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The Nature Park

Nature Reserve in the High Mountain Range

The Zillertal Alps high mountain nature conservation park measures 379 km² and ranges in altitude from 1,000 m in the mountaineer town of Ginzling up to 3,509 m on the Hochfeiler. 

The nature park stretches from the Reichenspitze in the east to the Olperer in the west and from Mayrhofen in the north to the main ridge of the Alps in the south. The area encompasses all the altitude levels that characterize the Alps – from the agriculturally cultivated valley floor all the way up to the forest edge in the alpine pasture regions and yet further in the glacier region. Besides the highly varied altitude graduations and geology characterized by extensive farming and earmarked by steeply inclined cultivation areas, there is also remarkable biodiversity.

The nature park is particularly noted by the tight connection between high Alps culture and natural topography as well as the predominant sense of peace and quiet in the area. Due to the particular suitability of the region for leisure and relaxation as well as thanks to the projects of the power plant concern Kraftwerksgruppe Zillertal, street projects over the main mountain ridge and ski tourism facilities follow the ordinance instituted in 1991 governing a conservation area. The title "Nature Park" was conferred to the "protected area" in 2001. From the very beginning, an active nature preserve took place via an on-site coordinating committee.

The Nature Park is waiting for you to hike through it and discover its secrets.


Your truly, Katharina Weiskopf
Nature Park & Reserve Manager with Team

 
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