The Trudner Horn Nature Reserve is the southernmost of South Tyrol’s seven nature reserves. At first glance it may appear less spectacular than some of the others, with their glaciers, high peaks, vast expanses of Alpine pastureland and the craggy contours of the Dolomites as a backdrop.
Instead it boasts high mountain bog ecosystems, beech woods, sub-Mediterranean scrub vegetation, sweet chestnut and oak groves, mixed woods of yew and firs – a treasure trove for botanists and zoologists! The Trudner Horn Nature Reserve covers an expanse of 6,866 hectares. Its highest point is just under 1,800 metres (5,900 ft). The Visitor Centre is accommodated in an old grain elevator which has been restored to working condition.