Kalser Tauernhaus, © Kalser Tauernhaus
Kalser Tauernhaus, © Kalser Tauernhaus

Kalser Tauernhaus

The Kalser Tauernhaus (1,755 metres) is a popular mountain refuge in the Hohe Tauern Mountains of East Tirol and an ideal base for hikes.

Between the Granatspitz and Grossglockner mountains
German Alpine Club, Mönchengladbach Division

Romantic pine forests, alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls and the glaciers of the Glockner and Granatspitz mountains. Even die-hard alpinists catch their breath at the beauty of the mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The Kalser Tauernhaus is also a source of great inspiration: the pleasantly furnished mountain refuge, which was opened by local mountain guides in 1931 as a place to stay for visitors keen to see the Grossglockner mountain, features beautiful wood-panelled dining rooms and comfortable sleeping quarters. It is also suitable for multi-day stays and residential courses. The Kalser Tauernhaus has been able to secure three coveted awards: the "Environmental Seal of Quality", "Family-Friendly Hu"t and "So schmecken die Berge" ("That’s what mountains taste like") culinary award, which guarantees the predominant use of local produce.

How to get to the Kalser Tauernhaus

From Kals in 2.5 hours, from Gasthof Taurerwirt in 1.5 hours. Details on hiking route, from Alpinzentrum Rudolfshütte in 3.5 hours, from Großdorf in 2 hours

Walks and hikes in the area

Dorfersee (1,935 metres), 1 hours, intermediate
Spinewitrol (2,483 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Adlerspitze (2,989 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult
Medelzkopf (2,761 metres), 4 hours, intermediate
Schwarzsee (2,602 metres), 3.5 hours, intermediate

Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails

Berghotel Rudolfshütte, 3.5 hours
Stüdlhütte, 5.5 hours
Sudetendeutsche Hütte, 4.5 hours

The Kalser Tauernhaus is the finishing point of Stage 7 and the starting point of Stage 8 of the Eagle Walk in East Tirol, a long-distance hiking trail crossing the region in 33 stages.

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Altitude

1755m

Mountain range

Glockner Mountains

Opening hours in summer

Early June until mid-October

Opening hours in winter

-

Dormitory/beds

12

Matress dormitory

16

Winter room

-

Winter room is kept unlocked


Facilities

  • Showers
  • Selbstversorgerhütte
  • Kreditkarte/EC-Karte wird akzeptiert
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Family friendly
  • Seminarraum

Suitable for


Coordinates

Geographic width

47.070833

Geographic length

12.623883

UTM (east)

5215751

UTM (north)

319.597

Reference Meridian

15°

Arrivaldate

How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Lana 9, 9981 Kals

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