triassic park steinplatte waidring
triassic park steinplatte waidring

Triassic Parc Steinplatte

At Mt. Steinplatte (1,869 m asl) in the Pillersee Valley, there is the highest-located sand beach of the Alps.

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.

Where: on Mt. Waidringer Steinplatte, Pillersee Valley
Characteristics: time journey, highest-located beach of the Alps
Further information: phone: +43 5353 5330-0,

Summer opening hours: from June 11 to October 4, 2020
Steinplatte Cable Car operating daily from 9 am to 4.45 pm

Summer tickets (adults) (ascent and descent):
21.00 Euros (Triassic Park included), family ticket available (49.50 - 60.00 Euros)

Winter opening hours:
from mid-December 2020 to mid-April 2021

Winter tickets (adults) (ascent and descent):
20.00 Euros (Triassic Park included)

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!


Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos