Located in Prad am Stilfserjoch/Prato allo Stelvio – the main town of the National Park Region, the aquaprad Visitor Centre is centred on the fundamental role of water in the National Park.
The continuous exhibition is called ‘Amongst The Fish – A Journey Into A Strange World‘.

Twelve natural aquariums in the aquaprad combine to recreate an aqueous high mountain biotope comprised of streams, rivers, a lake, a moor and a pond. Thanks to a transparent wall, visitors can observe 30 different types of native freshwater fish in their natural habitat. The European pond turtle, native to this region, as well as reptiles and amphibians can also be seen at close quarters.

Through large panoramic windows, visitors can gain an insight into the local, but unknown world of fish fauna. The emphasis is clearly on autochthone fish, i.e. native fish of South Tyrol.

The Amphibians of South Tyrol

All 13 South Tyrol’s amphibian species (frogs and caudates) are protected under the Nature Conservation Ordinance since 2010. Detailed information about the temporary exhibition is available on the upper floor of the visitor centre.