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Hiking along the adventure path Gamsgrube

Not a normal path, but an adventure hike right at the Pasterze-glacier

... all right in the middle of the Hohe Tauern national park. It starts at the Franz Josef Höhe, one of the most impressive stops along the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße. The Gamsgrubenweg takes the visitors into the fascinating nature right next to the highest peaks of Austria. Adventure, knowledge, healthy workout - and all of it with those stunning views.

The way to the Gamsgrube

Those of you, who park their car and walks along the way towards the Gamsgrube will realize immediately - this is not an everyday hike. A bread, perfectly shaped, easy to walk on path right in the middle of the rocks next to the Großglockner. The path starts right next to the Franz Josef Höhe and takes hikers into the protective area of the Gamsgrube. Who wants to keep on hiking, can follow the path toward the Wasserfallwinkel.

At the beginning of the path there ar a couple of amazing tunnel systems, which were constructed into the rocks of the Hohe Tauern national park. In these tunnels you can find exhibitions wit good information about the Großglockner aso.. In the protective area Gamsgrube you can look at some protected species of fauna and flora. At the Wasserfallwinkel, the path ends - the way back takes visitors along the same way.

Hiking Tour Fact-Box

Best hiking time:
SUMMER - during the opening time of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße.
Vertical uphill:
approx. 300 meters
Vertical downhill:
approx. 300 meters
approx. 2 - 2 1/2 h
Technical uphill:
No difficulties, the path is perfectly shaped and constructed.
Endurance & shape:
Easy hike - but do not underestimate the high altitude.
Exposed spots:
Technical downhill:
No difficulties, the path is perfectly shaped and constructed.
100 percent. The view to the Großglockner and the glaciers is amazing.
GPS Position:
No details
Exposition up- and downhill:
Parking, drinking & eating:
Parking at the Franz Josef Höhe, refreshments there and later on in the Lampenhäusl.
Mountain rescue Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße

Do not forget on your hike

  • Weather protection clothing
  • small first aid kit
  • Warm and long layers
  • In case of bad weather conditions, gloves and hood, duke
  • Sun glasses, head gear
  • Sun protection for the skin
  • Enough food and drinks
  • Information on weather forecast and weather development
  • Card material and tour information
  • Mobile, camera, binoculars
  • Telephone- and emergency numbers
    (Hotels, mountain rescue aso.)
  • Tell the front desk in the hotel, which tour you are planning!

TIPP from the Lampenhäusl

After reading this, you will find out by yourself. The Großglockner and the Hochalpenstraße offer much more than just drive up there and look down. There is much to see and check out along the way up to the Franz Josef Höhe, many stops and interesting facts about the road, the mountains, fauna & flora. A couple of hikes can take you close to the high mountains. Exhibitions along the way invite you to stop and check them out.

In summer the entire area along the Hochalpenstraße is a great place for a visit. In the mountains the temperatures are pleasant and you can find great collection of hikes and trips. Come  in the Hotel Lampenhäusl - we look forward to help you and give some advice on trips and hikes.

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