Glocknerrunde circuit

Around the Großglockner in 7 days

In 7 stages from Kaprun to Kals by the Grossglockner and via the Glocknerhaus and Fusch back to Kaprun. The first and last night (arrival & departure) are spent in Bruck by the Glockner Road. The tour mainly spans high alpine terrain but can be negotiated by anyone with some alpine experience and corresponding fitness and equipment, as there are no glaciers or roping sections along the circuit. A head for heights and surefootedness are necessary. You can also choose a shorter option taking 4-6 days.


  • 8 nights in lodges and inns (some with camp beds) with half board and packed lunch.
  • 1 x ascent to the Mooserboden high alpine reservoir in Kaprun
  • All-in price per person € 419.00
  • Date: 1 July – 15 September 2019
  • Arriving by train possible

Located in the heart of the 1,856 sq.km Hohe Tauern National Park which contrasts impressive, glacier-covered high alpine scenery with an alpine farming landscape carefully cultivated for centuries, the Glockner Circuit offers a unique nature and walking experience.

Here you'll get a good stretch closer to heaven

Each day’s stage of the Grossglockner Circuit takes you along existing paths and mountain trails. When designing the trekking route, care was taken to ensure that no glaciers had to be crossed or rock sections negotiated with ropes. Nevertheless, the Glockner Circuit does take you right into high alpine country with corresponding risks and hazards! In addition to good equipment and a close eye on the weather situation, alpine experience, fitness and surefootedness are basic requirements for completing the circuit safely while also enjoying it. For each day’s stage, you will need to be able to cope with altitude differences totalling up to 3,000 m (ascents anddescents) and a total walking time (not counting breaks!) of up to 8 hours. Alternative suggestions to the long, demanding stages will be suggested; these offer simpler and sometimes shorter options.

It is imperative that less experienced mountain hikers are accompanied by a guide while completing the GlocknerCircuit. Even deep into summer (July!), crossing the hard-packed remains of old snowfields, particularly those located in deeply eroded gullies, presents a significant danger. Crampons or instep crampons are indispensable at this time of the year!

At the end of each day’s walk, mountain shelters or alpine inns beckon to rest, eat and get a good night’s sleep. Alpine huts are equipped and operated only with the basic essentials because of the difficulties in bringing in supplies and disposing of waste, the altitude, the extreme climate and the often long ascents! After any stage of the walk, you have the opportunity to leave the Glockner Circuit and walk down to the National Park villages of Kaprun, Uttendorf, Kals, Heiligenblut or Fusch to spend the night in a guesthouse, inn or hotel.

As a special service, you can book the Glockner Circuit either through the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region (Salzburg) or through the Hohe Tauern National Park Region(Carinthia). If you wish to complete the Glockner Circuit with a dog, it is essential to indicate this when making a reservation for the mountain huts and inns. The Glockner Circuit can only be completed while the mountain huts are open during the summer months.

Walking around the majestic Grossglockner not only links the three states of Carinthia, Salzburg, and Tirol, it also represents the mutual cause of protecting the unique natural environment in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The Austrian Alpine Association, German Alpine Club and Hohe Tauern National Park wish you unforgettable and safe days exploring the nature and mountains when walking around the Grossglockner!

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