Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Kings of the skies
In search of bearded vulture and golden eagle

Region Matrei in Osttirol

Of large and small birds in the Tauern Valley

  • Kings of the skies – Big and small birds in the Tauern Valley

    During this leisurely walk around the Matreier Tauernhaus the main focus is on the feathered inhabitants of these areas.

    Equipped with optical devices from Swarovski Optik – binoculars and a spotting scope – this tour focuses on the big and small birds.

    Bearded vultures, griffon vultures and golden eagles are the largest birds in the Alps.Learn about these “Kings of the skies” – their long journeys across the Alps,

    the raising of their young,their sleeping places and the protection of their habitat.

    With a bit of luck, golden eagles, bearded vultures and hawks, but also smaller songbirds such as brown-throats, stone-throats and the karming lightfly can be spotted.



    Important informations:

    Equipment: good, strong shoes, weatherproof clothing, own binoculars of advantage



    Wichtige Informationen

    Meeting point:

    9971 Matrei in Osttirol

    9. 00 a. m. Matreier Tauernhaus(Parking fee)


    05.10.2021, 19.10.2021


    9 a. m. to approx. 1 p. m. – easy hike


    € 20. - per person, children € 13. -


    For organisational reasons, registration by 5 p. m. on the previous day is absolutely necessary.0043 4875 5161 10 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Directions:

    Coming from Lienz Iseltal-Bundesstraße – Matrei in East Tyrol – Felbertauernstraße as far as the Tauernhaus junction (about 2 km before the Felbertauern South Portal).

    From there still about 2 km into the valley. The large parking lot for visitors is subject to a charge.Coming from Felbertauern (toll) about 2 km below the southern portal is the Matreier Tauernhaus.

    The meeting point is also accessible by public transport.Postbus stop: Matrei in East Tyrol – Tauernhaus


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