In winter as in summer, a real experience is on offer in the Rauris Valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Unspoilt nature, gentle meadows, the imposing peaks of the Goldberg Mountains, true natural jewels like the mystic Rauriser Forest and the fairytale “Rauriser Spring” along with impressive records of the gold mining days can be enjoyed.
An idylic Winter Fantasy
In winter, the Rauriser High Cable Car attracts mainly families and skiing beginners onto the slopes. In addition to numerous ski touring routes at the end of the Kolm Saigurn Valley, at the foot of the Hohen Sonnblicks, variety is everywhere with tobogganing evenings, 30km of cross-country ski trails, and 30km of winter hiking and snow-shoeing trails.
With Vultures and Gold-diggers
In summer, more than 295km of signposted hiking trails and Alpine routes invite you for a hike. Whether you want to be fascinated by the “Kings of the Air” (the Bearded vulture, Griffon vulture and Golden Eagle) in the wild, embark on the educational trail of the gold diggers while discovering old tunnels and miners houses, visit the Rauriser Forest, or just try your luck at gold panning; the Rauriser Valley combines natural relaxation with exciting mountain adventures.
Rauriser High Alpine Pasture
The Rauriser high alpine pasture becomes a versatile mountain for visiting families in summer. The 900m up to the mountain station at 1,780m are easily and comfortably overcome with the cable car. Visit the Raptor Centre before taking a hike. The Falconer shows the flying skills of his Eagles, Buzzards, Falcons and Owls twice a day. After the 40 minute flight show, take “Tillys educational nature trail” to the middle station. Here, adults and children learn about the alpine flora and fauna. Hinged information panels educate on tree species, local mushrooms, wild animals and it is important to associate the right track to the right animal. Rauriser High Alm Pasture Cable Car
Hiking Tip for Bread Lovers
On the Kalchkendlalm, Roswitha Huber holds regular bread baking courses at 1,200m above sea level and surrounded by lush green meadows. From forming the loaves, to putting them into the ovens in front of the hut, the “Bread Scientist” explains the art of baking bread. And of course, the bread is tasted immediately afterwards, on the sunny bench outside the hut, with fresh alpine pasture butter!