Location


The Sonnblick Observatory on Mt. Hoher Sonnblick with an altitute of 3.106 m is nestled within the Austrian Alps at the border between the federal provinces Carinthia and Salzburg. The cloests settlement in Carinthia is the village Heiligenblut and it in Salzburg - the village Rauris.The observatory was built at the alpine ridge allowing measurements of unrestricted incident air flow. The Sonnblick Observatory is surrounded by glacier and rocks and is defined as high-alpine.