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The “Hohe Tauern Adventure Days” promise music, fun, gastronomy and socialising

03/05/2020

From May to September, three “Hohe Tauern adventure days” will be held for the first time in the holiday region Hohe Tauern National Park for the whole family. They aim to inspire guests big and small to explore the special natural landscape of the national park. Families have the opportunity to discover new things and to explore the national park in all its diversity – along with experiencing nature, music and gastronomy – playfully and enjoyably. On every adventure day, two national park rangers will be on site.

Completing adventures together, hiking, eating, celebrating and spending a good time together: All these things are part of a perfect family holiday. In the national park townships of Mittersill, Krimml and Rauris, three “Hohe Tauern Adventure Days” will be held for the first time in 2020. Each one is special in its own way and delights with entertaining surprises. Admission and participation is free.

 

Discovering new things: FAMILY ADVENTURE DAY in Mittersill national park centre
31 May 2020 from 10 o’clock

Under the motto “Learn more about Hohe Tauern National Park”, guests young and old spend an informative and exciting day in Mittersill national park centre. This houses the National Park Worlds – a true “Hands-on museum” – including a spectacular 360° panoramic cinema.

The 1,800 m² large, Alpine adventure world spans three levels and provides children and adults with unique insights into the Hohe Tauern National Park by means of interactive theme stations and is among the most popular visitor highlights in the holiday region.

Visitor magnets include the marmot den, the fairy-tale cave, the mountain forest gallery and the treasure chamber with precious minerals. Photos, sound bites and loungers await visitors in a mountain meadow summer setting, with “wild water” demonstrating the wealth of brooks, mountain lakes, marshes and waterfalls in the area. The avalanche dome is a 270-degree cinema box that offers magnificent images of an avalanche and the Krimml Waterfalls. Finally, a glacial world awaits with a block of real ice, a Pasterze Glacier Time Wheel and exciting information about glacier ice.

With the “Hohe Tauern-Quiz” visitors can win great prizes on this day.

Admission is free, no registration required. 

Humorous alpine pasture outing: ALPINE SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY with Harry Prünster in the  Krimmler Tauernhaus
12 July 2020

Harry Prünster knows the best jokes and the finest lodges: the Austrian presenter has been known well beyond the Austrian borders for decades with his TV shows “Gaudimax”, “Harry’s favourite huts” and “Very funny!?”. An adventure day during Alpine summer with him is bound to be fun. As presenter, he backs the Alpine Festival amidst wonderful mountain scenery at the Krimmler Tauernhaus. With its magic and historical significance, this is hard to top: Going back more than 600 years, it could probably tell an anecdote or two itself. The building steeped in history is located 1,631 m above sea level on an ancient mule track in Krimml’s Achen Valley. It can be reached on foot, by mountain bike or with the national park taxi. The easy mountain hike starts at the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls – the highest of their kind in Europe – and leads to one of the most scenic high valleys in the Hohe Tauern. On this adventure day, guests can expect traditional Pinzgau dishes, music, a children’s programme and much more.

 

Music, dance and peasant gastronomy: 25 YEARS TRADITIONAL HARVEST FESTIVAL in Rauris
13 September 2020

The popular Salzburg Harvest Festival celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year. Enough reason for extensive celebrations. From mid-August to the beginning of November, the holiday region Hohe Tauern National Park is host to numerous events such as court festivals, harvest festivals or the traditional driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures as well as farmers’ markets. One of these highlights is made up by the “Harvest Festival Anniversary Celebration” in Rauris: Guests can expect a big festival procession, the traditional driving down of capital from the mountain pastures as well as customs and handicraft demonstrations and a fun children’s programme. The fine Pinzgau delicacies prepared by the harvest festival landlords and farmwomen are also well worth sampling. A Sunday full of music, gastronomy and socialising.

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