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 2022
Open from 12th April until 29th October 2022
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm – 6 pm. Also open on Sundays in July, August and September. Closed on public holidays.
The Nature Park Visitor Center can only be visited in compliance with the valid measures against Covid19!
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Daksy's workshops for kids
Truden / Trodena: from July to August every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Reservations required.
Altrei / Anterivo: 7 July, 7 and 31 August from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. a kids' workshop is hold on the Rathausplatz / Piazza del Municipio. Children between the ages of four and 8 can play, observe and discover the wonders of nature. Reservation required!
2021 bread-baking days
26 June, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 July, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 4, 11, 18 and 25 September
always from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
and further dates on request for groups minimum 15 persons!
2021 milling-grain days
15, 21 and 28 August
always from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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