Ahr river floodplains, Life by the water
There are very few floodplains in South Tyrol. Visitors to the Ahr river will be treated to valuable insights into a largely ignored, water-rich environment with the opportunity to encounter special plants and animals.
Rightnext to the city of Brunico/Bruneck, head along the left bank through the Stegen and Jörgen Ahr river water meadows. This is a surprisingly unspoilt natural landscape set amidst an area otherwise reserved for agricultural use. The valley, through which the Ahr river snakes its way before flowing into the Rienz river, was formed by ice-age glaciers prior to being filled by rubble and sediment from the mountains. This is a natural oasis and one of the most unspoilt and beautiful river landscapes in South Tyrol with its very own diverse flora and fauna. Discover this and more during a simple walk. A viewing platform provides outstanding views and a fantastic observation point. With a bit of luck you might just catch a glimpse of the common kingfisher, whose beauty is only matched by its timidity.