Hike to the Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss

In the National Park community Matrei in East Tyrol, you'll find Gschlößtal valley, often named the "most beautiful valley head" in the Eastern Alps - with views of the glacier world around Grossvenediger mountain.

The most important at a glance

8.5 km
altitude meters uphill
184 m
altitude meters downhill
184 m
walking time uphill
1:30 h
walking time downhill
1 h
total walking time
2:30 h
highest point
1690 m
Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel:

Matreier Tauernhaus

Abstell möglichkeit:

Parkplatz Matreier Tauernhaus

starting point:
Matreier Tauernhaus
destination point:
Venedigerhaus Innergschlöß
best season:
route typ:
family tour buggy-friendly tour


Bus stop
Matrei i. O. Tauernhaus
Car park
Car park Matreier Tauernhaus

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The hike begins at Matreier Tauernhaus (1,511 m, parking) and leads along a driveway, first slightly uphill past the Wohlgemut alpine pastures up to the alpine pastures Außergschlöß Mountain Lodge (1,680 m). From there, impressive views into the glacier world of the Venediger Group (3,667 m) open up already. The forces of the glacier once shaped this landscape and here in the Hohe Tauern they are still at work. From Außergschlöß Mountain Lodge, the hike leads along the wild Gschlößbach River without climbing too much in direction of Venedigerhaus Lodge (1,689 m). On the way to the Venedigerhaus in Innergschlöß village, you'll find the so-called rock chapel. It dates back to the year 1688 – back then occupiers of mountain pastures built a Lady chapel, which was destroyed by avalanches twice in a row. Finally in 1870, a natural rock cave was expanded into today's rock chapel. All along the way, the direct view into the world of the glaciers never fails to impress. From the Venedigerhaus you can walk along the river all the way to the valley floor without any climbs.


The hike from Matreier Tauernhaus alpine inn to the Venedigerhaus can also be easily negotiated with a pram along the alpine trail.




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