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Hiking holiday in the National Park Hotel Klockerhaus

The Hohe Tauern holiday region is a popular destination for nature lovers, hikers and mountaineers. The area surrounding our hotel in Krimml impresses with imposing glaciers, wild mountain streams, powerful waterfalls, refreshing mountain lakes and tarns, blooming meadows, green fields and alpine woods. What hikers and mountain climbers love about their holidays in the Pinzgau, is the highly developed network of trails and hiking paths, the well-signposted tours and the numerous busy alpine chalets.

It is the unique diversity of nature that makes a hiking holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park so special. When hiking from the valley up to the highest peaks, you cross every climate zone that can be found between Central Europe and the Arctic Zone.

Our National Park Hotel in Krimml is a great home base for thrilling hikes and mountain tours through the Zillertal and Kitzbühel Alps as well as the Venediger Group. In order to get you in the right mood for a hiking holiday in the Hohe Tauern region, we have summed up the most popular tours near the Klockerhaus.

The Krimml Waterfalls and the Krimml Achental Valley

A hike along the Krimml Waterfalls up to the highest waterfall is a must for every holiday in Krimml. Afterwards, you walk through the picturesque Krimml Achental Valley, passing busy alpine chalets and pastures, until you reach the Krimml Tauernhaus, the oldest “mountain restaurant” in the Upper Pinzgau. It is also possible to take the National Park Taxi to the Krimml Tauernhaus or even to the end of the valley.

Holiday & hiking in the Zillertal Arena

The Zillertal Arena: a vibrant skiing area in winter, a quiet paradise for hiking amidst a beautiful natural landscape in summer. There are two special highlights for your summer leave in the Zillertal Arena: the romantic Wildgerlostal Valley with its lakes and the Jodelwanderweg Königsleiten (Königsleiten Yodel Hiking Trail), an easy hiking trail where you can learn how to do traditional Austrian yodelling.

Start your hike in the Klockerhaus

Two gorgeous hiking trails start in the village centre of Krimml: the Tauernweg and the Panoramaweg. The Panoramaweg trail leads from the Klockerhaus to the Gasthof Burgeck, then to the Gasthof Falkenstein and back to Krimml via the Tauernradweg (Tauern Cycle Path). It takes you about 3.5 hours to walk. Also the hiking trail to the Seekarsee lake (about 4 hours) is highly recommendable.

Hiking in the Wildkogel Arena

The family-friendly ski resort Wildkogel Area is literally blossoming in summer. With its unique emerald deposit in the Habachtal Valley, the glacier landscape in the Ober- and Untersulzbachtal Valley as well as the highest mountain of Salzburg, the Großvenediger (3,666 m), the region has a lot to offer. Families who love to hike will be enthusiastic about many interesting themed hiking paths. As you can take the cable car to get up the mountain, the Wildkogel is perfect for families and slow-paced hikers. Directly next to the top station you will find the Adventure Arena Kogel Mogel, an exciting wooden playground with many different elements.

For alpinists: The Venediger Tour

With a height of 3,666 metres the Großvenediger is not the highest summit of the Hohe Tauern mountain range (that is the Großglockner with 3,798 m), but it is the highest mountain in the province of Salzburg. Ambitious mountaineers definitely have to include this giant on their summer holiday in the Pinzgau. Nevertheless, we recommend taking an experienced mountain guide for your mountaineering trip (ask for example in the Mountain Guide Office Neukirchen).

On the way with the National Park Rangers

The National Park Rangers are always on their way through the entire Hohe Tauern National Park in order to take care of the flora and fauna. In every valley there is a little “information hut”, where you will get to know the current whereabouts of the Rangers. Then you can drop by, watch the Rangers work and learn a lot about the nature in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

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