The museum “Between Heaven and Earth – Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and the world of 8,000ers”, which has been open since 2015, impressively documents the history of alpinism, the physical and psychological conditions endured by extreme climbers, as well as the unique aspects and phases of a high-alpine expedition.
Complete expedition equipment used in several 8,000-meter ascents is also part of the exhibition, as are insights into weather conditions atop the world’s highest summits. In a multimedia video room, you gain a true sense of extreme weather conditions, from gale-force winds to avalanches that threaten life and limb. The honorary patron of the exhibition is Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, the first woman to conquer all 14 8000-ers without bottled oxygen. In original diary excerpts she gives an insight into their own personal mountain experiences. For goosebumps is provided in the space of experience. You will get your shot of adrenaline while climbing the eight meter high K2 climbing tower. A specially designed app leads hikers from the "base camp" to the "high camp". Experienced athletes go from there to the summit of the Great Pyhrgas.
BASED ON COVID-19 THE TOURIST INFORMATION in Windischgarsten, Hinterstoder and Spital am Pyhrn as well as the Alpineum and the “Welt der 8000er” Museumare closed from FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 12 noon until further notice!
October 14, 2019 to May 15, 2020: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 12pm Holidays closed!
May 16, 2020 to October 11, 2020: daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
649 mAccessibility / arrival
Drive in the center of Spital am Pyhrn. In the Sparkasse turn and use the car park. You are right outside the monastery building which is the exhibition.
Spital am Pyhrn there are no parking fees, so you can park for free!
Cross-country skiing paths
Schladming-Dachstein card: Adults € 6.50 | Children € 3.80 Alpine Club € 1, - discount on all tickets
Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.
In this report you will see the first impressions and opinions 2015 newly created museum in Spital am Pyhrn?