Having spent the night at Stüdlhütte Hut – the closest you will get to majestic Großglockner Peak along the Eagle Walk – the route heads southward through improbably gorgeous landscape. Gaining Pfortscharte Notch along Johann-Stüdl-Trail, stop to take in newly emerging views of Salm Hut and wave a hello to the neighbouring Austrian Province of Carinthia. Follow Luckner Trail to stately Glorer Hut at Berger Törl, from where a scenic trail ambles down through rolling Alpine meadows blanketing the valley of Bergerbach Brook. Eventually you will reach the end of the Eagle Walk at Lucknerhaus Lodge. From here, scenic Kals Glocknerstraße Road snakes down to Kals. But, getting to the destination is a cause for celebration, and the sunny lodge is a logical post for calling it a day and savouring the last spectacular views of his majesty, Großglockner Peak.
Eagle View ·In this area, where the forces of nature have conspired to create an improbably gorgeous landscape, you can try to reveal some of nature’s secrets along delightful interpretive trails, the “Geo Trail” at Luckner Trail and the “Glocknerspur – ThinkMountains” Interpretive Trail that has its trailhead at Lucknerhaus Lodge. On this last segment, look back and note majestic Großglockner rising as an elegant pyramid.
Eagle Kick ·Using plenty of fixed cable as support, the way across 2,800-metre Pfortscharte negotiates a rocky terrain of narrow ledges, shelves, little gullies, and scrambling pitches. In many places there’s considerable exposure, but invariably in such places you will find adequate cable support. There is also the danger of getting struck by lightning; it is not recommended to take this hike in rain and thunderstorm. Always check the latest weather forecast!