Mittersill Things to Do
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This visitor centre opens up the world of the National Park Hohe Tauern.
I can highly recommend a visit here, as it takes you along the very diverse natural features of the biggest national park in the Alps. You can spend an hour there or you can easily fill half a day if you'd want to.
There are 9 connected rooms, each explaining another feature of the natural richness of the NP Hoe Tauern.
A very impressive room is the ‘Nationalpark 360°’-dome'. Here you can experience an animation projection on a huge projection screen all around you. During your ‘flight', you can see the changing of the seasons while flying through beautiful valleys and over impressive mountains. At the time of the filming of these images and the technical creation of the dome, there was no other similar project in the world.
It really feels like you in the middle of everything … Images all around you … You won’t know where to look first.
There’s the ‘Eagle’s flight panorama’, where you’ll get a bird’s eye-view on several screens of some valleys in the NP.
In the ‘Treasure chamber’ you’ll see lots of different minerals that can be found in the Hohe Tauern. There’s also a 3D-cinema where you can witness the formation of the mountains in a time-lapse video.
Another room – ‘Marmots & co.’ – shows you different alpine plants and animals. This is a room that will certainly be very successful with kids, since they can actually ‘play’ a marmot here … There’s a marmot burrow with tubes the kids can crawl in … and peek out of like a true Murmel (marmot).
In the ‘Mountain Forest Gallery’ the forestial wildlife is shown.
‘High Pasture´s Life’ lets the visitor get familiar with the alpine pastures. A nice feature here are the chair you can lie down in: they’re really cozy and have small speakers that produce ‘pasture-sounds’. There are some cows the kids can sit on.
A smaller room is ‘World of water’. It’s actually more like a corridor between the pastures and the next room. You can here see several inhabitants of the mountain streams enlarged.
The ‘Avalanche Dome’ is a 270-degree projection of avalanches and waterfalls. The surround sound enhances the experience.
The last room before leaving is ‘Glacier world’. In the middle of the room is a large chunk of glacier. An interesting thing in this room is the ‘Pasterze wheel of time’. By turning the wheel you’ll see a time-lapse representation of the growth and melting of the glacier Pasterze in front of the Grossglockner. This wheel was developed in co-operation with Andreas Kellerer-Pirklbauer. He’s a scientist at the geography department of the university of Graz. He’s the son of the couple we always stay with in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer (Pension Kellerer).
The kids were very impressed by what they saw here... It all got to them even more when we visited the Grossglocknerstrasse a week later and they were able to see the glacier for real.
After leaving the last room, you automatically enter the shop. The items on sale here are the traditional souvenirs one can expect.
There's also a restaurant.
Open daily 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Entrance price (2013)
Adults: € 8,50
children 0 - 5 years: free of charge
children 6 - 14 years: € 4,00
students, disabled: € 7,00
family ticket: parents + children up to 14 years: € 21,00
family ticket: 1 parent + children up to 14 years: € 12,50
group (from 15 pers.): € 6,00
group incl. guided tour (from 15 pers.): € 10,00
Year passes are also available.
The entrance fee is included in these passes:
Hohe Tauern Card
Zell am See - Kaprun Card
Kitzbühler Alpen Card: 25% discount
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