Gschlößtal Va, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Gschlößtal Va, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Gschlößtal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Gschlößtal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer

National Park Hike

Considered one of the most beautiful end-of-valley areas in the Eastern Alps, Innergschlöss is a real gem. This walk is a jewel, providing hikers with a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park and of the mighty glaciers surrounding the Großvenediger, one of Austria’s grandest mountains. This easy trail into Innergschlöss provides an amazing route to the craggy peaks of the Hohe Tauern Mountains. In spring the lush meadows are covered in a carpet of crosuses.

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Starting point  

Matreier Tauernhaus car park

Hike to


Finishing point

Matreier Tauernhaus car park

Mountain chain

Venediger Mountains


9.3 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)


1,702m 1,505m

Elevation uphill 244m
Vertical metres downhill 244m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport


Car park at the Matreier Tauernhaus (pay-and-display). There is also a shuttle bus which stops at the Matreier Tauernhaus (June to September)


Places serving food & drink

  • Alpengasthof Venedigerhaus (generally open from Whitsun)
  • Matreier Tauernhaus (may not be open in April and May)


Trail description

The national park shuttle bus stops right in front of Matreier Tauernhaus lodge. From there the trail into Innergschlöss starts, leading along the eastern side of the Gschlössbach stream. Rewarding stops along the way are “D’Hölle“, where the streams of Dichtenbach and Tauernbach merge. Right behind is where you will find the chocolate-box alpine pasture village of Außergschlöss with uninterrupted panoramic views of the mighty Schlatenkees glacier. The historic rock chapel located between the alpine pastures of Innergschlöss and Outergeschlöss is a perfect place for taking some quiet time listening to nature and absorbing the amazing scenery, surrounded by pure mountain beauty. The route continues to the Venedigerhaus lodge (1,691 metres) in Innergschlöss.

To get back to the trailhead, you can either take trail number 925, which runs south of Gschlössbach strea. If there is still snow on the ground, take the same route out that you walked in.

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Ihr Ziel: Innergschlöss (47.1192,12.49627)

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