FAQs

In the course of seventeen daily stages, hikers cover a distance of 270 kilometres from the starting point at the foot of the Krimml Waterfalls over the Schmittenhöhe high above Zell am See to Hüttschlag.

The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is more demanding in terms of fitness:

  • Ascents average 870 metres in altitude difference
  • Descents on average 823 metres in altitude
  • Average trail length 16.2 km
  • The walking times per stage range between 3:00 hours and 7:00 hours, please add breaks. For some stages it is possible to shorten the stage with a hiking taxi, public bus or mountain railway. Details can be found in the stage descriptions.

Tip: Always plan a rest day between the stages.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail.

The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail takes you along signposted mountain paths into high-altitude regions of up to 2,450 metres above sea level. For the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail you need alpine hiking experience, surefootedness and a head for heights.

Officially, the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail has a moderate degree of difficulty: The stages take you along moderately difficult mountain paths with a red dot.

The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is suitable for children from the age of 12 with an excellent level of fitness.

The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail follows marked hiking trails and is also signposted. The Hohe Tauern Trail logo can usually also be found on the existing hiking trail markings. The arrows always point towards Lake Zeller See. 

Find out more about the signposting here >>

The best time of the year for your long-distance hike along the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is from June to the end of September. In July and August, on the other hand, the high-altitude Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail (between 1,200 m and 2,450 m above sea level) is ideal for escaping the hot temperatures of the valley. 

Details on the current accessibility of the individual stages >>

You need alpine hiking equipment for the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail:

  • Day backpack, capacity: 25-30 litres, with waist belt and rain cover
  • Hiking boots - minimum category B
  • Weather-adapted and hard-wearing clothing in multiple layers. The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is mostly at altitudes between 1,300m and 2,450m - this should be taken into account when choosing your hiking equipment (especially your clothing).
  • Height-adjustable trekking poles
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Make sure take enough to eat and sufficiently large water bottles with you, as there are not refreshment stops and fountains on all stages (e.g. on stages 5 and 7).
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Mobile phone
  • Tour description or hiking map

Here you can find a list of accommodation along the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail. Booking your hike at the official Panorama Trail Info & Booking Centre Trail Angels includes accommodation in three categories, shuttle services, luggage transport, tour documents, trail hotline and optional services such as guides, travel insurance and special experience packages.

Booking Centre & Info Hotline:
Trail Angels GmbH
phone: +43 4782 93093
mail: info@bookyourtrail.com

Yes, of course! At the last stage, the Krimml Waterfalls, the fine spray mist of the waterfalls provides a pleasant refreshment.

Yes, a luggage shuttle service can be selected when you make your booking through the official Panorama Trail booking centre Trail Angels. This service takes your luggage (up to 20 kg) from one accommodation to the next.


Please note: The luggage service is not available for Panorama Alm, Bürglhütte (only for overnight stays at the lodge, not in the valley) and Pinzgauer Hütte. Here the luggage will be taken directly to the next accommodation. To the booking centre >>

The Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region is very well connected to the public transport network. There are many cross-regional trains to Zell am See. From Zell am See the hourly Pinzgauer Lokalbahn train stops at all towns and villages in the valley between Zell am See and Krimml. There are also buses. 

Details on how to get there >>

The Nationalpark SommerCard is an all-inclusive card and is issued by participating accommodation businesses on the first overnight stay. With the card you can visit one of the 60 attractions per day - including sights, museums and natural spectacles, leisure and sports facilities and mountain railways - free of charge.

The National Park Sommer Card also entitles you to free use of all public transport and the participating hiking taxis. In addition to a one-day admission to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road Adventure World, the National Park Sommer Card also includes a one-day ticket for the Gerlos Alpine Road.

More information about the Nationalpark SommerCard >>