National Park Ranger tours in summer

Through the Hohe Tauern National Park with a ranger

The Hohe Tauern National Park in Tyrol 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 East Tyrol is waiting to be explored. Get your backpack ready, lace your hiking boots and off you go to Hohe Tauern National Park!

 

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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 spring 2020:

Tuesday: 19.5. / 2.6. / 20.6
Meeting point: 08.30, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals
End: ca. 12.30 Uhr

Dates summer 2020:

Every Monday and Friday: 29. June till 14. September

Meeting point monday: 08.30, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals, End: ca. 12.30 Uhr

Meeting point friday: 15.00, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals, End: ca. 19.00 Uhr

Dates autum 2020:

Friday: 15.9. - 23.10.
Meeting point: 09.00 Uhr, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals
End: ca. 13.00

Rates: € 18,00 / adult; € 12,00 / kid 6-14 years;
Elevation uphill: ca. 350 m; Kilometre: ca. 4 km; Difficulty: easy (also 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

Wildlife observation tower – nature watch from the top

The goal of the guided short hike is the new 22 m high tower with a fantastic view over the Oberhausen Swiss stone pine forest. Through the spotting scopes installed on site, you can experience deer, red deer and birds in the wild together with the ranger. On 3 levels the wildlife observation tower offers an excellent view of the largest contiguous Swiss stone pine forest in the Eastern Alps. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the primeval forest in the rear Defereggental valley, which has been untouched for decades.

Dates summer 2020:

Every Thursday: 02 July to 17 September 2020

Meeting point: 09.00 a.m., Parkplatz Oberhaus

End: approx. 12.00 p.m.

Rates: € 18,00/adults, € 12,00/children 6-14 years; binoculars rental fee € 5,00 (ID required);

elevation meters: approx. 100 m; Kilometre: approx. 2km; Difficulty: easy (also for families)

For organisational reasons it is absolutely necessary to register for the events by 05.00 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
1.4 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
25 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 2020:

Every Thursday: 2. July - 17. September
Meeting point: 08.30, Matreier Tauernhaus
End: ca. 16.00
Rates: € 30,00 / 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:
Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss
destination point:
Schlatenkees
highest point:
2280 m
total walking time
5 h
distance
9.4 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
710 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 2020:

Every Tuesday: 7. July –15. September
Meeting point: 09:00, St. Jakob - car park Oberhaus
End: ca. 15:30
Rates: € 18,00 / adult; € 12,00 / 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

starting point:
Patsch
destination point:
Jagdhausalm
highest point:
2014 m
total walking time
5 h
distance
17 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
414 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 2020:

Every Monday and Tuesday: Lienz valley floor (13. July - 25. August)
Every Tuesday and Wednesday: Matrei & Virgental valley (14. July - 26. August) 
Every Thursday: Defereggental valley or Kals alternately weekly (15. July - 27. August)
Rates: € 10,00 / kid (plus costs for material/transfer)

 

For administrative reasons registering is required!

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