The Glocknergruppe forms the central part of the Hohe Tauern. The Grossglockner is Austria's highest mountain, 3,797 m. It is beautifully situated in one of Austria's wildest areas. This, of course, attracts many tourists, not only hikers and climbers, but also many day-trippers who pass through the Hochalpenstrasse. You've been warned.

The Grossglockner itself is not exactly a walkers mountain. For those who are fairly trained in ice and rock, it is still a challenging summit. If you do choose to go up, and reconciles oneself to line up under the summit, it would be just as nice to start in Heiligenblut. This is where, more than 200 years ago, the first successful climbers gathered.

The area, allthough it is not particularly large, lends itself to a fine trek. The most obvious route would be to start in Kaprun, walk south, and combine both the Glocknergruppe and Schobergruppe into a hut-hopping tour lasting for a week. This tough walk can be made without any dangerous glacier crossings.


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  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern contains route descriptions for 4 multi-day treks in the Reichen, Venediger and Gross Glockner mountain groups. It also contains an outline for a 10-day traverse of the whole region. The Hohe Tauern National Park is an ideal introduction to Alpine trekking, and home to some of the best mountain huts in the Alps. Read more
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  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Glocknergruppe - Nationalpark Hohe Tauern WK 39
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen.Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt.Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos informiert... Read more
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  • Glocknergruppe (HIKING EDITION)
  • Glocknergruppe, map no. 40 - hiking edition, in a series of walking maps and ski produced by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs in co-operation with their survey organisations. Contour interval is 20 metres. An overprint highlights hiking paths, indicating sections with fixed climbing ropes, campsites and various kinds of mountain huts and... Read more
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  • Alpenvereinskarte 40 Glocknergruppe | OAV |
  • De beste en meest gedetailleerde kaarten van met name de Oostenrijkse alpen: wandelroutes zijn naar zwaarte onderscheidend gemarkeerd, gletsjeroverschrijdingen staan aangegeven en de verschillende soorten hutten ingetekend. Met als ondergrond de topografische kaarten bieden ze een schat aan informatie voor elke beginnende en gevorderde... Read more
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