Space trip „Sky on the Earth“

Driving directions: On the 6 km long section between the town of Rettenegg and the ski resort Stuhleck, the models of the heavenly bodies of the solar system are placed at the proportional distance of 1:1000000000.

The starting point is the “Pavilion of Stars“(Sternepavillon) in Rettenegg. The sky can be also seen at night with the help of glasses and mirrors. Some planets are illuminated till the Jupiter.

There are also arranged explanation boards at the starting pavilion and also by the models of planets and stars - Earth, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. They also present the connection between the modern astronomy and astrological stargazing of the past cultures and eras.

The visitors can take closer look to the space on their trip. For example the time that the sunlight needs to arrive to Saturn is approximately the same time what a visitor needs to walk through this section.

Rettenegg („Pavilion of Stars“) – Saturn
1 – 1,5 hour

Rettenegg („Pavilion of Stars“) – Stuhleck (Pluto)
2,5 – 3 hours

Pretul – Stuhleck
1,5 – 2 hours

When you calculate your trip, please do not forget about the return trip!