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Eight beautiful hikes in the Kufsteinerland region of Austria

Kufsteinerland - Michael Schröder

Eight beautiful hikes in the Kufsteinerland region of Austria

Hiking Collection by Vakantie in Oostenrijk

8

Tours

35:14 h

53.7 mi

17,900 ft

Alpine meadows, pine forests, beautiful views, high cliffs and cozy and authentic mountain hut backdropped by hills – hiking in the Kufsteinerland region of Austria is truly amazing.

Located just across the German border, this beautiful region is known for its Kaiser Mountains, with the Ellmauer Tor its highest point. However, the Kaisertal Valley – a natural line between the Zahmer Kaiser and the Wilder Kaiser– is not the only popular hiking area in Kufsteinerland. The hiking possibilities are also almost unlimited in the Thiersee Valley, where you find the Pendling, the region’s local mountain, that is recognizable from far away. Right on the border with Bavaria, you can also discover the hiking areas of Spitzstein and Kranzhorn.

If you want to make the most of everything Kufsteinerland has to offer, then the KufsteinerlandCard is perfect. With the card, you get discounts on many activities and some are even free. You can also travel on public transport in the region for free and access a number of mountain lifts. If you stay for more than one night in accommodation in Kufsteinerland, you automatically get given a card. For more information, see: kufstein.com/en/service-info/card.html

Travel to Austria could change at short notice because of covid-19. Because of this, Kufsteinerland gives you a Cancellation Guarantee, meaning you can cancel free of charge up to 48 hours, 7 days or 10 days before arrival (depending on your accommodation). If the borders close or a travel ban is enforced in the region, the guarantee will even apply to the day of arrival.

Read all about it here: kufstein.com/en/accommodation/hotels-rooms/cancellation-guarantee.html

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    Naar de Hintere Sonnwendjoch – Wandelen in Kufsteinerland

    Intermediate
    04:35
    6.90 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This panoramic tour takes you from the highest dairy farm in Tyrol via the Wildenkaralm to the top of the Hinteren Sonnwendjoch at an altitude of almost 2,000 meters. The starting point of the ten-kilometer tour is the Ackernalm. With an altitude of 740 meters, the first half of the tour is tough, but

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  • Difficult
    03:44
    5.34 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Beautiful views, wonderful hiking trails and rustic mountain huts - what more do you need for a successful hiking day? This nearly nine-kilometer hike takes you to the Pendling, Kufstein's home mountain. The starting point of the hike is at Gasthof Schneeberg in Thiersee.

    

    You walk up the first three kilometers

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    5.51 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This varied mountain hike offers you a beautiful view of the Chiemgau Alps and the Kaiser Mountains. The German-Austrian border runs over the top of the Kranzhorn, which is why you will visit not one but two crosses on the top with this climb. The walk of almost thirteen kilometers starts at the parking

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  • Difficult
    05:29
    8.72 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This beautiful circular walk takes you on narrow footpaths to the Trainsjoch. The 1,708 meter high mountain lies on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol. The starting point of the fourteen-kilometer tour is at the Mariandlalm car park on the Ursprungpass.

    

    From the starting point you first go uphill. On

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  • Difficult
    04:25
    5.68 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This nine-kilometer circular hike shows you the splendor of the Zahmen Kaiser. Zahmen Kaiser is a striking mountain range that, together with the Wilden Kaiser, forms the Kaiser Mountains. The "tame emperor" is mainly overgrown with mountain pine, while the "wild emperor" consists for the most part of

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    7.91 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The goal of this walk is the Sinwel-Klettersteig, but that does not mean that you will only be climbing today. You actually make a beautiful walk of about 12.5 kilometers in total, with sections where you clamber over the via ferrata in a secured manner. The via ferrata is named after the local researcher

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  • Intermediate
    04:42
    7.82 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Get ready for a tough mountain hike on the Nordwandsteig, with beautiful views of the Inn Valley. From the starting point at the Erlerberg car park, you have a fantastic view of the Bavarian foothills of the Alps and a great view of the Inn Valley.

    

    The hike first leads west along the summit and then over

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  • Intermediate
    03:25
    5.77 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Experience the overwhelming nature of Kufsteinerland. The Kaiserlift takes hikers and nature lovers to the Kaiser Mountains in thirty minutes. Your hike starts at the Brentenjoch mountain station and leads over a path to the Gamskogel.

    

    After about 45 minutes you arrive at the top and a special building

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    53.7 mi
  • Duration
    35:14 h
  • Elevation
    17,900 ft

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