National Park Ranger tours in winter

Through the Hohe Tauern National Park with a ranger

Regarded as an insider tip, the region of East Tyrol stands out thanks to its natural features. It is genuine, original and authentic. On guided tours with rangers there are so many options to re-energise and enjoy renewed vigour, far removed from the stresses of the daily grind. National Park rangers provide inspiration with their special expertise in natural science and thanks to their many years of experience and knowledge in this sector, know all the special features in the Alpine National Park.

 

The rangers have been trained to perform the ranger tours according to the COVID-19 regulations in a specific seminar. The excursions in theNational Park are carried out contactlessly, in compliance with the required minimum distance and the respective valid guidelines of the Federal Government.

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Winter highlights

An excerpt from the programme

Sunrise hike in snow-shoes with a National Park Ranger

Hohe Tauern National Park lights up in the evening sunshine, while the sun sinks behind the deep snow-covered summits in Iseltal. The yellow, orange hues of the sunset immerse the unique panorama of the Schober group and the Lienz Dolomites in a magical atmosphere. Before the bright starry sky emerges, a ranger tells you exciting stories about the survival strategies that chamois, foxes and snow hares use to survive the snowy depths of winter. Discover the animal tracks together and find out which Alpine inhabitant they belong to.

Ascend in a mono-cable gondola and in a chairlift to the "Steinermandl". Afterwards enjoy a sunset hike in snow-shoes, accompanied by a National Park ranger, heading along the mountain ridge to the "Naturfreundehütte".
After a leisurely refreshment stop, head down to the "Faschingalm" car park (taxi collection).

Dates:

Wednesday, December 30th 2020 and then every thursday, from January 7th to February 25th 2021
Meeting place: parkingground at the railway station "Zettersfeldbahn"
Time: 03.00 p.m.
Equipment: sturdy shoes, winterclothes, maybe drinks and ski sticks; Elevation: 700 metres of descent
Cost: € 33,00 per person including snowshoes and shuttle bus; People who have no skipass, have to buy a ticket for the ascend. In this case you get a special rate.

For administrative reasons registering is required!

The entrance to the Schober group

starting point:
Faschingalm car park
destination point:
Faschingalm car park
highest point:
2213 m
total walking time
2 h
distance
6.2 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
533 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Nature Watch Tour: under the spell of the Großglockner

Romantic winter hike including observing animals in their natural habitat in Kals am Großglockner. Does a marmot really sleep right through the winter? What do ibex and chamois eat when everything is covered in snow? Why do golden eagles and lammergeiers not head south? Together with a National Park ranger who has a spotting scope, the wild animals in the National Park can be observed up close in their natural habitat.

Dates:

Monday, 21. & 28. 12. 2020 & 04.01. 2021 and then every friday, from 07.01. to 12.03. 2021
Meeting point: 9.30 a.m. Glocknerwinkel car park (Lucknerhaus)
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles

Cost: € 20.00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 13.00

For organisational reasons please register for events!

Under the spell of the Großglockner

starting point:
Kals / Lucknerhaus
destination point:
Kals / Lucknerhaus
highest point:
2049 m
total walking time
1:30 h
distance
5.4 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
130 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Nature Watch Tour: Staller Sattel circuit

A National Park Ranger will accompany you on a 4-hour tour, divulging what they know about the valley, the little and large inhabitants of the National Park and the history of the oldest National Park in Austria. Be whisked off into a realm of seclusion and tranquillity in Defereggental.

Dates:

Thursday, 17.12., Wednesday 23.12. & Wednesday 30.12 2020 and every Thursday from 07.01. - 11.03.2021

Meeting point: 10.00 a.m. at the tourist information in St.Jakob i. Def.
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles;

Cost: € 20.00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 13.00

For organisational reasons please register for events!

 

Further dates for the Nature Watch tours can be found in the current winter programme.

Staller Sattel circuit

starting point:
Staller Sattel
destination point:
Staller Sattel
highest point:
2055 m
total walking time
2 h
distance
4.74 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
110 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

Mystical moonlight tour around Matreier Tauernhaus

Let the inspiring night-time tranquillity take effect on you during this adventure-packed hike through the wintery woodlands and the landscapes in the Hohe Tauern. Experience the magic and the power of the moon, and with us explore the hidden tracks in the natural surroundings in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Osttirol.

Dates

Tuesday, 29.12.2020, Wednesday, 27.01.2021, Thursday, 25.02.2021 & Friday, 26.03.2021 in Matrei in Osttirol

Meeting point Nationalparkhaus Matrei: 7.00 p.m.
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles

Cost: € 20,00 per person incl. snow shoes

For organisational reasons please register for events!

 

Further dates for the mystical moonlight tours can be found in the current winter program.

National Park snow shoe tour in the Tauerntal valley

starting point:
Matreier Tauernhaus car park
destination point:
Matreier Tauernhaus car park
highest point:
1545 m
total walking time
2 h
distance
3 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
35 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

Photo tour for hobby and nature photographers

Together with National Park Senior Ranger Hermann Muigg, a true expert in photography, you will get to know the secrets, tips and tricks of nature and landscape photography to capture the unique landscape of the National Park. The photo expert introduces you to the handling of the camera, illumination and much more, in order to take breathtaking pictures and to capture your most beautiful impressions within the snowy winter landscape.

Dates:

Every Saturday from 31.10.2020 to 13.03.2021 from 1pm to 5pm
Place: National Park valleys - Isel, Defereggental, Kalser Ködnitztal (location selection after consultation with the photographer depending on weather and snow conditions)

Equipment: sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing, snack and drink, camera and tripod

 

Costs: € 40.00 per person (min. 3 and max. 5 participants)

 

Info & Registration: Hermann Muigg +43 663 162 1729 or www.hermann-muigg.com

 

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Nationalparkhaus Matrei

Kirchplatz 2, 9971 Matrei i.O.

T. +43 4875 516 110

[email protected]

www.hohetauern.at

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