At Mt. Steinplatte (1,869 m a.s.l.) in the Pillersee Valley, there is the highest-located sand beach of the Alps.
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A decade ago a discovery park was established that enthuses both little and larger researchers. All started about 250 million years ago, in the age of dinosaurs, when the primordial ocean Tethys covered huge surfaces. Europe's only dry reef of these days was... yes, exactly, the Steinplatte mountain in Waidring. The ideal place for a time journey, don't you think?! In a gondola ride, you reach the mountain from Waidring. First you can visit the 400 sqm large Triassic Centre, where you can observe a replication of the primordial ocean with corals.
On the Triassic Trail, a circular route of 4 km, you can look through the binoculars and solve riddles. It is well-established and suitable for prams. Particularly interesting is the Triassic Beach, a mini primal ocean. This highest located beach of the Alps makes you dig for fossils, search treasures and splash around. Two dinosaurs are up to mischief along the Triassic Trail and every now and then, the Ichthyosaurus appears... exciting! Also the walkable waterfall with climbing wall and the low-rope course "Robinienpark" are quite new and well-frequented in summertime.
The park is open also in winter, when it offers - besides the Triassic Trail and the stalactite cave - also a Triassic Funline and a snow park. The view from the coral-shaped viewing platform, one of the largest viewpoints of Austria, is not for the faint-hearted and spectacular all year round! Standing on the platform with its transparent parts, the deep is 70 m under your feet.
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Triassic Parc Steinplatte freely accessible
ascent and descent by Steinplatte Cable Car:
€ 21.00 adults
€ 19.50 adults (with guestcard), groups (10 and more persons)
€ 18.50 young people (16-18 years), seniors 65+
€ 17.50 young people, seniors (with guestcard)
€ 11.00 children and young people (5-15 years)
€ 10.50 children and young people (with guestcard)
€ 49.50 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child)
€ 60.00 family ticket (2 adults with 2 or more children)