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The Romans built here in the Goldberg Ruppe right up to the glacier zones from gold. In the 12th century a so-called stamp mill in which crushed the goldhältige rock, washed and separated from the gangue was.

National Park Hohe Tauern

Alpengasthof "Alter Pocher" gold digger village Heiligenblut is located in the National Park Hohe Tauern at 1,807 meters above sea level.
The Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest protected area in the Alps and one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. In this national park we are proud!

On offer many hiking, trekking and climbing opportunities. Splendid alpine plants and rare animals can be seen.

Mining village

Back in the gold mining village in the gold mining in the Middle Ages and relax and unwind in the Alpengasthof Alter Pocher.

Originally reconstructed plants show how here in the Middle Ages in our area gold was extracted from the rock. The visit to the open-air museum in the gold digger village is free. During the heyday, 2000 miners were employed and 10% of world gold production was generated.

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water falls

Recharge your batteries at the 2 impressive waterfalls, directly at Alpengasthof "Alter Pocher".

was proved Wissenschflich that waterfalls counteract stress, prevent burnout and can boost the immune system. Even respiratory diseases such as asthma are significantly alleviated with waterfalls.

crystal exhibition

Surrounded by woods, meadows and waterfalls is here directly from Almgasthof Alter Pocher a paradise for families and those seeking rest and relaxation.

In the crystal exhibition by Dr. Georg Kandutsch, various minerals and a documentary film will be presented.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road with his is the attraction Near

Ideal for motorcycle groups is the ride on the historic Hochalpenstrasse with subsequent overnight stay and sit together in the Old Pocher. Diversion from Salzburg after the toll, turn last bend before Heiligenblut left and follow the signs 'Alter Pocher' follow.

Coming turn From Heiligenblut before the toll station at the first bend of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road right.

Alpine hiking

From us you get in 2 1/2 hours to 2,495 m above sea legendary Golden Pond, the idyllic Zirmsee. Above were the gold studs. In five hours, get to Sonnblick with Europe's highest weather observation station at 3105 m. Refreshments: Zittelhaus .
Best season: July - September.

Guided tours in the Hohe Tauern National Park and valuable information can be found at

Tauern Höhenwege

Hiking and mountain climbing in the Glockner, Goldberg & Ankogelgroup

eagle watching

From Alpengasthof Alter Pocher you can watch eagles in their wild.

Here you a short excerpt from a video that was shot directly at us. Many thanks at this point due Jürgen and Elfi, who provided us with this impressive video.