The Red Lake Visitor Centre is dedicated to the Toverl lake and the extraordinary reddening phenomenon that characterized it until 1964. Located on the lake shore, surrounded by a fir-tree forest, it offers an exhibition area and some spaces for educational activities. and scientific research.
The mystery of the lake
This centre is dedicated to the Tovel lake and to the extraordinary phenomenon of reddening that characterized it until 1964. Located on the lake shore, surrounded by a forest of fir trees, it offers an exhibition area and some spaces for educational activities and scientific research.
The first room illustrates why the lake used to turn to red and the characteristics of the microscopic algae that caused it.
No more red
The second room deals with the issue of the sudden disappearance of the phenomenon and why it didin’t become red anymore. It then presents the results of the Salto Project. This research, conducted by the Agricultural Institute of San Michele all’Adige between 2001 and 2004, clarified the reasons for the lack of redness. A reconstruction of the alga and an area model help to understand the process.
The next room takes you to the fantastic world of animals in the Tovel Valley. Through an evocative play of lights, movies and sounds you can perceive the presence of some of the most characteristic species of the valley.
The last room, through a series of panels, leads you to a moment of reflection on the absolute importance of nature conservation to which the human life itself depends.
Finally, in a small projection room you can see videos about the Park and the fauna and flora that populate it.
Guided tours on reservation: Tel 0465/806666