Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park

Nature Park Visitor Center

The motto of  Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park Visitor Center is “The boundaries of nature, the limits of human kind.” When you first enter the center, a film shot from the perspective of an eagle affords you an unusual impression of the park.
A 3D relief provides visitors with multimedia information concerning the park’s mountains, trails, refuges, lakes and waterfalls. A pendulum gives visitors a close-up look at how the mountains arose, while a kind of stone puzzle provides insight into the geological structure of the mountains. At the center you can also marvel at, observe, and be amazed by altitudes of 3,000 meters and beyond, glacier shrinkage, minerals, life-size hand-carved birds of prey, resilient lichen, and the valley’s typical dialect. Visitor information systems provide information concerning nature, the landscape, and the evolution of the nature park region. And for kids there are fairy tales and legends from times past.
Visitors to Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park Visitor Center experience spatially and temporally all of the beauty and boundaries that are found in the park.

Opening hours 2019

From 27 December 2018 to 30 March 2019 and from 2 May to 31 October 2019.
Open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. and from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

The facility is also open on Sundays during the months of July and August.

Evening hours

From 12 July to 23 August 2018, the visitors center will be open on Tuesdays until 10 p.m. on account of the Taufers / Campo Tures Street Kitchen festival.

Calendar of Events

Geologiemodell im Naturparkhaus Rieserferner-Ahrn

Special events

From 4 July to 29 August special kids’ afternoons and parents’ afternoons will be held in alternation on Wednesdays and will be facilitated by park officials. For further information and/or to sign up for one of these events, contact the visitors center.

Entry is free!


Naturparkhausbetreuer Franz Hinteregger

Franz Hinteregger

responsible for Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park Visitor Center


Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park Visitor Center
Rathausplatz / Piazza Municipio 9
39032 Sand in Taufers  / Campo Tures
Phone: +39 0474 677546
Email: info.rfa@provinz.bz.it