In East Tirol, avid hikers can take on the challenge of a shorter Eagle Walk in the shadow of the lofty peaks of the Großglockner and Großvenediger.
Stretching almost 100 kilometres and broken up into nine stages, East Tirol’s Eagle Walk travels through the spectacular Hohe Tauern Range featuring some of Austria’s tallest peaks. From Ströden, located at the foot of the Großvenediger mountain, the trail leads to the Lucknerhaus hut at the foot of the Großglockner mountain.
Home to the largest glaciers in the Eastern Alps and the highest mountains in Austria, East Tirol’s Hohe Tauern Range exerts a magical attraction for peak baggers and walking enthusiasts. Among a massive cluster of mighty mountains known as the Venediger, Granatspitz, Schober and Lasörling Ranges are several great segments of the Eagle Walk. East Tirol has 250 peaks that rise more than 3,000m/10,000ft. above sea level, with some approaching 4,000m/13,000ft. One of the area's best-known and most striking summits is as well the tallest mountain in Austria is the Großglockner (3,798m/12,460 feet). The Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Austria, greeting visitors with rugged picture-perfect peaks, mighty ice-covered glaciers, pristine lakes and superb trails. The largest protected high-alpine area in the European Alps draws hikers, wildlife watchers, mountaineers, rock climbers and photographers year-round.