Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

National Park House

Moments of wonder

  • The interactive exhibition introduces you to various habitats in the protected area and will whet your appetite to go and explore the wild. Spectacular 360°-films guide you through 6 activity rooms. Rangers will show you the national park's hot spots in stunning 360° films. Free entry.



    Opening times

    Juli und August: Montag bis Samstag von 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr  und Sonntag von 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr geöffnet.

    September: Montag - Freitag von 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr

    Oktober: Montag - Freitag von 10.00 - 12.00 Uhr und 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr

    New special exhibition in the National Parkhaus Matrei
    CHARLY introduces his friends – the rough-footed chickens!Many unknown and often well camouflaged chickens are in the foreground: The so-called Raufußhühner are also at home in the Hohe Tauern and are often hidden creatures for most visitors.In the special exhibition in the Matrei National Park House, CHARLY, a grouse living in the Hohe Tauern, introduces his friends – the Raufußhicken.The stone chickens belong to the family of the smooth-footed chickens and, in contrast to the rough-footed chickens, have immigrated to the Alps long ago from the south.Shot? What’s “rudge” derived from? Where do the booty chickens come from? What do black-chickens actually look like and what do they eat or by whom do they like to eat them?The exhibition conveys a lot of interesting facts about the grouse and, last but not least, clarifies the question what distinguishes CHARLY as a grouse from his friends the grouse.

    The exhibition is free of charge.

    Guided tours for groups (from 10 people) - BOOKING necessary. Also possible outside of opening times too.

    Students/children € 3.00, adults € 4.00 per person

    Audio guide in German, English and Italian for a small rental fee – free of charge with the East Tyrol Glockner-Dolomite card.

    Combination ticket:
    Ranger guided tour of the "Tauern views – moments of wonder" exhibition and a voucher for coffee with a regional culinary delight from Talmarkt Matrei.


    Brief information

    National Park House Matrei

    Kirchplatz 2

    9971 Matrei / AUSTRIA 

    Tel: +43(0)4875 5161 10

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You will experience the best of the protected area.

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