The Geopark presents special geological features and phenomena, substantially raising public awareness about the significance, value and need to preserve this site for future generations. The geomorphological treasure-trove is the product of thousands if not millions of years of Earth history and deserves lasting conservation. It is vital that we make people aware of the importance of the ground beneath our feet as the very foundation of life itself. Geopark Ore of the Alps extends from the west, across the communities of St. Veit, Mühlbach and Bischofshofen, all the way to Hüttau in the east.