Observatory on the Voggenberg

During an evening under a starry sky spent at Salzburg People's Observatory - run by the Haus der Natur Museum of Natural History - the miraculous cosmic beauty of planets and stars is revealed, from our own solar system to seemingly infinite galactic worlds.
The observatory, which is housed in a small wooden building and boasts a high-powered telescope, is located on the Voggenberg between the Ragginger See and Sandkuchl (Sonnenkogel). In former times, this was also the site where a Celtic oracle would use astronomic observations in order to foretell the future.

Follow signs for the "Windinggut", and from there it is just a 5-minute walk. 
(Landgasthaus Windinggut is open Wednesday to Sunday and closed Mon & Tue.)
Location of the observatory on the Voggenberg

Opening Times & Guided Tours

Every Thursday (advance registration is not required) under clear skies, at the following starting times:

January - March8 p.m. 
April9 p.m. 
May10 p.m. 
June10.30 p.m. 
July - August10 p.m.
September9 p.m.
October - December8 p.m.

Group tours are also possible on other days upon request and by advance registration.

All tours are free of charge and led by volunteer active members of the Astronomy Working Group of the Haus der Natur.
Voluntary donations are always welcome. They will be used for the continued operation and upkeep of the observatory.

Further information is available from Helmut Windhager
T +43 (0)664 6175600, astro.sbg@aon.at, Haus der Natur - Voggenberg Observatory (German)