Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park
Ancient cultures and new perspectives
The Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park, South Tyrol’s oldest nature park, was founded in 1974. This 7,291 hectare protected* area is located in the western South Tyrol Dolomites. Schlern / Sciliar mountain is an impressive formation which, together with Santner and Euringer columns, counts as one of the major landmarks of South Tyrol. The Rosengarten / Catinaccio massif, with its countless columns, is also renowned beyond the borders of South Tyrol. One of the Rosengarten / Catinaccio massif’s peaks, known as Kesselkogel / Catinaccio d’Antermoia, rises to a height of 3,002 meters. The park also contains Seis / Siusi, Völs / Fié, Tiers / Tires and Tschamintal / Val Ciamin forests.
The park is part of the European-wide Natura 2000 sites, which aim to promote habitat, flora and fauna conservation and were established under the EU’s FFH Directive (92/43/EC) and Bird’s Directive (2009/147/EC). Article 6(1) of the FFH Directive requires EU member states to elaborate conservation measures for Natura 2000 sites, to which end the province of South Tyrol commissioned so called management plans.
Each park has an executive board whose members are representatives of the relevant municipalities, an expert in natural sciences, representatives of nature conservation associations, farmers' representatives and representatives of the relevant provincial agencies.
Nature park facts
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Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site
In summer 2009, due to their scenic beauty and their geomorphological and geological significance, the Dolomites were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This carefully chosen list of sites includes the most outstanding and unique natural or cultural assets, whose protection is particularly important for the international community. The Dolomites and with them also the Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park have thus been awarded the greatest recognition a natural asset may receive. Such recognition, however, also confers certain duties and responsibilities relating to the conservation and sustainable development of this extraordinary mountain region.
Nature Park Visitor Center and Information Center
Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar Catinaccio Nature Park Visitor Center
Oswald von Wolkenstein Platz 6 / p.zza Oswald von Wolkenstein 6
39040 Seis / Siusi
Tel.: +39 0471 708110
Völser Weiher / Laghetto di Fié Information Center
Völser Weiher / Laghetto di Fié
39050 Völs am Schlern / Fiè allo Sciliar
Tel.: +39 0471 708110