National Park Ranger tours in summer

Through the National Park Hohe Tauern with a ranger

The National Park Hohe Tauern in Osttirol with its natural qualities is regarded a real insider tip - unspoilt, pristine and authentic. Guided hikes with National Park rangers offer numerous opportunities to forget the everyday hassle and regain strength and the zest for life. The rangers will spy out the BIG FIVE, tell exciting stories about small and large alpine dwellers and guide you to the most beautiful places and photo motifs of the alpine National Park.The fantastic world of the National Park in Osttirol is waiting to be explored. Get your backpack ready, lace your hiking boots and off you go to National Park Hohe Tauern!

 

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Summer highlights

An excerpt from the programme

Nature Watch - Big Five wildlife watching safari

Nature Watch Tour – tracking the Hohe Tauern’s Big Five in their habitat. The Ranger can spot golden eagles, ibexes, chamois, bearded vultures and marmots in a flash. Scopes and binoculars are ready at hand for a close-up observation of the alpine dwellers or to take a photo through the spotting scopes. Witness the shy marmots curious glance or the mighty bearded vulture soaring through the sky. The rangers bring along scopes and binoculars for you on the Nature Watch Tours. The Swarovski optics facilitates your closest, most spectacular natural wildlife experience.  

Dates summer 2022:

Mondays & Fridays, 1 July - 30 September 2022


Mondays, 8.30 a.m., end approx. 12.30 p.m.
Fridays, 8.30 a.m., end approx. 12.30 p.m.

 

Fridays, 8 July - 2 September 2022, 3.00 p.m., end approx. 7.00 p.m.

 

Meeting point: Infopoint Glocknerwinkel at Lucknerhaus, Kals am G. (toll road, arrival and departure possible by public transport in the morning - free with the guest card)

Rates: € 20,00 / adult; € 13,00 / kid 6-14 years;
Elevation uphill: ca. 350 m; Kilometre: ca. 4 km; Difficulty: easy (suitable for families)

For administrative reasons registering is required!

Lucknerhütte

starting point:
Lucknerhaus
destination point:
Lucknerhütte
highest point:
2241 m
total walking time
2:20 h
distance
5.2 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
320 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

Nature watch from above - forest and wildlife awakening

Early risers are rewarded on this morning hike around the
wildlife observation tower. In the early morning hours we immerse ourselves in a special atmosphere in the Oberhauser
Zirbenwald. Together we experience which animals are up
and about at the time of sunrise. What rustles, crawls and flies
through the forest so early? Afterwards we enjoy a self-prepared breakfast in our rustic hut with national park regional
products or optionally a packed breakfast brought
from your accommodation.

Dates summer 2022:

Tuesdays, 5 July - 27 September 2022


Meeting point: 06.00, Oberhaus car park

End: approx. 12.00 h

Cost: € 20.00/adults, € 13.00/children 6-14 years, rental fee for binoculars € 5.00 (ID required); optional breakfast plus € 10.00 or bring your own thermal breakfast

Altitude difference: approx. 100 m; Kilometre: approx. 2 km; Difficulty: easy (suitable for families)
For organisational reasons, registration for the event is absolutely necessary by 5.00 p.m. the day before!

 

Nature and culture educational trail Oberhaus stone pine forest

starting point:
Alpengasthof Oberhaus
destination point:
Optional Verlänergung bis Jagdhausalmen
highest point:
1790 m
total walking time
40 min
distance
1.5 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
20 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

Into eternal ice - icy giant in the hot season

On a challenging day tour along the Gletscherweg (glacier info trail), the glaciated summits of the Venediger mountain group reveal their full splendour. Walk past Salzbodensee and the Auge Gottes (Eye of God), all covered with cottongrass, until you reach the impressive polished glacial rocks of the Schlatenkees glacier.

Dates 2022:

Thursdays, 7 July - 15 September 2022

 


Meeting point: 08.30, Matreier Tauernhaus
End: ca. 16.00
Rates: € 35,00 / adult;
Elevation uphill: ca. 800 m; Kilometre: ca. 15 km; Difficulty: very difficult 

 

For administrative reasons registering is required!

Glacier trail Innergschlöss/Schlatenkees

starting point:
Alpine inn Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss
destination point:
Schlatenkees
highest point:
2280 m
total walking time
5 h
distance
9.4 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
680 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Jagdhausalm - Little Tibet in the Alps

Your National Park ranger guides you from the far end of the Defereggental Valley, through the Oberhaus Arolla Pine woods, past alpine pastures and ancient stone walls, until you reach the small Tibetan-appearing mountain village. Austria’s oldest alpine pastures - the 17 stone houses and the quaint Maria-Hilf chapel are among the most popular photo motifs in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Tip: a short detour to Pfauenauge Pond.  

Dates 2022:

Fridays, 8 July - 16 September 2022


Meeting point: 09.00 am, St. Jakob - car park Oberhaus
End: ca. 3.30 pm
Rates: € 20,00 / adult; € 13,00 / kid 6-14 years;
Elevation uphill: ca. 250; m: ca. 13 km; Difficulty: easy (also for families)

 

For administrative reasons registering is required!

Hike to Jagdhausalm 2.009m

starting point:
Patsch
destination point:
Jagdhausalm
highest point:
2014 m
total walking time
5 h
distance
16.6 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
366 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

Cool National Park Sleuths

Cool adventure programmes for young National Park explorers. Great outings to mysterious places promise fun, games and excitement. National Park sleuths can look forward to: insect searches, lantern walks, bat nights, goat milking, crafting with hay and stones, barefoot walks, glacier peeling, churning butter, looking for marmots, birdwatching walks, bees, photo safaris, geo-caching, and much more. 

Dates 2022:

11 July - 2 September 2022 in the National Park Valleys


Cost: € 13.00 per child (plus any material/transfer costs)

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