Tiroler Lech Nature Park

41km² - especially worth protecting

An area covering 42 square kilometres counts as especially worth protecting – not without reason, as anyone will notice soon. The Tiroler Lech Nature Park lies in the North-West of the province of Tirol and is part of the Außerfern district. 24 municipalities located along the Lech river or the most important tributaries form the nature park region.  Ever since the foundation of the association in 2006, they have been the foundation of the nature park.

With its impressive and unique nature, the Tiroler Lech Nature Park ranks amongst the most beautiful and pristine landscapes of the Alps.  This mostly natural landscape in harmony with nature has characteristic habitats and is home to a great number of rare or threatened species. It is part of the Natura 2000 network of nature reserves.

The alpine wild river landscape of the Lech river, which is of international importance because of its size and characteristics, lies embedded between the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps.  Thanks to its natural dynamics and free force, the Lech river creates vast and continuously changing gravel and sand areas. The Lech river and its floodplain copse are a last refuge for many plant and animal species, which used to be widely spread in wild river landscapes.

The exceptional abundance of species highlights the importance of the area for natural studies. It is the task of the nature park to preserve the cultural landscape in its variety and beauty. Besides of the protective function, the nature park also tries to spark incentives in the areas of recreation, education, research and regional development.

For more information on the nature park and its events, you can contact the team of the nature park!