TOP OF TYROL
Hike at over 3,000 metres above sea level, cross the glacier and stop off at Austria’s highest mountain restaurant. An ever-present feature: breathtaking views of a fascinating mountain world with 109 peaks of 3,000 metres or greater.
Special highlight along the way: The TOP OF TYROL summit platform. At a height of 3,210 metres, it protrudes audaciously nine metres beyond the cliff edge, like the tip of a sword. It’s no wonder that it was chosen by GEO magazine as one of the ten most beautiful viewing platforms in the world. A short detour to the Schaufeljoch chapel at the foot of the Schaufelspitze is also recommended.
Schaufeljochbahn Mountain Station - Glacier Trail - Eisgrat Mountain Station
The marked trail runs from the Schaufeljochbahn mountain station (3,165 m) to the Jochdohle (3,150 m), the highest mountain restaurant in Austria (walking time: 10 min). From the Jochdohle the secure, marked glacier trail leads past the Eisjochbahn mountain station towards the Eisgrat mountain station (2,900 m).
Tip: The TOP OF TYROL viewing platform can be reached in five minutes from the Schaugfeljochbahn mountain station. At a height of 3,210 metres above sea level, it offers wonderful views over the numerous 3,000 metre peaks, as far as the Dolomites.