With its 3.798 m the Grossglockner is not only Austria's highest mountain, it is also one of the highest peaks in the Eastern Alps. The pyramid-shaped Grossglockner is the slightly lower Kleinglockner (3.770 m) in front, in between the so-called Glocknerscharte. The first ascent was in 1800. but victory and defeat accompanied other expeditions. The Pallavicinirinne named after Margrave Alfred Pallavicini, the 1886 was killed on Glockner.
Since 1918 the Grossglockner Pasterze velvet is owned by the Austrian Alpine Club. Oskar Kühlken, author of "Glockner book" described 1951 the myth of the mountain with the following words: "The Grossglockner is more than the highest mountain in Austria - it radiant with the aura of an unusual personality. Who gets in his spell, is covered by it. "
The construction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the majestic peak acquired a new dimension. As popular destination it is for many people the epitome of an impressive natural experience: size and power can be felt here, one succumbs to the fascination of the eternal ice and the elemental force of nature.
The m with a height of 390 highest waterfalls in Europe are a symbol of all the natural beauties in the National Park Hohe Tauern. For over 100 years the waterfall leads naturally enthusiastic people with numerous viewpoints, bridges and turrets right up close to the natural spectacle.
Upper case: A breathtaking natural spectacle awaits you at the upper case, which is the highest level of Krimmler waterfalls with a huge drop of 145m. At end of the valley of the Krimmler Achental the waters cascade down a zone with particularly harsh resistant gneiss in the shallower portion at Schönangerlboden which is embedded as the Krimmler basin in softer slate.
Middle case: Tosend overcomes the glacial stream from Schönangerlboden from the average case level with a height of 100m.
Lower case: On bottom, two-stage waterfall plunge, supplied from 17 glacial streams waters of the Krimmler Ache with a drop of more than 140m two stages roaring into the basin of Krimml. From bumpy impact finely atomized water drops wet summer the lush vegetation of the waterfall forest and decorate in winter with bizarre ice crystals.
Hallein Salt Mine
Treasure hunting in the Hallein Salt Mine
Earlier salt was referred to as "White Gold": And indeed form originated millions of years ago Occurrence in Dürrnberg bei Hallein the treasury of the region already around 2.500 years ago built the Celts this precious gift of the mountain on how the impressive traces they leave behind. have, prove.
In the oldest visitor mine in the world is big and small visitors go from four years on a treasure hunt - and follow the mysterious, ancient tunnels miners for kilometers into the mystic mountain in ...
The Salt Worlds offer fun and excitement for young and old! And throughout the year: The temperature in the mine is constant 10 degrees Celsius, warm clothes and sturdy footwear is therefore recommended in summer!
For those who need to stay for safety reasons outside (! Intake for children until four years), there are also top days a lot to discover: In the Celtic Village (right next to the salt mines), there is a great playground, the Salzwelten Bistro beckons you to stop and in Salzwelten shop time goes by quickly.
At around 2.000 m height located - nestled between the imposing rocks of the Hohe Tauern - the reservoirs Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden.Hoch addition - to the reservoirs of VERBUND in KaprunMit own bus for shuttles taking you to 2.000 m height for Mooserboden reservoir. There you can participate in a dam wall or gain insights into the eternal ice of glaciers in the interactive exhibition. All around the way invites breathtaking scenery for hiking. Your day trip begins at the Kesselfall Alpenhaus, which is easily reachable by car or coach. By bus it goes first through the Lärchwand tunnel, past the Limberg dam, the dam of the lower reservoir lake Wasserfallboden past the Fürthermoar-Alm, right up to Mooserboden memory in 2.040 m height. The Lärchwand inclined lift is in summer 2013 for refurbishment not in operation. For this reason, the transfer is up to the reservoirs throughout with buses instead. From summer 2014 Europe's open inclined elevator is available again. The entire trip takes about 45 Minuten.Tief inside - inside the lock Mooser 107 m dominates the dam Mooser lock almost vertically into the air and at the same time turn on 494 m Length between Felsen.Mit a dam wall, we offer interested parties the rare opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the building. Our expert staff gladly inform it about further details and some anecdotes from the long history ...
Even at the end of the 19. Century was only known to hunters and poachers, the cave in the Tennen Mountains. Only 1879 penetrated the Salzburg naturalist Anton von Posselt-Czorich around 200 meters into the darkness and discovered the Eisriesenwelt officially. A year later he published, although a detailed report on his visit to the journal of the CAI, but the cave was forgotten.
A year later, the increasing number of visitors to build a footpath each of throwing and Tenneck to the ice cave. 1924 was Eisteil the cave continuously passable and 1925 was next to the researchers lodge a generous shelter that the development of Eisriesenwelt was named in recognition of the merits Friedrich Oedls. Around 25 years, the increase to the cave was possible only on foot. Under rather adventurous conditions could the first lane unpaved "Eisriesenweltstraße" ride and from 1953 then change to the cable car that the steepest part of the trail (1955 m - 1084 m) from 1586 mastered in a few minutes.
The Top Attractions in the city of Salzburg
Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, considerably enlarged by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519) is the largest preserved fortress in central Europe.
Particularly interesting are the medieval princes' apartments and the Fortress Museum. Since 1892 Hohensalzburg Castle is easily accessible by a funicular from the Festungsgasse.
Mozart's birth place
Twenty-six years, from 1747 1773 to, the Mozart family lived on the third floor of the "Hagenauer House" at Getreidegasse no. 9. Here is the 27. January 1756 the famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. The house is named after its owner and friend of Mozart, the merchant prince and dealer, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712-1792).
Probably the most significant sacred building on the city and its ecclesiastical center, the Salzburg Cathedral. With its magnificent façade and mighty dome it represents the most impressive early Baroque edifice north of the Alps. Its origin is closely connected to the nature and growth of the ecclesiastical principality. destroyed and rebuilt by fire, enlarged and expanded, it bears witness to the power and independence of Salzburg's archbishops.
Destination hangar 7
A trip in art, cuisine and architecture
Originally planned to house the ever-growing collection of historic aircraft of the Flying Bulls, the hangar 7 is now a synonym for avant-garde architecture, modern art and gastronomy. All this makes him one of the most diverse destinations in the region.
For a journey through day and night, the hangar 7 is like no other place. Any time of day appears airplanes, racing cars and the many exhibits in a different mood. And that can be found nowhere else as pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable experience as a coffee, a menu or a cocktail in the hangar-7.
National Park Centre
In the first room project than 3 m high wholesale reliefs the Grossglockner and the Grossvenediger as important pillars of the national parks in the air. In an eagle sailing high. If you circled this summit on the visitors' gallery, you walk almost around the Hohe Tauern. Before the peaks tense up obliquely to the viewers Large screen monitors, three on the north and two on the south side of the Hohe Tauern. 5 the large screen monitors with film sequences of ScienceVision are - each according to their location at the summit - the northeastern, northwestern, southwestern and southeastern valleys of the National Park zugeordnet.High 3D definition movie experience
A crash of the continents in super slow motion - the African plate began to drift to the north, the crust is lifted, pushed together, can be folded and the Alps arise. An elaborate animations in stunning stereoscopic images produced by science vision, let the viewers the origin of the most famous mountains in the world to witness the lapse.