With its seven stages, breath-taking views and huts, this is one of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in East Tirol. You can choose to conquer just one or all of the seven stages of this trail, which leads through some spectacular scenery. Highlights include a stop-off at the Essener-Rostocker Hut, located at 7,217 feet (2,200 metres). This social meeting point has many hikers congregating and sharing their personal experiences of climbing the mountain. Don't miss the perfect oasis of calm in a world of no cable cars, ski slopes or mobile phone reception around the Grossvenediger, as it rises to a height of 12,027 feet (3,666 metres). Circumnavigate this mountain and come across the Eissee lake - a turquoise sparkling gem between the steep walls. You can enjoy the view of the Grossvenediger without having to venture out on long climbs if you choose to just take a section of the trail. One of the most beautiful sights of the fifth highest mountain in Austria with all its glaciers can be seen from the Johannis Hut, which is easy to reach at only 6,958 feet (2,121 metres). It will take 2 hours of walking time from the car park at Wiesenkreuz in Dorfertal and is easily accessible for the elderly and children. You can reach it directly by using the taxi service available at mountain huts. On the second stage of the trail you can experience the Türmljoch which appears like a garden made of many small stone towers, as every passing hiker places a stone on the top of one of the towers, adding their mark to this bizarre landscape.