Rest stopsGasthof Poserhöhe
Harbachalm, 1.612 m
Tips and hintshttps://www.nationalpark.at/en/
Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Gerlosstraße 18 5730 Mittersill, Austria
Phone +43 6562 40939
Booking center & info hotline Trail Angels GmbH 9821 Obervellach 15, Austria
Phone +43 4782 93093
Getting thereComing from the north (via Munich), take the A8 autobahn heading south. After crossing the border into Austria, continue on the A10 autobahn as far as the Pongau interchange (Bischofshofen). Now take the B311 highway to Lend. Here you will find the turn-off for Gastein Valley (B167).
Coming from the west (via Innsbruck), drive on the Inntal Autobahn (A12) in the direction of Wörgl. At the exit marked "Wörgl Ost", leave the autobahn and take highway B178 towards St. Johann in Tirol. From there, continue on highway B164 towards Fieberbrunn. When you come to Saalfelden, change to the B311. In Lend, make a right into Gastein Valley.
If you are arriving from the south (via Klagenfurt, Villach, Slovenia, Italy), take the Tauern Autobahn (A10) as far as Spittal an der Drau. Now you will continue on highways B100 and B106 as far as Obervellach. Here, the B105 will bring you to Mallnitz, where you will be able to take advantage of motorail service operated by Austrian Railways.
ParkingStart of stage: Parking Area: The APCOA car park "Am Wasserfall" in Bad Gastein.
End of stage: Immediately before Hüttschlag you pass through a short tunnel. Directly after the tunnel, the road branches off to the right up to the centre of the village. There - right next to a small chapel - are several parking spaces that can be used by long-distance hikers for several days.
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EquipmentAlpine hiking equipment is required for the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail:
- Day backpack, capacity: 20 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
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints