In Kals am Grossglockner in East Tyrol, an exhibition is dedicated to the “King of the Eastern Alps” and highest mountain of Austria.
Image gallery: Exhibition “Under the spell of the Grossglockner”
In the Glocknerhaus building in Kals, where also the tourist information has its seat, the impressive permanent exhibition "Under the spell of the Grossglockner" (Im Banne des Großglockners, in German) can be admired. It is fully dedicated to the impressive gigantic mountain, which is with its 3,798 m not only the highest mountain of the Glockner mountain group in the High Tauern, but also the highest one of Austria. Already 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 Kalser 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. Also local customs and traditions have their place in the museum and give an interesting insight into life in this part of the High Tauern National Park. 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 of Kals, on the other hand the local museum is located, which also can be visited with a combined ticket.
€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.50 adults (with guestcard)
free admission under 15 years