Kaunergrat Nature Park in the Kaunertal

Two valleys offer limitless nature experiences in Tyrol

Nature is everywhere you look in the nature park and glacier region!

Since 2003, the Kaunergrat Nature Park has extended over the Pitztal and Kaunertal valleys and the Sonnenhang Fließ. The nature park extends from Innauen up to the Wildspitze and can be explored in the "3,000 m VERTICAL" exhibition at the Nature Park Museum. 

Learn more about the Kaunergrat, the park's namesake mountain ridge that stands between the Pitztal and the Kaunertal. You'll also learn about the many highlights that the nature park has to offer in the high alpine landscape of the Ötztal Alps. 

We are in the middle of the nature park Kaunergrat

The first nature park museum in Tyrol

Since its opening in 2007, the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum has been the gateway to adventures in this unique Tyrolean natural landscape. It is a special place where visitors can learn what makes this region so unique. Information and service centre, interactive exhibition, restaurant, all under one roof. The Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum is truly unique! 

By the way, the architecture and the location are equally impressive! Located at the fascinating Gachenblick, the Nature Park Museum brings together the Kaunertal, the Pitztal, and the Inntal. It also offers wide views and sustainability, the two cornerstones of this important project for Tyrol.

Experience Tyrolean nature up close during its opening hours:
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Naturpark Kaunergrat-Andreas Kirschner

Development of a barrier-free nature park in the Kaunertal

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the special environment in the nature park and glacier region. For this reason, the modern, barrier-free Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum at Piller Sattel is one of many milestones to making this reason available to all.

Other related measures include:

  • building suitable trails
  • creating vantage points with easy access
  • revising information to adapt it to various target group
  • purchasing off-road wheelchairs
  • offer rental of Swiss Tracs to wheelchair users
  • working in partnership with regional businesses


The Kaunergrat Nature Park is well on its way to accessibility, as shown by the Eden Award for offering Tourism for ALL received by the park in 2013. The Gacher Blick viewing platform and the barrier-free Piller Moor speak for themselves. 
 

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Naturpark Kaunergrat-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl

Whether circular hiking trail or tow path: making your way to the Piller Moor

Piller Moor circular trail

On this circular trail, young and old get to know the moor's special feature as a rare habitat. There are seven informative boards along the trail that explain how the moor or peat bog came to be, the vegetation that thrives here, and how peat was once extracted for use as fuel. Accompanied by a knowledgeable biologist, you can expect information and entertainment for the whole family!

To the Piller Moor interpretive trail

Barrier-free boardwalk

Since 2014, the Piller Moor bog has been accessible to wheelchair users, making it the first of its kind in Central Europe. Navigable wooden walkways take visitors 700 m into the unique moor landscape. Guests with reduced mobility can also experience this Tyrolean natural jewel on two special platforms which were rightly awarded the top prize for "Barrier-Free Travel" by the Austrian Ministry of Tourism

To the barrier-free boardwalk
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Naturpark Kaunergrat-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl

Further summer highlights in the Kaunergrat Nature Park

The Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum and the Piller Moor bog are just two of many attractions that will make your summer holiday in the Kaunertal unforgettable. You and your loved ones can

  • follow the interpretive glacier trail from the the Kaunertal Glacier Road
  • walk through an irrigation tunnel on the Kaunerberg Waterway
  • marvel at some ,100 species of butterflies on sunny slopes of the Kauner & Kaunerberg
  • observe the native European dark bee while collecting honey
  • soak up the beauty of the Verpeiltal on an extensive mountain tour
  • experience the rare animals and plants in the Kauns-Kaunerberg-Faggen Nature Reserve
  • visit the Kaunergrat mountain hut at 2,817 m above sea level

As you can see, summer in Tyrol's Kaunertal is guaranteed never to be boring! Also, find out what a winter holiday in the nature park and glacier region promises.

Travelling with your family in winter? Find out what makes the Kaunergrat Nature Park unique in winter and what family-friendly offers in Tyrol's Kaunertal are waiting for you!

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Naturpark Kaunergrat-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl
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Nacht-Schneeschuhwanderung in Fendels (MI)

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Schneeabenteuer

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Nachtskilauf und Nachtrodeln am Winterberg Fendels jeden Donnerstag von 19:00-22:00 Uhr

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Kaunertal Feeride Days

Vom 18.-19. März 2023 finden am Kaunertaler Gletscher die „Kaunertal Freeride Days“ statt. Das kostenlose Testival wartet u.a. mit Workshops, einem gratis Pistenbully-Transport sowie musikalischen Highlights auf.

Events & Veranstaltungen

Eisstockschießen in Fendels
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Rodelabend
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Schnupperkurs Schneeschuhwandern
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Sport ist Trumpf
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Naturerlebnis.Mutzkopf

Wöchentliche geführte Wanderung

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Rodel- & Fondueabend

Urig, gemütlich, traditionell - so soll Tiroler Hüttenzauber sein.

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Lama Trekking

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DJ on Ice in der Winter.Wunder.Welt

Jeden Freitag ab 16.00 Uhr in der Winter.Wunder.Welt mit DJ Gerry.

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Schürzenjäger live - 19.03.2023

Die Legende lebt – 50 Jahre Rebellion in den Alpen live auf der Schneebühne am Bergkastel

Events & Veranstaltungen

Almfrühstück auf der Stieralm
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Aprés Ski Party mit Top DJ´s
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Kulturwanderung zur Festung Altfinstermünz
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Naturerlebnis.Mutzkopf
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Mondschein-Picknick - unter dem Sternenhimmel

Mitten in der eisigen und tiefschwarzen Winternacht erleben Sie besondere Himmelsereignisse wie Sternschnuppennächte, Meteorschauer, Neumonde... hautnah. Das unberührte Hochtal liegt fernab von hellbeleuchteten Städten und Lichtquellen und eignet sich daher ideal, um die tausenden funkelnden Sternbilder unter fachkundiger Anleitung zu bestaunen. Nach einer ca. halbstündigen Wanderung wartet ein knisterndes Lagerfeuer, dampfender Punsch und Glühwein auf Sie. Unsere naturpädagogischen Führer begleiten Sie an folgenden Terminen beim Picknick unterm Sternenhimmel:

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DreiländerSKIro

Die Skitourentage 2023!

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Mittelalterfest

Die altehrwürdigen Gemäuer von Altfinstermünz laden zum Mittelalterfest am Do, 18. Mai 2023! Beginn 11.00 Uhr Aufregende Ritter-Duelle, spektakuläre Feuershows und die mittelalterliche Musik der Gruppe Heydenrausch lassen die vergangenen Zeiten hochleben.  Nutzen Sie den kostenlosen Shuttlebus ab Ensplatz/Pfunds von 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr und retour von 16.00 - 18.00 Uhr  

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3D Bogensportturnier Tschingls 2023

Detaillierte Infos zum Turnier und zum Programm finden Sie unter www.bogensport-pfunds.at.  

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Juni.Bluama.Zeit

von 01. Juni bis 30. Juni 2023  

Events & Veranstaltungen

Wanderung zum Wildtiergehege Feichti
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Winterwander-Bus Naturpark Kaunergrat
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Kulturwanderung zur Festung Altfinstermünz
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Winterwander-Bus Pfundser Tschey
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