Art & Culture

A natural environment is also a cultural environment

Nature and culture are intertwined. Where interested visitors come upon great natural resources, cultural highlights and historic edifices are never far away. In the Hohe Tauern National Park region an array of breath-taking art and cultural treasures have become established over thousands of years, and these are just waiting for you to experience while you are on holiday.

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Edifices steeped in history

A series of venerable pilgrimage churches, with the St. Vinzenz Church in Heiligenblut leading the way, entice visitors to enjoy spiritual experiences in the region. High above Rangersdorf, Carinthia’s highest pilgrimage church, the “Marterle” at 1836m altitude, awaits visitors and provides superb views to the Kreuzeck Group and the Lienz Dolomites. Like a picturesque fairy-tale castle, Burg Falkenstein towers above Mölltal near Obervellach. Starting from Obervellach, the castle is easily accessible via straightforward hiking paths.

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“Music to touch”

For 20 years the small, yet perfectly formed music festival in Mallnitz, has proven that size and records have nothing to do with cultural quality. Every year world-famous artists transform the little village in the Hohe Tauern National Park into a centre of extensive culture, and demonstrate their great skills in front of this superb natural backdrop. Mallnitz parish church is a place of cultural creativity, and has a part to play in providing such high quality thanks to its special ambience and outstanding acoustics.

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Cultural treasures everywhere you look

At the entrance to the Hohe Tauern National Park region in the town of Winklern there has, for a long time, been a very important building, Winklern Toll Tower. In times past, town tolls and road tolls were collected here, and today the “Tauern Crystal Treasure” exhibition awaits, with lots of interesting information about the fascinating world of mountain crystals. Things are no less mystical in the “Tauerngold” exhibition in the Putzenhof in Grosskirchheim, where you can discover the great treasures of the Hohe Tauern in one unique place.

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From ancient times to traditional handcrafts

In the Zeitfabrik exhibition in Lainach it is not only the past that is fascinating, an exciting journey through the present and the future awaits visitors here too. In contrast, in Hofmuseum Pfeiffer interested visitors get to experience a great deal about the simplicity of life as it used to be in the mountains. Witness and learn about traditional handcrafts in the felting workshop in Mörtschach and in the Weaving Room in Heiligenblut. Here and there traditional handcrafts are still carried out; watch the professionals at work.

Art & cultural treasures

Our TOP 10

Head out on a journey and discover the great art and cultural treasures in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Be inspired by the variety; you will certainly have plenty to talk about afterwards.

For more information & details, please get in touch or send us a no-obligation holiday enquiry. Telephone us on +43 4824 2700.

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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.