On the trail of the Tauern treasures
The 3D experience cinema makes the unimaginable comprehensible: the formation of the Alps and the Tauern Window during the crash of the continents - 250 million years in a breathtaking 15 minutes!
In the course of the formation of the Alps, almost all rock layers were not only shifted but also transformed. This metamorphosis took place at temperatures of mostly over 500° and pressures of up to many thousands of bar. In the process, however, the rocks are not melted or chemically altered, but only their structure is adapted to the higher pressure and temperature conditions.
Crystals sparkle in showcases and in a faithfully reproduced rock crevice. Learn more about the treasures of the Hohe Tauern and their formation.