Sprawling sparkling glaciers spreading out in all directions await the eager Eagle Walk hiker. Most of the way is along the Venediger High Trail, allowing you to sample one of the most famous long-distance hiking trails in the country. Heading north, a gentle grade takes you up to Löbbentörl, from where you’ll have wonderful views of surrounding Venediger Range and the Froßnitztal Valley below. Passing Salzboden and the tiny tarn of the same name, the Glacier Trail aims eastward to Venedigerhaus Lodge at Inner Gschlöss. The Lodge serves hearty delicacies to hungry trekkers; once replete and replenished the trail continues to Outer Gschlöss and to the destination of the hike, Matreier Tauernhaus Lodge. What a workout! This Eagle Walk segment is not for the weak of heart, nor the weak of knees; but the scenic rewards are many. Far from little-they're gigantic!
Eagle View ·The loop walk along fascinating “Innergschlöss” Interpretive Glacier Trail takes some four hours to complete and gains 500 vertical metres; adequate equipment is required. Once arrived at Matreier Tauernhaus Lodge, you either rest and play for the day, or continue on to a pair of very pretty small lakes deeper in the surrounding wilderness. The historic rock chapel located between the Alpine pastures of Inner and Outer Gschlöss is a historic structure in Neo-Gothic style that is located directly on the Eagle Walk. Simply contemplate your good fortune while sitting here, surrounded by pure mountain beauty.
Eagle Kick ·What a workout! The walk from Badener Hut across Löbbentörl to Venedigerhaus Alpine Inn alone takes 4 to 4.5 hours to complete; with a knee-jarring descent from Löbbentörl to Innergschlöss. It’s a long journey, and steep in places; but manageable nonetheless. The rewards are great—outstanding views, clean air, and stunning natural beauty.