At Mt. Steinplatte (1,869 m a.s.l.) in the Pillersee Valley, there is the highest-located sand beach of the Alps
Image gallery: Triassic Parc Steinplatte
Some years ago, a discovery park was established on Mt. Steinplatte: 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 (1,869 m a.s.l.).
In a gondola ride, you reach the Triassic Park Steinplatte (Triassic Park Steinplatte) from Waidring. First you may visit the 400 sqm large Triassic Centre, where you can observe a replication of the primordial ocean. Then, on the 4 km long Triassic Trail, suitable for prams, you reach the Triassic Beach. Here, at the highest located beach of the Alps, children can dig for fossils, search treasures, and splash around. But take care: Two dinosaurs are up to mischief along the trail.
Also the walkable waterfall and the low-rope course "Robinienpark" are were realized in the last years. New, however, is the stalactite cave. By the way: The Triassic Parc is open also in winter, when it offers - besides the Triassic Trail, the Triassic Funline and the cave - also the coral-shaped viewing platform, one of the largest viewpoints of Austria. Nothing for the faint-hearted!
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Triassic Parc Steinplatte freely accessible
ascent and descent by Steinplatte Cable Car:
€ 26.00 adults
€ 25.00 seniors 65+
€ 23.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 14.00 children (5-15 years)
free for children under 5 years
The opening times refer to the Steinplatte Cable Car, which takes you to the Triassic Park: It operates daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm. Winter season start 2023 on December 8.
The park is accessible during the summer and winter season, the winter hiking path "Triassic Trail", the viewing platform, the stalactite cave and the Triassic Funline are open in winter.
Season closure of the Triassic Parc Steinplatte and maintenance works of the cable car in spring (early April to the end of May) and in autumn (early October to early December).