Innergschlöss glacier trail in East Tyrol


The starting point of the hike is the Matreier Tauernhaus in East Tyrol. There are plenty of paid parking spaces available here. From 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, a cab runs every half hour to the Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss (EUR 5 per person). Of course, you can also walk the route (approx. 1 hour) and stop by the famous rock chapel.

From the Venedigerhaus, continue straight on towards the end of the valley until you cross the Gschlössbach stream on the left over a bridge. From here, the glacier trail starts quite steeply with many stone and wooden steps and you quickly gain height. You soon walk past the beautiful Schlatenbach waterfall. The imposing Großvenediger (3,662 m) is always in view. The second highlight is the crystal-clear Salzbodensee lake at 2,138m. After another 15 minutes, you reach the famous "Eye of God", a pond with a small island covered in cotton grass. A wonderful place of power in the Innergschlöss.

After a short break, you then hike downhill a little to the area in front of the glacier. Here you cross another bridge and reach the red rocks polished smooth by the glacier ice. From here, the rocks are well marked and you follow the markings to the "Prager Hüttenweg" junction. You could hike to the Old and New Prager Hütte on the left and return to Innergschlöss on the right. The path winds its way down to the valley floor and back to the Venedigerhaus.

You should really take enough time for the tour as there are so many beautiful photo spots and benches to linger on. It is not for nothing that the Innergschlöss is called the most beautiful valley in the Alps.

Elevation gain: 591 m (from the Venedigerhaus)
Walking time: 3.5 - 4 hours for the whole tour


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