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Natural Park Puez-Odle
The Natural Park Puez-Odle framed by the huge peaks of the Dolomites is surrounded in the North from Passo delle Erbe and in the South from the Gardena Pass. In East-West direction it extends from the Val Badia through our Funes Valley to the Gardena Valley. On the Northern side the Aferer, the Odle and the Sass de Putia, mighty mountain giants, the sight of which demands respect and makes nevertheless desire to come close to them, surmount the park. On the Southern side there are the plateaus of Gherdenacia, Sassongher and Puez, which together with the Odle gives the name to this region. Our Natural Park has got not only an impressive landscape relief, but it belongs with its alpine flora and fauna also to the most fascinating natural reserves of South Tyrol. And as our guest, you will live in the middle of it!
The natural park house Funes
If you want to discover the secrets of our region a visit to the Nature Park House in St. Maddalena is highly recommended. It is the central source of information for all geological, biological and cultural treasures in the Natural Park Puez-Odle. The Funes valley is the main access and for this reason 2009 a visitors centre for the whole family was opened here.
Adventure park Funes
At the bottom of the Odle peaks in the fragrant mountain forest there is a wonderful adventure park. It offers 9 different courses with balance beam, suspension bridges, cable-car-sections and other refinements. The cable cars are up to 100 meters long. At the approximately 100 stations, including a 14 meter high climbing tower, you can test your skills. As the courses are created in different degrees of difficulty this adventure park in Funes is a real family fun.
Mineral Museum Tiso
Our region is famous for the “Teiser balls”. These are so-called geodes, crystals up to 20 cm in diameter, which are embedded in a host rock, the Druze. Amethysts, agates and other gems fill the cavity, sometimes up to seven different crystals. A feast for the eyes that you can admire in detail in the Mineral Museum in Tiso. The exquisite exhibition is a eyecatcher and also a business card for many geological mysteries in the Val di Funes.