Kals expects you at Mt. Grossglockner, the “King of the Eastern Alps” and with 3,798 m a.s.l. the highest peak of Austria.
Altitude: 1,325 m a.s.l.
The picturesque village of Kals (Slav.: mud, puddle) is characterised by a lively history. Already in Stone Age, the area was inhabited by hunters and gatherers. This is what findings on a rock near the hamlet of Burg, including several ibex pates aligned circularly round a fireplace, prove.
Kals am Grossglockner puts emphasis on customs and traditions: There are theatre performances on a regular basis, and the treasury of songs is kept alive by a number of associations. Moreover, the Local Museum Kals provides an interesting insight into the articles of daily use and traditional costumes of bygone times. Other destinations, such as the Daba Gorge and the restored Storeyed Mills along the Rio Kalser and the Rio Dorfer brooks, invite you to a pleasant walk.
Its position transforms Kals am Grossglockner into a Mecca for those who love the nature and the peaks: The Glockner Road takes you to the "Glocknerwinkel" area, which houses the High Tauern Info Point as well as the "Grossglocknerpanorama" exhibition. However, the towering mountains also characterise the offer in winter, namely in the Grossglockner Resort Kals-Matrei Ski Region and on the seven cross-country ski trails surrounding the village.