Kals am Großglockner

At the foot of Austria's highest mountain

Uniquely nestled amidst the overwhelming mountain panorama of the 3000 m peaks of the Schober-, Glockner- and Granatspitz Groups, lies the sun-blessed village of Kals am Grossglockner (1,325 metres). In addition to the extraordinary nature and pristineness which Osttirol has to offer in all its regions, customs and peasant culture are practised in Kals by the locals and experienced by guests.


Here at the foot of Austria's highest mountain, Grossglockner, the residents offer both Tirolean hospitality and gemütlichkeit. In Kals tradition meets modernity, giving rise to an exciting townscape with colourful farmhouses and architectural novelties.

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Summer in Kals

All through the year, the Hohe Tauern National Park shows its best side in and around Kals, its beauty and diversity seemingly endless. During the summer months, the idyllically located community comes up trumps with the fact that Kals has traditionally been the home of many mountain and hiking fans, and is thus also often called a hiking and mountaineering paradise. Rightly so, as is clearly shown by 250 km of hiking trails and footpaths in the valley area and the secondary valleys. Countless hiking and climbing routes are scattered around Kals with the Dorfertal valley, Teischitztal valley, Ködnitztal valley and Lesach valley. Ködnitz Valley in particular knows how to impress with its unique views of the king of mountains, Grossglockner, all year round.


Along the trails, the numerous huts and lodges amidst Hohe Tauern National Park provide locals and guests with hearty fare and refreshing drinks. The Kalser cable cars (up to 2,400 m) or the Glocknerstrasse Road (up to 2,000 m) provide convenient access to the starting points for easy to challenging high-altitude hikes or alpine summit ascents. You can choose to have local mountain guides accompany you, who thanks to their thorough training and long experience in alpine terrain guarantee unforgettable mountain adventures all through the year. Since the opening of the Bikepark Grossglockner Resort, new trails combined with culinary highlights and the special mountain backdrop also delight the mountainbiking scene.


Kals am Großglockner in winter

When winter sets in, the hiking paradise at the foot of Grossglockner is transformed into a veritable winter wonderland. Kals has direct access to the Grossglockner Resort Kals/Matrei – with 41.6 kilometres of optimally groomed slopes the largest ski area in Osttirol. Whether you're out and about at more than 2,400 m with one of the modern chair lifts, heading down into the valley on skis along a valley run or enjoying a cosy break in the unique Adlerlounge – here stress-free and enjoyable skiing holidays are the order of the day.


In addition to many kilometres of slope, Kals boasts countless ski touring options for all skill levels as well as cross-country ski trails with reliable snow conditions. Special impressions of the landscape and fauna around Kals can be had on a wild and romantic snowshoe hike together with national park rangers. One thing is certain: Here at the foot of the King of mountains, winter shows off its very best side.

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On Sunday the weather will improve with us! Thicker clouds are only expected in the morning where a few last snow flakes may fall. Later on, it will brighten up and stay dry.


On Monday, the airflow will swing to the southwest once again and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year. During the next few days, our weather will remain changeable.

Kals am Großglockner
forecast for Monday, 04.12.2023


fair weather: 80%
frost line: 0m


fair weather: 50%
frost line: 1300m
forecast for Tuesday, 05.12.2023
fair weather: 10%
frost line: 700m
forecast for Wednesday, 06.12.2023
fair weather: 40%
frost line: 800m
Kals am Großglockner

Am Fuß des höchsten Bergs Österreich verzaubert Kals mit Gastfreundlichkeit und Gemütlichkeit. Traditionelle Bauweisen wechseln sich mit architektonischen Neubauten ab, was zu einem faszinierenden Ortsbild führt. Ob zum Langlaufen, Wandern oder Radfahren – in Kals urlauben Touristen und Einheimische gleichermaßen gerne.

Contact and inquiries

Tourist information Kals
Ködnitz 7
9981 Kals am Großglockner
F. +43 50 212 540 2

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