National Park summer ranger programme

Anyone who enjoys getting out and about under their own steam, might well be missing out on the best things! That may well be, after all thanks to their ability to enthuse, their authenticity and their extensive knowledge of natural history, National Park rangers inspire thousands of visitors and holiday-makers each and every year.
Follow our National Park rangers at every turn and find out a great deal of interesting information on guided tours and experience the impressive realm of Alpine animals along with the sensitive high mountain landscape in the Hohe Tauern and its characteristic fauna and flora. Be inspired!

Offers & prices

Shooting für den Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Geotrail Tauernfenster

With its route proceeding up above 2500 m altitude, the Geotrail is unique to the Hohe Tauern. There is really nowhere else that is more variety-packed than the rocky realm in the Hohe Tauern. The exotic-looking karst landscape with sink holes, caves and unusual weathering is particularly impressive.

Every Tuesday from 23th June until 8th September 2020

Start: 9:30 a.m. – Duration ca. 6 hours

Meeting point in June & September: shop Hochtor at Großglockner High alpine road
Meeting point in July & August: valley station of Grossglockner Bergbahnen in Heiligenblut

Price: Adults € 17,00, children aged 10 and over € 11,00

Guided tour free of charge with the National Park Kärnten Card!
Book your Ranger tour here for June & September or July & August.

Shooting für den Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Heiligenblut: Guided Herb Walk

There is an old saying that “nature has a cure for every ailment”. Those who would like to expand their knowledge of healing plants will find our guided walk in the Kräuterwand (Herb Wall) area above Heiligenblut a both informative and enjoyable adventure. Located above the Möllschlucht Ravine, the Kräuterwand is a steep mountain slope, whose arid soil and south-easterly orientation give rise to plants usually found only on rocky summit grasslands or high-altitude rock crevices.

Every Wednesday from 24th June to 9th September 2020

Start: 9:30 a.m. – Duration ca. 6 hours

Meeting point: “House of the Ibex”, Heiligenblut

Price: Adults € 17,00, children aged 10 and over € 11,00

Guided tour free of charge with the National Park Kärnten Card!
Book your Ranger tour here.

Stappitzer See im Seebachtal

A Natural Idyll: Lake ‘Stappitzer See’

This guided tour offers an in-depth understanding of the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the Mallnitz Visitors’ Centre, an array of multi-sensory experiences provides information and inspiration about our natural surroundings. This is followed by a gentle hike in the Seebachtal Valley, where you continue your journey of discovery in a breathtaking scenery at an altitude of 1,300 metres.

Every Wednesday from 5th to 26th September 2020

Start: 10:30 a.m. – Duration ca. 4 hours

Meeting point: Mallnitz visitor´s centre

Price: Adults € 18,50, children aged 6 and over € 10,50

Guided tour free of charge with the National Park Kärnten Card!
Book your Ranger tour here.

Shooting für den Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Glacier trail to the Pasterze

The glacier trail is an action-packed high mountain hike to the Pasterze – leading to the biggest glacier in the East Alps. Get information about the development of the glacier over the past centuries, learn about the changes in the landscape due to the glacier retreat and get to know the plants in the glacier foreland.

Every Thursday from 25th June to 10th September 2020

Start: 10:15 a.m. – Duration ca. 5 hours

Meeting point: Information point at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe visitor centre

Price: Adults € 17,00, children aged 10 and over € 11,00

Guided tour free of charge with the National Park Kärnten Card!
Book your Ranger tour here.

©Franz GERDL_Kärnten Werbung_Wildtiersafari_06911

Wilderness tour: searching for red deer

In Seebachtal near Mallnitz you get to experience the wilderness of the Hohe Tauern National Park up close: primeval mountain forests, bearded vultures, the biggest chamois population in the National Park and a breath-taking landscape. The National Park ranger takes you first to Schwussner Hütte before your wilderness tour begins.

Every Thursday from 25th June to 10th September 2020

Start: 7:30 a.m. – Duration approx. 7,5 hours

Meeting point: parking place/bottom station Ankogelbahn

Price: Adults € 28.00, children aged 10 and over € 19.00

With the National Park Kärnten Card you pay just € 13.00 for an adult and just € 10.00 for a child!
Book your Ranger tour here.

Steinböcke (c)NPHT, M. Lackner

Kings of the Alps: observing the ibex

Ibex are majestic animals. They inspire with their size, their surefootedness, their breath-taking leaps on escarpments and their flights on exposed cliff faces. Observing an ibex at close quarters is one of the most unforgettable experiences in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Every Friday from 5th June until 11th September 2020

Start: 7:00 a.m. – Duration ca. 2 ½ hours

Meeting point: Glocknerhaus (Großglockner High Alpine Road)

Price: Adults € 17.00, children aged 10 and over € 11.00

Guided tour free of charge with the National Park Kärnten Card!
Book your Ranger tour here.

TIPP

With the National Park Kärnten Card you can get free and discounted entry to the National Park ranger programme.

Contact

Kärntner Nationalparkfonds Hohe Tauern
Döllach 14, 9843 Großkirchheim // nationalpark@ktn.gv.at // www.hohetauern.at

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Wintersaison leider beendet
Winter season closed

ab 14.03.2020

Werte Partner und Gäste,
aus gegebenem Anlass beenden wir die Wintersaison schneller als geplant.

Heiligenblut am Großglockner steht seit Samstag, 14. März 2020 unter Quarantäne.
Per email erreichen Sie uns unter tourismus@nationalpark-hohetauern.at
Alle weiteren Skigebiete schließen am Sonntag, 15. März, die Beherbergungsbetriebe am Montag, 16. März.

Alle aktuellen Informationen finden Sie auf www.kaernten.at/aktuelle-informationen/
Wir freuen uns, Sie zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen!


Dear guests and partners!
Due to the occasion the winter season 2019/2020 finishs earlier than planned.
Heiligenblut has been standing since Saturday 14. March 2020 in quarantine.
You can reach us by email at tourismus@nationalpark-hohetauern.at
All other lifts will close with Sunday, 15. March 2020 and the accommodation establishments with Monday, 16. March 2020.

All information about this you'll find on www.visitcarinthia.at/information/
We look forward to welcoming you at later.