This Eagle Walk segment has you hiking under the watchful gaze of the majestic Großglockner peak and under the jagged, towering spires of the Zollspitze, Säulspitze, Bretterspitze, Kristallspitze, and Kreuzwandspitze. The forces of nature have conspired here to create an improbably gorgeous landscape. From Kalser Tauernhaus, a scenic trail ambles peacefully through rolling alpine meadows blanketing the idyllic Dorfertal Valley that is dotted by the Schönebenalm, Bergeralm, Moaebenalm and Moaalm huts. This awesome setting is made all the more spectacular by contrast with the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction near and far. Quaint mountain huts along the trail provide the perfect rest stops for hikers. The route gradually gains elevation into the Teischnitz Valley, while the last section follows the Herrensteig trail past the Figerhorn, Freiwandspitze and Fanotkogel mountains to the Stüdlhütte beneath the peak of the Großglockner mountain.
Eagle View ·There are many peaks between Matrei and Kals bearing the word “Brett” in their names, such as the Bretterwand and the Bretterspitze. Their perpendicular slate rocks resemble smooth "planks" ("Brett" meaning "plank" in German).
Eagle Kick ·One section of this walk leads near the creek-carrying ravine of the spectacular Dabaklamm gorge with its thundering waters on a rocky steep trail with some exposed areas that can be treacherous in rain or adverse weather conditions.