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Venet Star Park

The top station of the Venetbahn cable car above Landeck is home to Tirol's only public observatory. Itts powerful telescopes give visitors a fascinating insight into the night sky as well as the huge clouds of gas which surround the Sun.

The best place to observe the night sky is either far away from light-rich urban centres or up in the mountains. The summit of the Venet mountain at 2,212 metres above sea level fulfils both these requirements, with the minmal light pollution generated by the small town of Landeck down in the valley obstructed by a rockface near the top of the peak. Visitors to the Venet Star Park, loctaed just a stone's throw from the top of the cable car, are invited to join experienced local guides on a journey into the night sky. Sun observation sessions are offered every day, where participants can take a close look at the 'solar prominences' – bright clouds of gas – around the Sun and can even photograph this incredible natural phenomemon. Strong filters on the telescopes provide ample protection from the Sun's rays. Those who simply can't get enough extraterrestrial action can even stay the night in the Venet-Gipfelhütte at the top of the mountain.

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Sun observation sessions every day at 14:00 (meet at cable car reception). Star observation sessions on Fridays in June and August as well as selected dates in September and Oktober (depending on the weather). Meet at top of Venetbahn cable car at 21:45.

Please book ahead by e-mail or telephone: info@venet.at; +43 5442 62663 

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Price information

Adults (star observation session plus ride up and down the mountain): € 39, children accompanied by a paying adult: €19. Guests staying at the Venet Gipfelhütte: €19. Children up to 14 years of age: free. Sun observation session (without ride up and down the mountain): €10

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Features
  • Family friendly
  • handicap-accessible
  • Possible in rainy weather
Public transport
  • Accessible using public transport

Railway station: Landeck-Zams, regional bus route: 4206

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Parking at the bottom of the cable car

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Ihr Ziel: Zams, Österreich

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