Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
The Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park is situated in the north-eastern part of the Autonomous Province Bozen-Südtirol (Italy). It extends over an area of around 313 square kilometers belonging to the municipalities of Sand in Taufers, Gais, Percha, Rasen-Antholz, Ahrntal and Prettau. The Park is situated between the bottom of the Tauferer Ahrn Valley in the northwest, the Austrian border at Staller Sattel in the east, Antholzertal in the south-east and Pustertal in the south.
The Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park (313 square kilometers) was founded in 1988. It borders on the Hohe Tauern National Park (1,786 square kilometers). Together with the Zillertaler Hauptkamm Nature Park (372 square kilometers), they build up the biggest association of protected areas in Europe, with a total area of 2,471 square kilometers.