Geopark Events

European Geopark Week in UNESCO Geopark “Ore of the Alps” 

“Hot Springs, Whirlpools, Waterfalls”
Salzburg-Austria 2016

Dates of Geopark Week: 20.05.2016 – 5.6.2016

Contact Person: Herwig Pichler, Geopark Manager,

Further Information:

Category Date Activity/Event
1. Geo & Geo 22.5.2016



10 a.m. Meets at the Visitor Center in Bischofshofen: Excursion along the Waterfall Path in Bischofshofen with information about geology, hydrology, history and archaeology. Lasts 2 hours. The tour will be led by several experts in different fields (Gantschnigg, Ibetsberger, Eibner).

2:30 p.m. Austria House at the Visitor Center: Talk aimed at fans of popular science about “Hot springs in the area of Liechtensteinklamm Gorge” (Geosite 121). These were scientifically investigated by Ms. Daniela Strick (Salzburg University, Dept. of Geography & Geology, mentored by Prof. Sylke Hilberg) as part of her master’s studies.

2 p.m. Special tour through the Miners’ Hostel Museum and “Annastollen” mine in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, led by local mining experts. Special price!

10 a.m. Tour of the Seelacken Museum and Sunnpau mine in St. Veit, led by local mining experts. Special price!

10 a.m. Tour of the Larzenbach mine and Hüttau Mineral Museum, led by local mining experts. Special price!

2. Geo & Culture/Music 20.05.2016


7:30 p.m. Hermann Wielandtner Hall, Bischofshofen: Concert with Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg to mark “200 Years of Salzburg in Austria”, and official opening ceremonies for UNESCO Geopark Week.

10 a.m. Tour of the special exhibition at the UNESCO Geopark Visitor Center in Bischofshofen: MAN:MAKES:MUSIC  “From Ore to Instrument”, with particular focus on the history and manufacture of brass instruments (Gantschnigg, Chalupny, Plawenn, Lechner)

3. Geo & Education 4.6.2016 2 p.m. Meets Sulzau: Gold-panning on the River Salzach. With a little bit of luck, small flakes of “Tauern Gold” can still be found in prospecting pans with the help of an expert. Begins: 2 p.m. and continues until evening.
(Fischer, Ibetsberger) -> canceled due to flood