Meter-high, wood-panelled walls, ornate carpentry and a dining room with chandeliers – perhaps not what you would expect in a mountain hut in the Alps. The Berlin Hut, which was extensively renovated in 1912, is the largest alpine club hut in Tyrol and a wonderful highlight along the Berlin High Trail hike.
The Berlin High Trail leads you 52 miles (85 km) from Finkenberg through the high mountains of the Zillertaler Alps nature park. You will gain around 21,653 feet (6,600 meters) across the eight stages. Along the way, you will explore the magnificent glaciated world of house mountains: dramatic crags, narrow mountain paths, picturesque meadows and rugged peaks will define your adventure. Standing at 10,282 feet (3,134 meters), the impressive Schönbichler Horn is the highest point of the route. The Berlin High Trail is a demanding hike and previous alpine experience will help you enjoy it to the fullest.
Each stage begins and ends at a comfortable mountain huts. As these are popular during the summer months, we recommend reserving a place as soon as you have committed to your hike.
You can easily reach the Zillertal Alpine region by train. From Jenbach station, on the edge of the Zillertal, you can hop on a train or bus to the mountains. The Christophorus Line’s 4104 bus runs between the start and finishing points in Finkenberg and Mayrhofen.
The Berlin High Trail is one of the six most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in Tyrol, the so-called ‘Great Walks’. All routes promise you three things: escape from your everyday, beautiful alpine landscapes and real adventure. As well as the Berlin High Trail, the Tyrolean hiking trail elites include the Lechtal Mountain Trail, the Stubai High Trail, the Eagle Way, and the Inntal High Trail.
Great hiking on the Eagle Walk East Tyrol:
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Fresh mountain air on the Stubai High Trail:
Amazing views on the Inntal High Trail:
Royal Wandering on Eagle Walk Tyrol:
Hut-Hopping on the Lechtal High Trail:
The first stage of the Berliner Höhenweg begins in the center of Finkenberg. From there it goes on the wooden Teufelsbrücke over the Tuxbach and then straight into the mountain forest. You follow the signposted hiking trail 533 through the forest in countless hairpin bends. You quickly gain height and in individual clearings you can take a first look at the surrounding mountain landscape.
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The third stage is not only short, there are also only small ascents and descents on the program. So today you can take it easy and stretch your legs over breakfast in the Friesenberghaus.Then it goes up along the Friesenbergsee. But don't worry, after the short serpentine section you have already made the entire ascent of the day and from now on you will hike evenly downhill with a fantastic view of the Schlegeisspeicher.
From the fifth stage, the Berliner Höhenweg now has a distinctive high mountain character. From the barren meadows around the Furtschaglhaus, the hiking trail takes you steeply uphill to the Schönbichler Horn, the highest point of the entire hike.The landscape is becoming increasingly barren and at the summit you stand in a breathtaking rocky landscape. All around you, the magnificent peaks of the Zillertal Alps and the Tux Alps rise into the sky.
On the eighth day of hiking, it's time to say goodbye. To make it easier for you to say goodbye, the Zillertal mountains show their most beautiful side again. With a magnificent view, you first descend in a zigzag from the Kasseler Hütte to the Stilluptal. The Sonntagskarbach accompanies you on your way, which unites further below with the Stillupbach.