Austria's most fascinating natural wonder
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Experience the Geopark Karavanken
Eisenkappel is located in the heart of the Geopark Karavanken.
Geopark – Information centre
Opposite the Information office of the Obir dripstone caves lies a brand new information centre of the geopark, equipped with cutting-edge technology.
April / October – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 13:00
(on request also other days, including weekends and holidays, and also other times are possible!)
May / June / September – daily except Sat/Sun/Holidays 13:00 14:00
(on request also Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and other times are possible!)
July/August – daily and hourly guided tours 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
(on request also other times are possible)
Since 2013 the Geopark Karavanke is a member of the European Geoparks Network (EGN) and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN). In November 2015 Geopark Karavanke became an UNESCO Global Geopark. Geopark Karavanke is an area with a particular geological heritage (example: Karavanke as the meeting point of the African and Eurasian plates), as well as natural and cultural heritage, where a sustainable economic development strategy is implemented, active participation in education and raising public awarness. Within the fourteen members, 9 lie on the Austrian side in the region of Southern Carinthia, and 5 in Slovenia.
Total area: 1067 km²
Altitude 541 to 2.139 m.
Length marked hiking trails, more than 1200 km