Hiking and discovering

The high alpine landscape surrounding the Kölnbrein reservoir invites young and old on exciting discovery hikes.

Hiking in the Upper Tauern National Park is truly a treat. No matter whether it's an easy hike along the Kölnbrein reservoir, a nice day-long tour on one of the three thousand metre mountains in the National Park or a challenging tour to the Hochalmspitze, there is sure to be something for everyone. Depending on the season and the time of day, a variety of animals and plants can be admired and observed in the Upper Tauern mountains.

The parking lot near the Kölnbreinsperre dam is the ideal starting point for many hikes and mountain tours.

It's always worth stopping and standing still on the various hiking routes, in order to take a closer look or to listen carefully. Patience is often rewarded with wonderful discoveries.

We are situated right on the border of the Upper Tauern National Park. Explore Austria's largest National Park starting from our attractions.


Other useful information

More information about the Upper Tauern National Park

Interactive hiking map of the region

Outdoor offerings from Alpin Sport Koller

Offerings from the Maltatal Valley Vacation Region


Safe hiking
The hiking area counts as a high mountain region. For this reason it is essential that you observe the following points:

  • Use sturdy shoes.
  • Always take some food along on your hikes, and especially enough to drink.
  • Do not leave the marked hiking paths.
  • Observe the weather: in the high mountains, the weather can change very quickly.