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 in Osttirol, 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) which was opened on the occasion of the National Park Centre's 25th birthday. 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 Defereggen Valley, which is among the oldest alpine pastures of Austria.
National park ranger tell you 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. 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.
During the summer months 2021, the permanent exhibition "Tauern Views - Awesome Moments" stays closed. The temporary exhibition dedicated to grouse is open: in June and September from Monday to Saturday, in July and August daily, in October from Monday to Friday.