This protected area embraces stunning Dolomite landscape and the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. The Sciliar/Schlern mountain, the rounded Dolomite massif with its free-standing towers on its western side, has become the nature reserve’s and at the same time South Tyrol’s most easily recognised landmark.
There are countless ways of exploring the protected area both in summer and winter: hiking through the extensive forests, climbing one of the impressive peaks, perhaps along a secured climbing path, or striding across the white-blanketed Alpine pastures on snowshoes.
The Nature Reserve Visitor Centre in the Tschamintal near Tires/Tiers is accommodated in an old Venetian sawmill and testifies to a long tradition of Alpine craftsmanship. The water-driven sawmill has been completely renovated and is now in perfect working order. A display in the centre explains the geological composition and evolution of the Sciliar massif.