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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€ 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
The exhibition stays open in summer and in winter, during the winter months it is accessible every Friday afternoon. Guided tours are possible on request. Summer season start 2024 in early June.