area focuses on the geology of the Dolomites, which is the park’s central topic area. The gallery contains representative types of rocks and strata in their characteristic forms. Steroscopes installed in the gallery enable visitors to see what the scenery really looks like. There’s much to discover in“Nature's cabinet of wonders” on the upper level, including birds nests, animal tracks, bird feathers, animal hides, antlers and much more. In the “Conquering the mountains” area, Reinhold Messner, who is probably the world’s most renowned Alpinist (and grew up in Villnöß / Funes), narrates a short film concerning his experiences in the Alps. The Mountain cinema offers a daily and weekly program of selected nature park film productions. And of course the film on Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park can also be viewed at Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park Visitor Center. This film contains a magnificent series of images that show you the wonders of the Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park.
Opening hours 2021
The Nature Park Visitor Centre remains closed because of the COVID-19 crisis until further notice!
Calendar of Events
Daksy's creative workshop
Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park Visitor Center offers special children’s programs on Fridays in July, August and September starting at 3:00 p.m. These events, which are full of delightful surprises for the younger set, are for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Reservations required!
Entry is free!
responsible for Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park Visitor Center
Puez-Geisler / Puez-Odle Nature Park Visitor Center
St. Magdalena / S. Maddalena, Trebich 1
39040 Villnöß / Funes
Phone: +39 0472 842523