Starting point is the parking lot by the inn Schütthof in the hamlet of Sulzau. The path called “Knappenweg” goes past an outstanding natural monument, the waterfalls “Untersulzbachwasserfall”, and leads to the historic copper mine “Hochfeld”, one of the biggest and most original public mines of Austria. The hike will take you approx. 1 hour and you will see the diverse vegetation next to the waterfalls, different types of trees in a mountain forest, the stone layers of the Hohe Tauern and an interesting view of the Hohe Tauern window on your way. The old copper ore tunnels at the Untersulzbachtal can be explored during a guided visit. You’ll learn more about the formation of rocks, minerals and the Alps.

Place: Neukirchen, Untersulzbachtal
Target group: all ages
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Season: June until September
How to get here: own transfer to the inn Schütthof, then continue on hiking path (approx. 1 hour walking distance)
Opening times:
beginning of June until the end of September
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11 am to 14 pm
Registration: at the day before until 12:00 am
Costs: € 5,- for entry and guided visit per pupil

Contact: Nationalparkverwaltung Salzburg * Nationalparkzentrum / 5730 Mittersill * Tel.: +43 (0) 6562 / 40849 - 33. E-Mail:

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