The Stubach valley branching off from the Pinzgau family village of Uttendorf is one of the most interesting valleys in the Alps. It impresses with a natural diversity of fauna and flora. The valley is characterized by its twelve three-thousand-meter peaks, on which there are more than 20 glaciers. These nourish a remarkable wealth of mountain lakes, from which a myriad of crystal clear, dusty mountain streams flow.
Thanks to its special topography and its immeasurable abundance of water, the area was recognized as being particularly suitable for generating electricity for the electrification of the Austrian railways.
In the Stubachtal there is a recognized balance between protecting nature on the one hand and economic use on the other. The infrastructure associated with the latter use has a particular advantage: It opens up the 18 km long Stubach Valley via a toll-free panoramic road with 13 hairpin bends and the cable cars of the Weißsee Gletscherbahnen - and all at family-friendly prices.
The center of the "Weißsee Glacier World" is the traditional mountain hotel Rudolfshütte. The hotel has a unique selling point: It is located in a landscape protection area whose aim is to preserve the special beauty of the area with a landscape partly shaped by glaciers. In addition, the area is surrounded by the high mountain worlds of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The clear mountain air strengthens the immune system and is liberating for the airways. Let yourself be enchanted by the relaxing tranquility.
Natural jewel in the Hohe Tauern National Park
The Hohe Tauern National Park extends over the three federal states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol and is home to a large number of remarkable animals and plants on its 1,800 km², which is why it is also the largest protected area in Central Europe. The Hohe Tauern National Park is home to over 10,000 animals and a diverse flora. The reason for this are peculiarities such as the climate, the composition of the forests and the structure of the mountain meadows, which cannot be found everywhere else.
Thus the unique natural wonder "Weißsee Glacier World" can be reached comfortably and safely for everyone. This also serves one of the objectives of the National Park Act: "The National Park should enable as large a group of people as possible to have an impressive experience of nature."
In the past, the Tauern crossing, known as the "Kalser Törl", served as a means of transport for people, today nature enthusiasts enjoy the area side by side with nature all year round. The clear mountain air strengthens the immune system and is liberating for the airways. Let yourself be enchanted by the relaxing tranquility.