The aquaprad Visitor Centre in the Stelvio National Park
Water: the vital element
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‘.
Fourteen natural aquariums in the aquaprad combine to recreate an 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.
Several times a year, special guided tours are held at the aquaprad visitor centre for candidates for the fishing exam.