The Rauriser Valley looks back onto a rich history of gold mining. For the first time gold was found here about 2000 years ago. 10% of the world's gold resources came from this region. The mines were closed in the last century and only a few hopeful gold panners have tried their luck since.
Today you can try! There are two very picturesque spots in the valley that offer to pan for gold. So even if you don't find a treasure you certainly will feel rewarded by the beauty of the surroundings. The washing places are located at the Heimalm and just after the Bodenhaus in the direction Talschluss Kolm Saigurn.
Washing gold is fun for the whole family, but be careful once it starts glittering in the pan, motivation grows - plan enough time ...
Gold Panning with the National Park Summer Card Mobile
As a guest in the Rauriserhof you enjoy the advantages of the National Park Summer Card Mobile which is included in all our summer prices. This way you can start panning for gold without any extra costs.
Gold washing and hiking - a perfect day in the area around the Hochalm-Heimalm
To reach the gold wash area you can use the free ride up the Hochalmbahn lift (part of the National Park Summer Card Mobile). We recommend combining this ride with a visit of the raptor show at the Hochalm chalet. After the show you walk the Tilly Waldlehrpfad trail down to the Heimalm. There you find the gold wash spot.To plan this day check the brochure of the National Park Summer Card Mobile.
Combine washing gold with a stunning walk at the Talschluss to finish your day with a very special treat.
Park your car at the Bodenhaus parking and walk about 5 minutes in direction Talschluss. Here you find the gold washing spot. Try your luck in the mountain creek.With the National Park Summer Card Mobile you can use the gold washing spot without further expenses and you even get your pan and rubber boots for free.