“European Village” Grossarl (elev. 920 m) is the main town in the ca. 30 km-long Grossarltal valley, and boasts around 3700 permanent residents. The town center is located approximately in the center of the valley, making it an ideal starting point for many beautiful hikes to the numerous surrounding huts, which has earned the valley its nickname as “The Valley of Mountain Huts”.
The highest point is the Frauenkogel at 2,424 meters, which dominates the southern skyline like a pyramid. You will be left wishing for nothing when it comes to the other recreational opportunities, too, including a new recreation center that features:
- adventure pool
- mini-golf course
- beach-volleyball court
- tennis courts
- soccer pitch
- and a giant adventure playground, “Rucki Zucki’s Gaudi-Alm”
Climbing, fishing, Nordic walking, wellness and much more are also to be found on their extensive activity program. Offering inexpensive fares, the hiking taxis carry guests out to the most popular trail heads.
Hiking and touring tips, descriptions of all 40 huts in the valley, as well as an interactive hiking map can be found under “Grossarltal” as well by visiting touren.grossarltal.info direct.
Accommodations for Every Taste
Your lodging opportunities range from a luxury 4-star wellness hotel to affordable inns and guest houses, along with cozy farms, holiday apartments and B&Bs, offering a grand total of around 4600 guest beds for every taste and holiday budget.
Grossarl is famous, not only for its unique hiking opportunities in summer, but also its great winter sports. Here you will find lifts for the Grossarltal-Dorfgastein ski area, winner of the European Ski Area Test 2005 for best snowmaking, dining opportunities in the ski area, and best-groomed pistes.