Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Innergschlöss glacier trail

Dramatic glacial striations and imposing glaciers

    In the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, you can hike through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Eastern Alps. Gigantic glacial forces once shaped this landscape and to this day the glaciers still continue their work. Witness the impressive world of the glacier moraine and its pioneer vegetation. 

    The lakes of Salzbodensee and "Eye of God", which is usually decorated by a cotton grass island, the impressive glacial striation and the Schlaten Kees glacier are just a few highlights on this trail. 

    • Trail description:  
      The starting point is the Matreier Tauernhaus. From there, it is an easy 90-minute walk to Innergschlöss. The glacier trail starts at the head of the valley. It is very steep, good equipment and sure-footedness are a must. This circular lpine route involves 500 metres of climbing and takes approx. 4–5 hours.


      Starting point:      
      Matreier Tauernhaus, 9971 Matrei in Osttirol

      Arriving by public transport: 
      In the summer months, the National park's 'Wanderbus' goes as far as Tauernhaus. Possible to continue your journey to Innergschlöss by taxi.


      Walking time:      
      A total of 7 hrs (with taxi to Innergschlöss: 4-5 hrs)


      Level of difficulty:         
      Challenging from the Innergschlöss head of the valley


      Trail conditions:  
      Good – partially exposed areas


      Opening times:      
      July to autumn


      Tour possible with a ranger?  


      Glacier with glacial snout; glacier foreland vegetation; mountain meadows; marmots; bearded vultures


      Refreshment points:         
      Berggasthof Innergschlöss
      Berggasthof Außergschlöss



      National Park House Matrei

      Kirchplatz 2

      9971 Matrei / AUSTRIA 

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