np LUG Tauernwelten Matrei
np LUG Tauernwelten Matrei

Exhibition “Tauern Views - Awesome Moments”

The exhibition “Tauern Views - Awesome Moments” can be visited in the High Tauern National Park Centre in Matrei in East Tyrol.

In the former elementary school of Matrei, a listed building from 1866, the High Tauern National Park Centre is located. It houses the permanent exhibition “Tauern Views - Awesome Moments” (Tauernblicke - Momente des Staunens, in German) which was opened on the occasion of the National Park Centre’s 25th birthday in July 2017. On two floors the exhibition gives spectacular insights into the High Tauern National Park, among others with 360° videos. One of the most impressive videos, is the film shooting of the Grossglockner, with its 3,798 m the highest mountain of Austria.

In total six adventure rooms are dedicated to the alpine world and the interesting flora and fauna of the High Tauern National Park. Also the most known spots are on show, such as the imposing Umbal Falls, the impressive glaciers or the Jagdhausalm alpine pasture at the end of the Defereggental valley, which is among the oldest alpine pastures of Austria.

National park ranger tell many interesting details about the living conditions in the High Tauern. Besides golden eagles and lammergeiers, also Alpine salamanders and Alpine ibexes are living in the mountain group. In the National Park House Matrei, glaciers are made alive, the “King of the Eastern Alps” is scaled and traces of wild animals are followed. The exhibition is topped off with a kid’s corner for the young visitors. You can park your car on the church square of Matrei.

Where: National Park Centre in Matrei, East Tyrol
Characteristics: interactive permanent exhibition, interesting for the young and the old
Further information: phone: +43 4875 5161-0,

Winter opening hours: from December 16, 2019, to April 18, 2020
Dec 16 - March 8, 2020:
from Tuesday to Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm
March 9 - April 14, 2020:
April 15 - April 18, 2020:
daily from 2 pm to 6 pm (Easter)

guided tours for groups of at least 10 people also outside the opening hours

Summer opening hours: from June 1 to October 26, 2020
June 1 - June 30, 2020:
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to noon time and from 2 pm to 6 pm
July 1 - Sept 5, 2020:
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm
Sept 6 - Sept 30, 2020:
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Oct 1 - Oct 26, 2020:
from Monday to Friday from 10 am to noon time and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Ticket (adults):
free admission (audio guide DE-IT-EN and guided tours are charged)

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