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Grossglockner High Alpine Road exhibitions
Art, nature, culture and technology: nine exciting focal topics
The exhibitions along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Salzburg's Tallest - Piffkar and Haus Alpine NaturschauPart 1 - "The Fascination of Mountains" | House Piffkar
The exhibition "Fascination Mountain" at Piffkar House offers a comprehensive and exciting insight into the development of alpinism. From elaborate first ascents, the mining of gold in the Hohentauern, the origin of the national park Hohe Tauern, the role of the Alpine Association, the first cable- and cogwheel railways, as well as the most modern presentation of the mountains.
Part 2 - "Mountain Journeys" | Haus Alpine Naturschau
In the second part of the exhibition - in the outdoor area of the Haus Alpine Naturschau - the highest mountain peaks of Salzburg are skillfully displayed: From here a magnificent view of the Große Wiesbachhorn opens up. It is the highest peak, completely within the province of Salzburg. A gravel path leads directly to a monolith, which is about three meters high and divided by a viewing gap, which encloses the view of the Wiesbachhorn. From here, you can enjoy an incomparable view of the "Salzburg Panorama". Viewing devices for adults and children for the surrounding, prominent peaks such as Fuscherkarkopf or Hohe Dock complete the installation.
Haus Alpine nature exhibition: alpine ecology, Murmi show and crystal worldA modern museum equipped with interactive elements providing a lively introduction to alpine ecology can be found above the tree line. Which interactions leave their mark on plants and wildlife in the high mountains? Which survival strategies did animals and plants develop in order to thrive at this altitude? The Murmi-Show at the multimedia cinema also offers an excellent insight into the alpine nature along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The exhibition “Kristalle – Schatz der Hohen Tauern” (Eng. “Crystals – Treasure of the High Tauern”) presents impressive examples of mountain crystals, cairngorms and blue fluorite octahedrons from the near surroundings. Tip: a walk through the open terrain with nature trail and outdoor presentation.
Bau der Straße – exhibition at the Fuscher LackeThe Wegmacherhaus preserved in its original form at the small Fuscher Lacke mountain lake houses a permanent exhibition that examines the construction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The tough environment endured by over 4,000 road construction workers and social achievements such as Austria’s first bad weather regulation are presented graphically. Without these so-called “Glocknerbaraber”, road engineer Franz Wallack and state governor Franz Rehrl’s idea would have remained a pipe dream – hard work, endurance, visionary power and, not least, the assertiveness of Salzburg’s father figure made the spectacular alpine road possible; as a work creation scheme for thousands of unemployed people and as an unmatched tourist attraction.
Passheiligtum Hochtor exhibition: a path through the millennia
Wunderwelt Glocknerwiesen: abundance of plants and insects on the mountain
Exhibitions on the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe
Alpenliebe art exhibition – 20 contemporary artists on the Glockner
Success story of the automobile and motorbike exhibition
Unique exhibition in Austria: the Grossglockner
1st floor: Enter the bizarre world of ice and take a look inside a crevasse with the display “Faszination Eis & Gletscher” (Eng. “Fascinating Ice & Glaciers”) and automobile exhibition
2nd floor: the adventure path “Fels & Eis” (Eng. “Rock & Ice”), where, among other things, you can test your surefootedness and motorbike exhibition
3rd floor: the Glockner panorama, art exhibition "Alpenliebe" and automobile exhibition
4th floor: art exhibition "Alpenliebe"