In the Ibex Centre at Schrofen everything revolves around the Pitztal heraldic animal. The "King of the Alps", as the ibex is also called, was considered extinct, but was successfully reintroduced to the Pitztal more than 60 years ago. Today, the largest population of ibex in the Eastern Alps can be found in the Pitztal and the adjacent Kaunertal Valley.
Nature and culture of the Pitztal
In the interactive exhibition, which extends over two floors, visitors can gain an interesting insight into the exciting history of these majestic animals. The Ibex Centre also combines the natural and cultural history of the Pitztal.
The grounds on which the Capricorn Centre was built belong to the Schrofenhof. It has existed since 1265, which makes it the oldest farm in the Pitztal. The exhibition is therefore also dedicated to its inhabitants and gives visitors an insight into the past of the high valley with interviews and old photographs.
Ibex and marmot preserve
The ibex centre also includes a 3,800 square metre outdoor enclosure, through which several hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty lead. Here you can watch the ibexes up close. There are also marmots to discover. The centre is largely barrier-free. The feeding place in the wild animal enclosure is also accessible without barriers.
In the visitor centre, a café-restaurant with a guest terrace invites you to take a short break. The centre also has a shop. There is a playground for children.
- The day pass at Alpine Ibex Center St. Leonhard Pitztal is €8 making it one of the 15 cheapest tourist Attractions in Austria.
How to get there
The ibex centre is located at the Schrofen in St. Leonhard im Pitztal. From Innsbruck take the A12 to Imst. Then you drive via Wenns and Jerzen to St. Leonhard in the Pitztal. After St. Leonhard you turn right and drive up to the Schrofen.