At eye level with Austria's highest mountains

Logo Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

Europe's largest waterfalls, ancient glaciers and legendary trade routes. Golden eagles, chamois and a unique source of emeralds. Austria's mighiest mountains, picturesque villages and an internationally recognised wilderness area: in the Hohe Tauern National Park, nature plays all the parts, one superlative follows the next... 

A long-distance hiking experience in a class of its own!

Hike high above the valley on gentle mountain ridges and let the overwhelming views take your breath away. The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail makes it all possible. The views from the Kitzbühel Alps over Pinzgau to the glaciated mountain giants of the Hohe Tauern National Park are legendary: "Dozens of three thousand metre peaks from the Grossvenediger to the Kitzsteinhorn to the Grossglockner rise like a string of pearls into the deep blue sky."


  • Hiking with stunning panoramic views between 1,500 and 2,400 metres above sea level
  • Breathtaking views of Austria's highest mountains
  • Impressive start: Krimml Waterfalls
  • Tranquil destination: Mountaineering village Hüttschlag
  • Stop off in cosy alpine huts
  • Accommodations on the mountain and in the valley
  • Interesting exhibitions and attractive excursion destinations at every stage of the route
  • Booking via Trail Angels (luggage transport possible) 

From the Krimml Waterfalls to Hüttschlag

Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail - Stage 09 | © Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Gerald Demolsky

From the scenic starting point at the foot of the thundering Krimml Waterfalls, the trail leads across the azure-blue Lake Zell to the tranquil mountaineering village Hüttschlag

In between, the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail will enchant you with 17 daily stages of intense hiking pleasure and unforgettable views: While the first 12 stages take you to the top of the Kitzbühel Alps or the Salzburg Slate Alps, the remaining stages take you to the heart of the Hohe Tauern at the foot of the 3,000 metres peaks. 

Entire trail

The 17 stages