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Gamsgrube Trail

Hiking trail · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
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From Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe to the waterfall called Wasserfallwinkel!
Distance 3.5 km
1:21 h
307 m
65 m
2,619 m
2,366 m
Start the enjoyable walking tour along the Gamsgrube Trail at the large entrance (Visitors’ Centre) of the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe overlook before delving into the ‘Treasure Tunnel’ and its world of myths and legends.

You will learn of mining, gold, quartz and water, and hear the Myth of the Pasterze Glacier along the way. After the sixth tunnel, step out into the open, before continuing on the informative nature trail. National Park information boards help to expand our knowledge along the way, always revealing something surprising.

The experience opens up an incredible world of adventure and freedom, during which you are kindly asked to stay on the trail (caution: Alpine footpath, use at own risk). The Wasserfallwinkel lookout spot is hailed as Austria’s ‘most beautiful snack stop’.

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Thomas Wiedner 
Update: April 03, 2020
Highest point
2,619 m
Lowest point
2,366 m


47.074945, 12.751589
47°04'29.8"N 12°45'05.7"E
33T 329305 5215945


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47.074945, 12.751589
47°04'29.8"N 12°45'05.7"E
33T 329305 5215945
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking guide book in German:

Rother Wanderbuch, Walter Mair Großglockner Hochalpenstraße - Die schönsten Wanderungen und Bergtouren - 65 Touren

232 pages with 211 photos, 60 altitude profiles and tour descriptions scale 1:50.000 and 1:75.000 as well as two overview maps scale 1:200.000 and 1:500.000

format 12,5 x 20 cm, paperback

ISBN 978-3-7633-3182-6

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Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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3.5 km
1:21 h
307 m
65 m
Highest point
2,619 m
Lowest point
2,366 m


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