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Ibex House

No questions left unanswered, no wishes unfulfilled:

As a one-stop shop the Ibex House has lots on offer guaranteed to thrill all visitors.

Discover all the possibilities!


  • Designed as a one-stop shop by the firm of architects Ronacher ZT GmbH, the Ibex House combines an Info and Service Point, exhibition rooms, a restaurant with panoramic terrace, a multi-purpose hall, the National Park Shop and the Association headquarters of the official sponsoring body of the Hohe Tauern National Park, all under one roof.

    The Ibex House therefore offers the ideal conditions for embarking on an eco-friendly exploration of the Grossglockner adventure area and for education work on species preservation.


    Your contact person

    Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

    +43 (0)4825 6161


    Ibex House

    9844 Heiligenblut, Hof 38 / Österreich


    Opening hours:

    October 1 to October 31, 2020, daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    December 19, 2020 to April 5, 2021, daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    (closed December 24th)


  • The ‘King of the Alps’ deserves a stunning home, which is why the Ibex House has set new standards both architecturally and in terms of exhibition technology. With a planning concept that incorporated both a multi-purpose building and an adventure exhibition, the Ibex House has embraced a holistic building concept that allows visitors to experience the high-alpine habitat through each of their senses.

    From the main information foyer in the entrance area, you gain access to the exhibition, the café-restaurant, the shop, the multi-purpose hall, and the Association and administration premises via a short and clearly laid-out route.


    Heiligenblut & the Alpine Ibex

    Hunted to extinction in Austria by the 17th century, the Alpine ibex only returned to the Hohe Tauern habitat in the 1960s, thanks first and foremost to intensive efforts to resettle the species, which began at the foot of the Grossglockner.

    So it is no coincidence that the first visitor facility in the German-speaking countries to focus on the Alpine ibex was established in Heiligenblut. After all, in June 1960 the National Park founding municipality was the scene of the first successful releases of the Alpine ibex in the Glockner region. Since then, Heiligenblut has become one of the best starting points for Alpine ibex observation tours anywhere in the Hohe Tauern.



from a single source  


The Information and Service Point is there to answer all your questions about adventure and recreation offers available in the Glockner region. Close co-operation with the Tourist Office and the Alpine Club ensures that you are able to embark on your nature adventure quickly and easily, and enjoy your stay to the full.


opening hours:

Until September 30: 9 am to 6 pm; from October 1 to 31: 9 am to 5 pm



meets knowledge


Our exhibitions are the perfect introduction to the high-mountain habitat, with an exciting and adventure-based approach. Take a stroll along our ‘rock face’ and marvel at the world of the Hohe Tauern 100 years ago.


Good prospects

of culinary pleasures  


Enjoy regional specialities and a dream view of the Grossglockner. Our panoramic terrace is the perfect spot to linger and discover all sorts of culinary highlights.



from the Hohe Tauern  


The exciting assortment on sale at our National Park Shop ranges from technical literature and T-shirts to regional specialities and fluffy mascots. So why not take a keepsake of the Hohe Tauern back home with you!



for life  


As the official seat of the sponsoring institution of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Ibex House provides the setting for strong co-operation ventures revolving around our protected area.



with close ties to nature  


The multi-purpose Albert Wirth Hall offers attractive surroundings for further education courses, seminars as well as private functions and business events, family celebrations and weddings.


pdfDetailed information on renting the Albert Wirth Hall


Taking in the scenery

Go on a virtual tour of the premises to find out more about the Ibex House:

Virtual Tour