© Andreas Kirschner
© Andreas Kirschner
© Andreas Kirschner



In collaboration with the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsoffice (project SKYSCAPE) MK-Illumination prepared the Light Code (PDF EN), its compliance reduces negative effects of decorative lighting.

In the course of the project SKYSCAPE Kaunertal Tourism offers various nighttime events:
Sternennächte erwandern im Kaunertal

Into the Night in the Kaunertal Valley (PDF EN) is a guide to the night landscape. In the booklet you will find information, tips and advice about night-time events and offers taking place in the valley.

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Period: 2020 to 2022

Contact: Stefanie Pontasch, PhD (0043 680 2078728), s.pontasch(at)

The project SKYSCAPE, co-financed by the European fund for regional development and Interreg V-A Italien-ÖSterreich 2014-2020, is carried out by the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsoffice together with the communities of Asiago (Veneto; Lead), Talmassons (Friuli Venecia Giulia) and Karneid (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol).

Project goals

SKYSCAPE intends to

  • protect and promote the dark and unspoiled night sky,
  • reduce light pollution and
  • sensitize for the value of a dark night sky for the health and wellbeing of people, animals and plants.



  • Initiatives and events to sensitize for the topic of light pollution.
  • Implementation of Best Practise Examples in the field of festive, sportive and/or monumental lighting.
  • Development and implementation of new astro-touristic products in selected areas.
  • Promotion of these new astro-touristic products by public events, local and transboarder communication activities.


Expected results

It is expected that the new astro-touristic itineraries and products, that invite to get in touch with the natural nocturnal life and landscape attract visitors that care for nature. This will strengthen the day and overnight tourism as well as existing infrastructure and operators in the area.

The conservation and promotion of the nocturnal life and landscape will contribute to enhanced health, wellbeing and quality of life for the ecosystem, plants, animals and people.