World of Glaciers

In the mighty Venediger Group you can experience the world of glaciers along the Innergschlöss Glacier Education Path

The Glacier Education Path in the High Tauern National Park starts in Innergschlöss near Matrei in Osttirol, one of the most beautiful alpine valley heads. From the Matreier Tauernhaus tavern at 1,511 m a.s.l., Innergschlöss is accessible within a 1.5-hour walk. The path proceeds past the rock-hewn chapel known as Felsenkapelle. Alternatively you can use the shuttle service to come there.

The Glacier Education Path (Gletscherlehrweg Innergschlöss) leads you from Innergschlöss in 4 hours - by overcoming 500 metres in altitude - and past 24 observation points across the impressive Venediger Group with its glaciers, which formed this natural landscape. The nature is unique and spectacular: The lammergeier can be watched from close up.

One highlight along the path is the deep blue Lake Salzboden at 2,137 m a.s.l. and another small mountain lake with cotton grass, called "Eye of God". Also impressive is the end of the path, the forefield of the Schlaten Glacier, where you can experience the power of nature from close up. In summer, guided tours with the national park rangers are on offer.

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Opening times

  • Tue 25 Jun closed
  • Wed 26 Jun closed
  • Thu 27 Jun closed
  • Fri 28 Jun closed
  • Sat 29 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 30 Jun 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 01 Jul 09:00 - 17:00

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Summer 2024 (29/06/2024 - 01/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 17:00


Glacier Education Path freely accessible

Gschlöss Panorama Train - round-trip:
€ 12.00 adults
€ 12.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 6.00 children (up to 12 years)

Gschlöss Panorama Train - one-way:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 6.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 3.00 children (up to 12 years)

More information

The Gschlöss Panorama Train operates during the summer months every day from 9 am to 4 pm at every full hour between the Matreier Tauernhaus and Innergschlöss (phone: +43 664 9319 512 or Reservation needed for groups of 20 and more persons.

Der Glacier Education Path is accessible every year from the end of June to early September: The opening depends on the weather conditions, short-term changes or closures are possible.

Season start 2024 at the end of June, winter closure from early September to the end of June.

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