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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!

Download the programme

The entire summer programme and a preview of the winter programme in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Tyrol can be downloaded here (PDF, 5.7 MB).

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(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger
(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger

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 2019:
Every Monday and Friday: 1. July till 13. September
Meeting point: 08.30, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals
End: ca. 12.30 Uhr


Dates autum 2019:
17.9.2019/1.10.2019/11.10.2019/22.10.2019/26.10.2019
Meeting point: 09.00 Uhr, Glocknerwinkel at the Lucknerhaus/Kals
End: ca. 13.00
Rates: € 17,00 / adult; € 11,00 / kid 6-14 years;
Elevation uphill: ca. 350 m; Kilometre: ca. 4 km; Difficulty: easy (also for families)

For administrative reasons registering is required!

(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger
(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger

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 2019:
Every Thursday: 4. July - 12. September
Meeting point: 08.30, Matreier Tauernhaus
End: ca. 16.00
Rates: € 25,00 / adult;
Elevation uphill: ca. 800 m; Kilometre: ca. 15 km; Difficulty: very difficult 

For administrative reasons registering is required!

(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger
(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger

Glacier trail Innergschlöss/Schlatenkees

Route start: Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss

Route end: Schlatenkees

Meter up:
714m
Route length:
9.4km
Time:
5:0h

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 2019:
Every Tuesday: 2. July –13. September
Meeting point: 8:30, St. Jakob
End: ca. 15:30
Rates: € 17,00 / adult; € 11,00 / kid 6-14 years;
Elevation uphill: ca. 250; m: ca. 13 km; Difficulty: easy (also for families)

For administrative reasons registering is required!

(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger
(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger

Hike to Jagdhausalm

Family hike to Austria’s oldest alpine farms

Route start: Patsch

Route end: Jagdhausalm

Meter up:
414m
Route length:
17km
Time:
5:0h

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 2019:

Every Tuesday & Wednesday: Lienz valley floor (09. July - 28. August)
Every Tuesday & Wednesday: Matrei & Virgental valley (09. July - 28. August) 
Every Thursday: Defereggental valley or Kals (11. July - 29. August) alternately weekly
Rates: € 8,- / kid (plus costs for material/transfer)

For administrative reasons registering is required!

(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger
(c) NP Hohe Tauern / Martin Lugger

 

Contact:
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Nationalparkhaus Matrei
Kirchplatz 2, 9971 Matrei i.O.
Tel.: +43 4875 516 110
nationalparkservice.tirol@hohetauern.at
www.hohetauern.at

Information & guide booking:
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - noon; 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - noon

 

Winter offers with Ranger:
December - March (and on request)

Sommer offers with Ranger:
May - October (and on request)

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