In Kals am Großglockner at the foot of the highest mountain of Austria tradition plays a big role
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Altitude: 1,325 metres a.s.l.
Kals am Großglockner is embedded in the wonderful mountain panorama of the Hohe Tauern National Park and lies at the foot of the highest mountain of Austria, the Großglockner (3.800). The municipality comprises the localities of Arnig, Burg, Glor-Berg, Großdorf, Ködnitz, Lana, Lesach, Oberpeischlach, Staniska, Unterburg and Unterpeischlach.
With more than 250 km of well signposted hiking trails and its species-rich flora and fauna, the Hohe Tauern National Park is a true paradise for everybody who loves exploring nature by foot. No matter if you prefer rather comfortable hiking trails or more challenging tours to the many glacial peaks which reach more than 3000 metres, the Hohe Tauern National Park offers many possibilities for everybody. Of course, to climb the highest mountain of Austria, Mount Großglockner, is the biggest dream of every passionate alpinist.
The Großglockner High Alpine Road, the most famous of all alpine roads, is very popular with motor cyclists, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain panorama. Moreover, Kals and its surroundings offer many other sports activities, like horse riding, tennis, Nordic Walking or jogging.
Kals am Grossglockner and its citizen put a big emphasis on customs and traditions and give their guests the possibility to take part at different cultural events and festivals. Moreover, you can visit the local museum in the primary school of the village or its parish church, as well as various chapels and monuments.
We also recommend you to visit the “Glocknerfriedhof”, a copper plate near the parish church containing the names of the alpinists who died at Mount Großglockner, as well as the last six preserved and restored mills that still grind corn!