Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park
The first nature park in South Tyrol.

The first nature park in South Tyrol

Discover the beauty of the landscape around Sciliar and Catinaccio

The Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park was founded in 1974, making it the oldest nature park in South Tyrol. Covering an area of over 7,291 hectares, the nature park in the western Dolomites provides insight into a fascinating habitat with scenic beauty, geomorphological and geological significance and unique flora and fauna with around 790 flowers and fern plants. The Sciliar, with the rocky tower of the Santner and the Euringer, is the emblem mountain of South Tyrol. The Sciliar, together with the Catinaccio massif with its countless towers, are famed far beyond the borders of the Dolomites. And on the legendary mountain of the Catinaccio, the “Enrosadira” can be seen in all its majesty at sunset, when the Dolomites glow pink under the rays of the evening sun. Since 2009, the Dolomites, including the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage

Get informed at the visitor centre

In the building of the former Venetian sawmill in Tires al Catinaccio, the visitor centre displays interesting facts about the protected area as well as the unique technology of the water-powered saw. In summer 2021, the new visitor centre in Siusi allo Sciliar will be opened, which will delight visitors with impressive panoramic pictures, films and interactive models. The exhibition provides information about the geological uniqueness of the area, the formation of the Dolomites and the journey of the Sciliar from the equator to its current location as well as the unique features of flora and fauna in South Tyrol’s oldest nature park with an elevation difference of 2,156m.
Safe winter holidays 20/21