What the heck is
flying there?

Raurisertal Krumltal Bartgeier | © NPHT - Fotograf Markus Leitner

What the heck is
flying there?

The Krumltal in Rauris is a true natural paradise. Known as the "Valley of the Vultures", it offers impressive landscapes, crystal-clear streams and a rich wildlife. Ideal for hiking and nature observation, the Krumltal invites you to unforgettable adventures in untouched nature. Discover the beauty of the Krumltal and experience the Hohe Tauern National Park up close!

Guided hikes

In the Rauriser Krumltal, also affectionately known as the Valley of the Vultures, the kings of the skies circle: golden eagles, griffon vultures and bearded vultures can be observed here in the wild, with a bit of luck and binoculars.

This wild and romantic side valley of the Raurisertal was chosen in 1986 for the re-introduction of the bearded vultures, which had already become extinct in Europe. The Krumltal is also one of the valleys in the Hohe Tauern in Austria with the most densely populated golden eagles.

Tip: If you want to experience even more birds of prey up close, you can get up close to falcons, owls and eagles at the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen bird of prey observatory!

On the "Kings of the Skies" educational trail through the Rauriser Krumltal, you will learn interesting facts about the impressive birds of prey that have found an ideal habitat here between waterfalls, boulders and alpine pastures.
The easy and family-friendly hike takes you through nature in around 1.5 hours, past the Kasermandlquelle spring to the Bräualm farm. In addition to birds of prey, you may also spot other wild animals on your hike, such as chamois, marmots and ibexes.

Into the Valley of the Vultures GUIDED NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION


every Wednesday from July 10th to September 4th, 2024
10th | 19th & 24th September 2024
1st & 8th October 2024
Meeting point: Krumltal car park at 8.45 a.m., open end at the Bräualm at around 1 p.m.
Costs: Euro 22 per person, children accompanied by parents free (10 - 16 years).
Free with the Raurisertal Guest Card and the National Park Summer Card.
Registration: Until the day before at 5 p.m. at the tourist office, T.: +43 6544 20022 (no registration necessary in July & August!)
Total walking time: 3 hours, approx. 400 meters of ascent
Requirement: Moderately difficult summer excursion. Hiking or mountain boots with good tread required.
Other: Access is possible by bus number 640; dogs are not allowed.