Monday

MEET A RANGER

8th July to 6th September 2024 - National Park Valleys

The Hohe Tauern National Park encompasses many of Austria's most precious landscapes, from the majestic peak of the Grossvenediger in the west to the steppe-like slopes in the east. Meet and join the people who protect our National Park. Learn more about the natural treasures of the National Park and how you can help preserve them for future generations. 

The alpine marmot, also known as the "Mankei", lives in families in underground burrows. | © NPHT, Foto Rieder

Meeting point

The junior rangers in the information huts will tell you exactly where to meet the National Park Ranger.

Period

from 9 am to 4 pm

Where?

Krimmler Achental, Habachtal BrambergSportgastein Na√üfeld

NEARBY SUMMIT BLISS

1st July to 2nd September 2024 - Schmittenhöhe Zell am See

From the top station of the trassXpress, the guided hike leads to the neighboring peak of Schmittenh√∂he the Maurerkogel, at 2,074 meters. Enjoy a hike through the picturesque landscape of Pinzgau and reward yourself at the summit with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. 

Summit hike - Guided hike to the Maurerkogel | © Schmittenhöhe AG, Foto Mr-Offenblende.at
Meeting point 9 am valley station trassXpress
Duration approx. 4 hours (medium) 
Equipment Drink, snack, sturdy shoes, rain protection & sticks
Registration

until noon the day before in the online ticket shop 

Note! The ticket is your registration for the event, the ascent & descent is not included.

INTO THE VALLEY OF EMERALDS

8th July to 2nd September 2024 - Habachtal valley Bramberg

Explore with a National Park ranger on the ‚ÄúSmaragdweg‚ÄĚ the peculiarities of the trough valley and the green glittering treasure trove: the precious emeralds. You‚Äôll also learn how gemstone hunting works and where exactly searching is allowed. Keep an eye out for golden eagles and marmots and enjoy a cozy stop at the end of the tour at the Alpengasthof Alpenrose. Then decide for yourself whether you want to hike back down the valley with the ranger or take the ‚ÄúSmaragdtaxi‚ÄĚ instead.  

In the valley of the emeralds | ¬© Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Foto Florian Kreidl-Gl√ľck

Meeting point

9 am Info hut Habachtal valley Bramberg

Duration

approx. 4 hours (2.5 hrs. walking time | easy)

Charge

adult ‚ā¨ 22.00 | child & youth (7-16 years) accompanied by parents free of charge | excl. feeder service

Free

with the guest card or Nationalpark Sommercard (excl. feeder service) 

Info! The tour ends at the end of the valley, return trip by taxi possible

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, rain and sun protaction, backpack with drinks and snacks, suitable clothing

Registration

not necessary

RAURIS VIRGIN FOREST

8th July to 2th September 2024 - Lenzanger Raurisertal valley

Immerse yourself in the fascinating landscape with dark moor ponds, majestic tree giants, and romantic clearings, creating an atmosphere like in a green jungle. From the experienced National Park rangers, you‚Äôll learn more about this natural gem in the Rauris valley. Enjoy not only the picturesque landscape on the way back along the forest road but also the opportunity to stop in numerous taverns. 

Rauris primaeval forest | © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill

Meeting point

9 am parking lot Lenzanger

Duration

approx. 4 hours (2.5 hrs. walking time | medium) 

Charge

adult ‚ā¨ 22.00 | child & youth (10-16 years) accompanied by parents free of charge | excl. feeder service

Free

with the guest card or Nationalpark Sommercard (excl. feeder service) 

Info! Toll charges for passenger cars apply

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, rain and sun protaction, backpack with drinks and snacks, suitable clothing

Registration

not necessary

MYSTICAL NIGHT OF WATER

1st July to 2nd September 2024 - Kaprun

Mystical and breathtaking, the Sigmund Thun Gorge comes to life. On the guided torchlight walk through the gorge, parents and children experience a romantic and awe-inspiring adventure.

Sigmund Thun gorge in Zell am See Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

Meeting point

Entrance Sigmund Thun Klamm
1st July to 12th August - 8 pm 
19th August to 2nd September - 7.30 pm

Charge

adult ‚ā¨ 12.00 | child & youth (6-15 years) ‚ā¨ 6.00 | children up to 5 years free

Registration

not necessary

CASTLE SIGHTSEEING TOUR

1st July to 22nd September 2024 (except on 18.07.) - Kaprun

Walk through 600 years of eventful history. You can still feel the atmosphere of days gone by when you enter the venerable Kaprun Castle. It is like a journey back in time. Surrounded by centuries-old walls, you will get an idea of how the counts and lords of the castle spent their days.  

Get to know the historic castle at 5 pm and listen to the history of the castle. Then explore the castle itself. There are photo points, a small exhibition, the castle museum and the dungeon. 

Kaprun castle | © Arne Mueseler - arne-mueseler.com

Entry

from 5 pm to 7 pm

Last entry at 6.45 pm

Charge

adult ‚ā¨ 8.00 | children from 7 to 14 years ‚ā¨ 4.00 | children up to 6 years free

Registration

not necessary