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.

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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:

December 30th 2019 and then every thursday, from January 02nd to February 27rd 2020
Meeting place: parkingground at the railway station "Zettersfeldbahn"
Time: 03.00 p.m.
Equipment: sturdy shoes, winterclothes, maybe drinks and ski sticks
Rates: € 30,00 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
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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:

Every Friday from 27.12.2019 to 13.03.2020
Meeting point: 9.30 a.m. Glocknerwinkel car park (Lucknerhaus)
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles; cost: € 17.00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 11,00; 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
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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:

Wednesday 18.12.2019
Friday 27.12.2019
Thursday 02.01.2020
Wednesday from 08.01.2020 to 11.03.2020

Meeting point: 9.30 a.m. at the tourist information in St.Jakob i. Def. by 1.30 p.m.
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles; cost: € 17,00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 11,00; for organisational reasons please register for events!

Staller Sattel circuit

starting point:
Staller Sattel
destination point:
Staller Sattel
highest point:
2055 m
total walking time
2 h
distance
4.74 km
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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

10.01.2020, 07.02.2020, 06.03.2020 in Matrei in Osttirol

Meeting point Nationalparkhaus Matrei: 7.00 p.m.
Equipment: good, sturdy footwear, winter clothing, snacks and drinks, ski poles; cost: € 17,00 per person incl. snow shoes, children € 11,00; for organisational reasons please register for events!

More dates (details at request): 09.01.2020, 08.02.2020, 07.03.2020

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
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altitude meters uphill
58 hm
🞽
difficulty
easy

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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