The Kalser Tauernhaus (1,755 metres above sea level) is a popular mountain refuge hut in the Hohen Tauern, Osttirol and the ideal base for tours to the Glockner and Granatspitz Group Mountains.
Between the Granatspitz Mountain Range and Mount Grossglockner
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Mönchengladbach
Stage of the Eagle Walk
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 home, which was opened by the Kalser Mountain Guides in 1931 as a mountain refuge hut for Grossglockner tourists, features beautiful wood panelled dining rooms and comfortable sleeping quarters. It is also wholly suitable for multi-day stays and residential courses. Kalser Tauernhaus has been able to secure three coveted awards: the „Environmental Seal of Quality", „Family Friendly Hut" and „So schmecken die Berge" (That’s what mountains taste like) culinary award, which guarantees the predominant use of local produce.
Well known surrounding mountains: Kalser Tauern, Spinnevitrolkopf, Aderspitze, Medelzkopf.
Ascent to Kalser Tauernhaus
From Gasthof Taurerwirt in Kals at Großglockner (bus stop at the last car park) through the picturesque Dabaklamm Gorge and the Dorfertal Valley (ca. 1.5 hours). Luggage transfer possible after consultation with the hut proprietor and taxi transport is available in Dorfertal. Alternative ascent from Restaurant Moar-Alm, which is accessible by car along a mountain road from Kals-Taurer. From there via a „staircase“ descent (steady footing is necessary) to Dorfertal and the hut (1.5 hours).