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 region. Heading north, a gentle gradient takes you up to Löbbentörl, from where you’ll have wonderful views of the surrounding Venediger Range and the Froßnitztal Valley below. Passing Salzboden and the tiny lake of the same name, the Glacier Trail aims eastward to Venedigerhaus hut at Innergschlöss serving hearty delicacies to hungry trekkers. Once replete and replenished the trail continues to Außergschlöss and to the destination of the hike, the Matreier Tauernhaus hut. What a workout!
Eagle View ·The loop walk along fascinating Innergschlöss Glacier Trail takes some four hours to complete and gains 500 vertical metres. Walkers should be sure-footed. Once at the Matreier Tauernhaus, you can either rest or continue on to a pair of very pretty small lakes deeper in the surrounding wilderness. The rock chapel located between the alpine pastures of Innergschlöss and Außergschlöss 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 Hütte across Löbbentörl to the Venedigerhaus hut 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. Hikers are rewarded with outstanding views, clean air and stunning natural beauty.