Tradition and hospitality
A rural area of great natural charm, embedded in the majestic mountains of the Großglockner massif, a great paradise for families amid Kalsertal valley. Kals am Großglockner nestles in the foothills of Austria's highest mountain. The surroundings offer unlimited walking, hiking and mountaineering for young and old. This pristine Alpine region is famous for its century-old, deeply rooted crafts and arts tradition passed on from one generation to the next. The secluded little mountain village in Osttirol stands for genuine hospitality and a heartfelt atmosphere. Memorable holidays in close touch with nature and the locals.
Hiking in the foothills of Großglockner
Be it a leisurely stroll across meadows and fields, a panoramic walking tour above the timberline or a challenging peak conquest – lovely Kalsertal valley is a hiking paradise for all ages, with countless quaint mountain huts spread all over the Alpine area. The 250 kilometer hiking network stretches to the scenic Hohe Tauern National Park, giving an insight into the region's varied fauna and flora. Among the hiking highlights not to be missed are Ködnitzal valley, Böses Weibele peak or Dorfersee Alpine lake where you discover old farmhouses, churches, chapels, mills and water wheels. The Schobergruppe mountain range attracts climbers and alpinists to Kals, boasting 53 mountain peaks above three thousand meters altitude in the southern Hohe Tauern region. Besides climbing and Alpine hiking, mountain bike aficionados will find everything they could possibly desire in Kals and its splendid surroundings. Culture vultures head for the six ancient and recently renovated mills in Kalsertal valley. A highlight in the event calendar is the yearly Mill Festival in Steindorf.
Pleasant winter vacation in Steindorf
The Großglockner resort Kals/Matrei is a true insider tip for skiers thanks to its beautiful and uncrowded ski slopes. Winter and snow fans can choose from 37 marvelous slope kilometers with plenty of snow until late April. What's more, Kals am Großglockner also has some 25 kilometers of perfectly groomed cross-country skiing trails without major changes in altitude, leading right across picture-book winter landscapes.