GeoparkzentrumThe Visitor Center offers

Opening Hours 2020

June 4 - July 4:                          Thursday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm 

July 6  - September 12:            Monday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

from September 17:                 Thursday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Off-time opening hours for visits and guides on request.


The 120 m² big Visitor Center represents the “heart” of the GeoPark Carnic Alps.

In the Visitor Center in two hours the visitor can experience selected fossils and rocks, interactive animations, movie presentations, touchscreens and panels in specially designed exhibition rooms, covering 500 million years of Earth history.



Guided tours

Upon registration of at least 5 persons guided tours are possible!

We inform you about  500 million years  of Earth’s history of the Geopark, its uniqueness and its aesthetic landscape.

An interesting movie concludes the report.

Duration: About 1 hour.

Costs: See entrance fee 2016. – Groups are guided.



Entrance fees 2020

Single visits

in € / person


Adults: 6 €

Kids between. 6 and 18 years: 3 €

Students: 4,0 €


Groups without guide

Up to 10 persons: 6 €

11-20 persons: 5 €

> 20 persons: 4 €

kids and young people between 6 and 18 years accompanied by adults: 3 €

Students: 4 €


Guided groups (Duration about 1 hour)

Up to 10 persons: 8 €

11-20 persons: 7 €

> 20 persons: 6 €

kids and young people between 6 and 18 years accompanied by adults: 4 €

Students: 5 €


30% reduction of single entrance of adults with +Card Premium!

10% reduction of single entrance with Guest Card Basic!


Children, school and Youth Groups up to 18 years:

Without guide: 3 €

With guide (about. 1 hour): 4 €



The Visitor Center offers

- Information


Hikers, tourists, geologically interested laymen and others receive information and are adviced about hiking trails, maps, fossil occurrences, etc.


- Travel through Earth's history

Touchscreens, films and several animations convey in aneasily understandable language Earth's history. Guided indoor and outdoor tours as well as school progammes are additional choices.


- Events and Activities

In the Visitor Center lectures about different Earth-science related topics are presented. Further information is provided under the link Events and Currnent Events, respectively, or we inform you in our Newsletter.


- Literature and Maps

We inform you about Earth science-related Literature, geological maps, Hiking descriptions, Geotrail Guide, etc.






Arrival and Contact


Imprint of a scale tree (Lepidodendron) in front of the Visitor Center from Quarry Jakomini near Nötsch
Earthquace monitor, Flaser limestone in the background and impressive interior design
Archaeological objects
Many documents from 500 million years of Earth‘s history (rocks, fossils soils) on one place
Detail of a Lepidodendron, also known as scale tree
Geological objects from the Carnic and Gailtal Alps
Geological objects