Kaunergrat Nature Park, view of Kaunertal Valley, © Naturpark Kaunergrat
Kaunergrat Nature Park, view of Kaunertal Valley, © Naturpark Kaunergrat

Kaunergrat Nature Park

Kaunergrat Nature Park covers an area of almost 600 square kilometres from the Upper Inntal Valley into the Ötztal Alps and encompasses the Pitztal and Kaunertal valleys, as well as Fliess municipality.

Have you ever encountered a herd of ibex? Not an uncommon experience when you are out and about at the right time in Kaunergrat Nature Park.  1,200 live examples of these agile, horned goats live here in the mountains namely. There is much more, however, to discover during excursions through the Nature Park: for example, 1,100 species of butterflies, 84 three thousand metre high peaks and 47 alpine farms. From the Upper Inntal Valley to the Ötztal Alps, rare and interesting natural and cultural landscapes unfold in the Kaunergrat Nature Park over a 590 square kilometre area, which can be explored on a myriad of themed trails and guided hikes. As the Nature Park covers all altitude levels found in the Alps, the natural spectacles and experiences offered are rich in diversity.

Kaunergrat Nature Park House, © Naturpark Kaunergrat
Kaunergrat Nature Park House

„Gache Blick“ is the ideal location for Kaunergrat Nature Park House, at the „three valley corner“between the Kaunertal, Pitztal and Inntal valleys. Multimedia exhibitions on the diversity of the local nature will mesmerise the whole family.

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Nature Watch in Kaunergrat Nature Park, © Naturpark Kaunergrat
Nature Watch

All you need are some good Swarovski binoculars and a little patience during Nature Watch excursions through Kaunergrat Nature Park. The guides know exactly where to track the natural wonders down. Your path may even be crossed by wild goats and marmots.

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Buchhammer Family’s Show Herb Garden in Kauns, © Naturpark Kaunergrat
Herbal Walks

Wild herbs lend a special flavour to regional dishes. To make sure the right ones end up in the saucepan, you can learn how to tell them apart on a guided walk. That knowledge can be intensified at the Buchhammer family’s exhibition herb garden in Kauns.

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Gallruth mines in Kaunertal, © Tirol Werbung/Ines Mayerl
Water is Life

The irrigation system in Kaunergrat Nature Park is unique. A hillside canal runs down from the Gallruth Glacier through pastures and meadows, before flowing in to the Inn River. Guided walks follow in the tracks of this important source of life.

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Aifner Alm in Kaunertal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Janine Hofmann
Panorama Trail

An alpine snack enjoyed against a „natural theatre” backdrop, in other words, with wonderful views, is the crowning glory of your day spent at the Nature Park. The Panorama Trail from the Aifner Alm (1,980 metres) to the Falkaunsalm (1,962 metres) is a 7.5 kilometre long, easy, alpine trail, which takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

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Nature Park Villages in the Kaunergrat Nature Park

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