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A great multi-media Nature Park Exhibition takes place on the first floor of the newly renovated parish house in Vent. The exhibition focuses on nature themes like field names, sheep drives, settlement history, Ötzi - the Iceman, glacier priest and tourism pioneer Franz Senn, glacial recession, climate change, high Alpine habitats and their specific fauna and flora. 

Vent Summer Landscape Panorama


Nature's Podium - Nature Park Exhibition and Information Base in Vent

The so-called "hideout" made of solid stone pine wood can be found in front of Vent's parish house, symbolizing the main themes of the exhibition:  Archaeology/history of settlement of the nearby "Hohler Stein" hunting base in Vent. Additionally, next to the "hideout" there is also a bronze relief of the surrounding landscape, pointing out special places of interest.

The fabulous Nature Park Exhibition, covering some 50 m², gives an insight into Vent's huge variety of natural historical facts and its history of civilization. Natural history comprises field names, Stone Age settlements, climate change and glacial recession. High Alpine areas feature very sensible habitats which are shown in multi-media presentations by displaying also a selection of rare exhibits.

All descriptions and explanations are available in German and English. The multi-media exhibition also centers on several audio stations presenting animal sounds, field names spoken in typical Ötztal dialect and interactive touch pads. Leafing through the guestbook of Franz Senn, admiring old panorama photos of glaciers, zooming in electron microscopic pictures of animals and their exciting patterns.

Open daily, free Admission.


More details:
Naturpark Ötztal
T +43 (0) 5256 22957
Open daily  8.00 am until 10.00 pm