Visitor Center

Welcome - Free entry for everybody

The gateway to the Ore of the Alps UNESCO Global Geopark is the Visitor Center. It is located in the ski jump area of the ski jumping metropolis of Bischofshofen. Right next to the world-famous Paul Ausserleitner ski jump is the annex to the Austria House, which hosted the Austrian Olympic team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.  The visitor center was built in 2014/15 as a BayAut Interreg project in cooperation with the partner Natural History and Mammoth Museum Siegsdorf (Bavaria). 

The visitor center is the central culmination point of the Geopark. The municipalities of Hüttau, Bischofshofen, Mühlbach am Hochkönig and St. Veit im Pongau, which are part of the Geopark, present themselves in a joint exhibition with authentic installations relating to prehistoric and historic ore mining, making the topic a "tangible" experience. Visitors are given an overview of the entire Geopark with all its attractions such as geosites, show mines, and museums.

Opening Times

May - October

WED 10.00-17.00
THU 10.00-17.00
FRI 10.00-17.00
SAT 10.00-17.00

Last Entry 16.30
No Opening times on Sundays or Bank Holidays

May - October 2024

Location & Contact

Ore of the Alps UNESCO Global Geopark
Visitor Center
Rosenthal 41
5500 Bischofshofen

+43 6462 20291

Contact Tourism Association Bischofshofen
+43 6462 2471

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