Visitor Centre and GEOMuseum
Open from may 1st 2022.
Daily open from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
Visitors per year
experience geological history
A journey through millions of years…
… is that along your hiking tour through the Bletterbach gorge. This UNESCO World Heritage site provides insight into the inner part of the mountains, into the world of rocks and stones and into the structure of the Dolomites. The gorge is an open book, where scientists, hikers passionate about geology, as well as nature-loving families with children may read about more than 40 million years of geological history.go hiking on...
01.05.2022 - 31.10.2022
My personal tour
The next family outing should be something special? A day that children and their parents, grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles will remember for a long time?
Then take the opportunity to book your very own GEOPARC guide for your private tour. You are among yourself, so we can specifically address your wishes: What do you really want to see? Which topics are of particular interest to you? How long should the tour last? Do the children need an incentive to explore the gorge?
This offer is of course not only for families, but also for you and your partner, your friends, your employees …
For your personal tour you can contact us here.
01.07.2022, 09.07.2021, 16.07.2021, 23.07.2021, 30.07.2021, 06.08.2021, 13.08.2021, 20.08.2021, 27.08.2021
Stone and wild herbs
A variety of wild herbs prosper in the GEOPARC Bletterbach, and their different benefits in everyday life are at the core of this hiking tour themed “rocks and wild herbs”.
Geological hiking tour with palaeontologist Evelyn Kustatscher
The palaeontologist working at the Museum of Nature South Tyrol, passes on her knowledge to visitors, provides interesting information about the habitats, and the creation of plant fossils and dinosaur traces of 260 million years ago. She also explains the scientific meaning of the UNESCO World Heritage.
04.07.2021 in German.
08.08.2021 in Italian.
Bletterbach – source of strenght and power
Bletterbach – source of strenght and power: Leave behind the stress of every day life and sense the stimulating effect of natural elements: during this excursion with Kneipp-coach Rita Bodner you will experience the healing power of nature and of water. A lot of tipps will help you to worry less about every-day-stress.
Outlook into the past
After the musical opening of a very special evening in the GEOPARC Bletterbach, we will walk to the panoramic point above the Visitors Centre. There, we however won’t call your attention to the deep gorge, but invite you to look at the dark sky: thanks to two telescopes you will see the planets Saturn and Jupiter as well as some of the most beautiful constellations… and maybe – with a bit of luck – also some falling stars.
The astronomer David Gruber and the geologist Benno Baumgartner from the Nature Museum South Tyrol will explain you the origins, the characteristics and the particularities of stars and planets.
18.06.2022 - 31.10.2022
The new saurian trail
The Saurian Trail takes you on a journey to the Permian, about 260 million years ago, a time during which the rocks and fossils of the Bletterbach Gorge and the Dolomites were formed.
Families with children, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, people out for an easy stroll, and also more adventurous hikers are invited to explore these footprints from the dim recesses of time and learn more about the creatures which created them.
They can compare ancient plants with modern-day species, and even study micro-fossils.