Banne Grossglockner
Banne Grossglockner

Exhibition “Under the spell of the Grossglockner”

In Kals am Grossglockner in East Tyrol, an exhibition is dedicated to the “King of the Eastern Alps” and highest mountain of Austria.

In the Glocknerhaus building in Kals, the impressive permanent exhibition "Under the spell of the Grossglockner" (Im Banne des Grossglockners) can be admired. It is dedicated to the impressive gigantic mountain, which is with its 3,798 m not only the highest peak of the Glockner Group in the High Tauern, but also the highest one of Austria. In 1561 Mt. Grossglockner was cartographically mentioned for the first time, and in 1799 the first mountain hut was built at 2,620 m a.s.l.

In July 1800 its first ascent followed and exactly 200 years later, the Glocknerhaus was opened. Culture and nature of this unique alpine landscape are shown in six rooms. A then mountaineering equipment is confronted with a modern one of today, further topics are a walkable map, the mountain huts and the High Tauern National Park with the municipality of Kals.

The Glocknerhaus is also concerned with the history and the people of the Kals Valley and forges an interesting bridge from prehistory until today, through 4,000 years of settlement. Worth a mention is the stone axe from the 2nd millennium BC and the Roman coins which were found here. The collection of minerals with beautiful crystals from the face of Mt. Grossglockner, tops the partly barrier-free exhibition off. In the old school building, on the other hand the Local Museum is located, which can be visited with a combined ticket (at the moment closed for renovation works).

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Opening times

  • Wed 07 Dec closed
  • Thu 08 Dec closed
  • Fri 09 Dec 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 10 Dec closed
  • Sun 11 Dec closed
  • Mon 12 Dec closed
  • Tue 13 Dec closed

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Autumn closure 2022 (10/29/2022 - 12/08/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Winter 2022/23 (12/09/2022 - 04/14/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 14:30 - 17:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) closed

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) closed

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) closed

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) closed

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) closed

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 5.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 4.50 adults (with guest card)

free for children and young people up to 15 years

More information

Autumn closure from the end of October to early December. The exhibition stays open also in summer, the summer season 2023 will start in mid-June. Closed on public holidays.

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