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Wild & Still Waters in Heiligenblut am Grossglockner

Wild & Still Waters in Heiligenblut am Grossglockner

“Water always finds its way. Follow it, and you will find yours.”

Water is a very special element, and plays an important part in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The forms it takes are manifold: as rain from the skies it is life-giving, but not always welcome; in the winter, it transforms as it dances from the heavens, and covers our region in a blanket of white snow. Yet it also plunges down the mountainsides, untamed and wild, rushes through the gorges and ravines, and lays itself across the peaks of our highest mountains as eternal ice. 

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Water is life

Wild and untamed, still and serene: the element of water will accompany your holiday in Heiligenblut in many shapes and forms. On hiking trips to the wild waters of the Hohe Tauern, you enter an exhilarating world of adventure, where you can feel energised by the power of rivers, waterfalls and gorges. If you go swimming, sunbathe near the water or practice your fly-fishing, it becomes a calming source of relaxation. In winter, it changes its physical shape altogether: as snow and ice, it gives rise to a host of winter sports activities.

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Wild Waters in the Hohe Tauern National Park

Water represents the greatest treasure of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is an incredible force – capable of shaping, moving, altering and even splitting rocks. We instinctively feel this power whenever we are near a natural source of water. The Hohe Tauern National Park offers fantastic hiking routes to the perfect places for experiencing this fundamental element.

Our TOP 10 Hiking Tours to Wild Waters

  1. Gletscherweg Pasterze trail - 10.9 km, altitude difference 922 m; duration 6 h – MEDIUM
  2. Circular trail from Sattelalm to Leiterfall - 9.2 km, altitude difference 1100 m, duration 5 h –  MEDIUM
  3. From the Gössnitz Waterfall to the Langtal Lakes - 24.6 km, altitude difference 1400 m, duration 8 h - ADVANCED
  4. Möllschlucht Klettersteig (fixed-rope route through the ‘Möllschlucht’ Gorge – 0.7 km, altitude difference 60 m, duration 1 h 15 min - MEDIUM
  5. Jungfernsprung circular trail - 0.3 km, altitude difference 60 m, duration 45 min - EASY
  6. Adolf-Nossberger Cabin (Graden Valley) - 11 km, altitude difference 950 m, duration 6 h 30 min - MEDIUM
  7. Tauern Gold Trail (‘Grosses Zirknitztal’ Valley) - 8.8 km, altitude difference: 700 m, duration 4 h 30 min - MEDIUM
  8. Gartl Waterfall - 2.5 km, altitude difference 100 m, duration 45 min - EASY
  9. Wangennitzsee plateau of lakes – 15.8 km, altitude difference 1350 m, duration 7 h 30 min - MEDIUM
  10. Astner Moos Circular Trail - 3 km, altitude difference 100 m, duration 45 min - EASY

What’s your greatest Wild Waters highlight?

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Fun and Relaxation

Not all waters in the Heiligenblut region are ‘wild’: there are just as many opportunities to experience the calming  effects water can have on both body and mind. Fly fishing is a beautifully serene activity you can pursue in many of the region’s quieter waters. If you feel like swimming, the Natural Pool in Grosskirchheim offers a variety of sections and depths, along with a sunbathing lawn and on-site cafe. During the winter months, Wellness & Spa sessions will keep you pampered – followed by some deep relaxation in the sauna or on a sunbed at the Heiligenblut Indoor Pool. Opening Times: 25th June to 19th September 2021, Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 19:00, Friday till 21:00, closed on Monday; Contact: +43 4824 2001-24

If you feel drawn to experiencing the wild and still waters in our Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Region, find out now about the best offers and packages, and treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday in Heiligenblut.

For information on any aspect of your holiday, don’t hesitate to contact us, send us a no-obligation holiday enquiry, or phone us on +43 4824 2700-20.

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