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Little Museum in Russbach
The focus is on the most important fossil groups from the surrounding region of Abtenau-Gosau-Russbach: Russbach snails, rudist bivalves, bivalve molluscs, coral and ammonites. At the centre are the two giant ammonites. The giant ammonite from Pass Gschütt, which measures 1 metre across, is a cast of the original kept at the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
Open during the opening hours of the tourist board Russbach. Guided tours for individuals, groups and students with museum curator Mag. Dr. Fritz Seewald, Univ. Prof.
Tel. +43 676 4179495 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasure Hunt in the Valley of Fossils
Let’s go to the valley of the fossils. This roundtrip is about 8 km long, past three sites where we can find brain corals, mushroom corals and much more. A visit to the fossil cabinet in Russbach allows us to understand the geological findings of this area. Nice hike for young and old (from 6 years) to the snail wall. Bring snacks and drinks, good shoes and a lot of patience.
Information and Registration: Betty Jehle
Tel. +43 (0) 650 63 66 177 | www.betty-jehle.at
Start: 9:30 am
Meeting Point: Tourist Office Russbach
Suitable for: children of 6 years and older
Duration: 5 hours
Walking time: 2 hours
Prices: Adults 22 € | Children 6 - 14 years old 12 €
Satisfy your Thirst for Knowledge while Hiking
Natural History Hike
The hike leards to the rustic mountain cabin "Rinnbergalm". During the hike, you will find out interesting facts about the geology, fauna and flora, such as carnivorous plants and venomous snakes near the wayside.
The special thematic topics are: Gosauformations, embedded into the so-called Dachsteindecken, typical rock types, the glacier boulder, in the Sanhof meadow (a relic of the ice age), as well as Russbach's water park with it's decorative stones and the snail-shaped "water spiral".
Univ.Prof.i.R. Mag.Dr. Fritz Seewald
Tel. +43 (0)676 4179495
Minerals and Fossil Exhibition
House of 1000 Stones
Every wednesday, you can admire the mineral and fossil exhibition of Wolfgang and Norbert Schwaighofer. In the newly built exhibition room, you can find not only fossilized snail stones, but also minerals from around the world. Visit the exhibition every wednesday from 16.00 to 19.00 o'clock, or through registration by phone.
Wolfgang und Norbert Schwaighofer
Tel. +43 664 1904849
Hike and Experience the History of Earth
Hikes to the Fossil Site "Schneckenwand"
The circular trail to the Schneckenwand "Snail Wall" leads along a gravel road in the direction of the pasture "Neualm". Starting point is on the left hand side of the Hotel Kerschbaumer. After approx. 3 km at the junction turn left. You will pass a feeding point for game and after 1,5 hours you will find the Schneckenwand. After a short piece that leads you through the forest you will get to the farm "Fallneck". Then follow the road down to the village. The "Schneckenwand" is full of fossils of the 'Russbach Snail' the Trochactaeon or other fossils. You can clearly see the fossils but it is forbidden to dig or damage the 'Schneckenwand'.
Tipp! In Summer our Guide Betty Jehle offers a guided hike every Thursday.
Time: 9.30 am at the tourist board in Russbach.
Duration: approx. 5 hours. - (walking time 2 hours) - from 6 years - return at approx 3 pm
Adults € 22,00 - Children € 12,00 - (for Russbach guests - adults € 17,00 and children € 7,00)
Book: +43 650 6366177 www.betty-jehle.at
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