The biggest goldfinding
With friends he discovered the biggest gold
treasure in the Alps. On that occasion they found about 20 kg of
gold. They started off from a forgotten map by a Swiss scientist. More
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different species discovered by Michel Wachtler. More
Wachtler is one of the Europeans leading thinkers, writers and
filmmakers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and
conservationist, he has published more than 100 books and scientific
papers. His social criticism often turns him into an uncomfortable
Since his early youth he devoted himself to the goal of entering
deeper into the world of stones than anyone else. He succeeded in
detecting the biggest gold – and crystal findings of the Alps and
furthermore he discovered countless unknown saurians and fossil
is considered as a connoisseur of the Dolomites and the whole
Alps-region. Numberless of his books and films about the genesis,
the history and the wars in the Dolomites became standard works. He
is founder of DoloMythos, the Natural Heritage of Humanity Museum in
Innichen (South Tyrol).
As a field researcher he has discovered and named more than eighty
new species of plants and dinosaurs. In 1999 he succeeded in finding
the ancestor of snakes and lizards. In his honour Prof. Silvio
Renesto named it “Megachirella wachtleri”. Also a lovely fossil fern
took his name: "Wachtleria".
will to search for Newlands everywhere in the world led him
oftentimes to the so far hidden landscapes of the world.
Michael Wachtler lives in the historical Villa Wachtler in the
centre of Innichen (South Tyrol). Around you can find Wachtler
specialties, the most beautiful shop of the Dolomites and Wachtler
Residence, a comfortable house for enjoying the Dolomites.