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Best of Heiligenblut am Grossglockner

Best of Heiligenblut am Grossglockner

Unforgettable holiday experiences in the realm of the Grossglockner

Most likely you’ve been looking forward to your holiday in Heiligenblut for some time: being close to nature, taking in the view of the Grossglockner, exploring some of the outdoor programmes and relaxing in one of our many welcoming Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. The best is no more than what you deserve – which is why we have selected the BEST OF HEILIGENBLUT, a list of highlights for you stay. It’s all laid out for you – all you have to do is take your pick!

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Magical Moments - More than Hiking

Make your holiday truly enchanting. The ‘Magical Moments’ hiking programme takes you on the region’s most beautiful routes – guided by our National Park Rangers, who are experts at promoting tangible experiences within the natural world.

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Alpe-Adria Trail: from the Glacier to the Sea

Starting out directly at the foot of Austria’s highest mountain, this award-winning long-distance trail leads all the way to the azure-blue coast of the Adriatic Sea. Hikers are able to experience some or all sections of the trail – journeying through breathtaking natural landscapes, meeting interesting new people, and making memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

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A World of Fun – Our Outdoor Activity Partners

Enjoy the full range of outdoor activities offered within our region. With our guided outdoor programmes, you have the choice between river rafting, canyoning, canoe trips, guided hiking or mountain tours, as well as the full National Park Adventure programme. 

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Hiking Taxi in the National Park Region

Easy, convenient and environmentally friendly: give your car a break and let the National Park Hiking Taxi take you to the region’s most remarkable hiking routes and day-trip destinations, as well as to any section of the Alpe-Adria Trail.
Taxi Fleißner: +43 664 3836 311 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Grossglockner - Austria’s highest mountain at 3798 m

Starting out from Heiligenblut, you can scale the Grossglockner – and quite literally stand at the top of Austria. A fantastic challenge that is by no means limited to expert-level climbers. With the support of a Heiligenblut mountain guide, any reasonably experienced mountaineer can make the unforgettable ascent to the gold-embellished summit cross.

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Heiligenblut Pilgrimage Church

It is one of Austria’s most widely-recognised scenes: the late-gothic architecture of Heiligenblut’s Saint Vincent parish church, set against the striking pyramid shape of the Grossglockner. The ancient pilgrimage church is well worth a visit, and continues to draw thousands of visitors each year.


Heiligenblut Adventure Park

The Heiligenblut Adventure Park offers a high rope course, climbing wall, playground and cafe. The range of activities has now been further expanded, with a recently opened fixed-rope-route in the adjacent Möllschlucht gorge.

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Grossglockner Cableways

Let us take you higher! With our cableways, you are able to travel almost to the top of the Schareck mountain in complete comfort – all while enjoying breathtaking views and soaking up the primeval energy of the Hohe Tauern. In winter, we take you into the heart of the multi-faceted Grossglockner/Heiligenblut skiing terrain. In the summer months, we can give you a head-start on the most amazing hiking routes – such as Geotrail Tauernfenster panoramic trail, which starts at the Schareck cableway station. Information boards show you the way as you follow an easy path to the summit, surrounded by fantastic views.  

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The Path of Legends

A perfect way to gain an understanding of the history, evolution, legends and characters that have shaped the village of Heiligenblut, situated at an altitude of 1300 m above the sea. For centuries, a diverse range of people, religious saints, alpinists, arch bishops and visionaries have left their mark on this alpine community. Read all about it as you follow the information boards along the Path of Legends.

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Grossglockner High-Alpine Road

Bend after bend, kilometre by kilometre, the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road takes you further into the breathtaking world of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is most famous for the stretch that connects Heiligenblut in  Carinthia with Fusch a.d. Glocknerstrasse, situated in the neighbouring district of Salzburg. A small detour to the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe near Heiligenblut gives you a chance to get right up close to the Pasterze Glacier.

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The Heiligenblut Goldmining Village

The gold rush represents an important era in the history of Heiligenblut. The unique alpine Goldmining Village, accurately reconstructed in the Fleiss Valley near Heiligenblut, offers you a chance to learn more about this exciting period – and to try your hand at gold-panning. You never know, you might get lucky!

Don’t miss out on these TOP 5 attractions – the Very Best of Heiligenblut:

  1. Grossglockner High-Alpine Road - bend by bend into the Hohe Tauern mountains
  2. Alpe-Adria Trail - from the ice of the glacier to the beaches of the Adriatic Sea
  3. Grossglockner - Austria’s highest mountain – a world out of this world, at 3798 metres above the sea
  4. Heiligenblut Pilgrimage Church - art, culture, and a whole lot of history
  5. Grossglockner Cableways - straight into the heart of the mountains – in both winter and summer

What are your special favourites?

If you have looked into the Best of Heiligenblut and found your own must-have experiences, perhaps it’s time to start planning your next holiday with us.

We will be delighted to assist you – simply contact us with any query, send us a non-binding holiday enquiry, or phone us on +43 4824 2700-20.

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