Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Emeralds & crystals

  • Visitors can marvel at a true Hohe Tauern treasure trove, as this exhibition shows beautiful crystal treasures known for their rarity and uniqueness. In addition to the wide range of gemstones you can also visit the exhibition, "People and culture".

    The province of Salzburg impresses with a large variety of minerals – due to a complex geological situation. Emeralds, rock crystal, fluorite, titanite, adularia, epidote – there are so many minerals in such a small area. The minerals originated in complicated processes over a period of millions of years in so-called tears (rock crystal, adularia, fluorite, etc.), or are formed in the rock (emerald, pyrite, actinolite, etc.). Erosion processes push the minerals to the Earth's surface.

    Take some time and immerse yourself in the world of minerals or in a past world that will take us to our roots or to the history of our ancestors.


    Guided tours:
    Guides by trained personnel through the exhibition are available upon request. As a result, booking is required (no later than the day before).
    Outside of these opening hours, we are happy to open for groups of min. 8 people or for school trips!

    Cost of a guided tour € 25 excl. entry price (max. 25 people)


    Weichseldorf 27,
    5733 Bramberg am Wildkogel


    Summer opening times:
    June to September:
    Daily from 10:00–18:00
    May and October:
    Tu, Th and Su 10:00–18:00


    Opening times in winter:
    End of December till April
    Thursday 19:00–21:30
    Friday 13:00–17:00
    Flexible opening times during bad weather


    Children (6–15 years), students: € 3
    Adults: € 6
    Families: €12

Our national park rangers

Passion and a calling


Nobody knows the park as well as they do:

You will experience the best of the protected area.

thanks to our rangers


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