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To the majestic Zillertaler Alps on the Berlin High Trail – Great Walks

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To the majestic Zillertaler Alps on the Berlin High Trail – Great Walks

Hiking Collection by Tirol

6-12

days

3-6 h

/ day

45.1 mi

17,200 ft

16,300 ft

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. As there is often a lot of snow at higher altitudes until early summer, July to the end of September is the best period for your adventure.

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.

Majestic hiking along the Eagle Way – Great Walks
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Following eagle wings on the Eagle Way East Tyrol:
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Hiking at high altitudes on the Stubai High Trail:
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Hiking between borders on the Karnisch High Trail:
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The picturesque Inntal High Trail in six stages:
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Hut-Hopping on the Lechtal High Trail:
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„Great Walk“ Berliner Höhenweg

54.1 mi

19,525 ft

20,225 ft

Last updated: November 15, 2021

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    Etappe 1: Von Finkenberg zur Gamshütte – Berliner Höhenweg

    Difficult
    02:52
    3.94 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,300 ft
    0 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    06:48
    9.11 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,375 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    With a distance of almost 15 kilometers, the second stage is by far the longest of the Berliner Höhenweg. Since you are only one day behind you and you can fortify yourself with a hearty mountaineer breakfast, this is not a problem for you.

    

    From the Gamshütte, the Berliner Höhenweg leads you along the

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  • Difficult
    01:47
    2.70 mi
    1.5 mph
    500 ft
    775 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    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

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    04:59
    6.48 mi
    1.3 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your fourth day of hiking is also quite moderate. As soon as you can break away from the view on the sun terrace of the Olpererhütte, it goes down steep serpentines to the shore of the Schlegeisspeichersee. Even if this is only an artificial reservoir - the sight of the turquoise-colored glacial water

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  • Difficult
    06:01
    5.25 mi
    0.9 mph
    2,675 ft
    3,500 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the fifth stage, the Berliner Höhenweg now has a distinct high mountain character. From the barren meadows around the Furtschaglhaus, the hiking trail leads you steeply uphill in a few hairpin bends to the Schönbichler Horn, the highest point of the entire hike.

    

    The landscape becomes increasingly

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  • Difficult
    06:03
    6.53 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Just like the day before, the sixth stage continues: Here the Berliner Höhenweg pampers you with the most beautiful and secluded mountains in the Zillertal Alps. You start your hike at the Berliner Hütte freshly relaxed. The signposted hiking trail 502 leads you quickly uphill along the Zemmbach to the

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  • Difficult
    05:27
    5.94 mi
    1.1 mph
    1,925 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Your high alpine final takes place on the seventh stage. The transition from the Greizer Hütte to the Kasseler Hütte leads over the Lapenscharte. The hiking path leads over rock slabs to the over 2,700-meter-high gap, which offers you an incomparable view of the Stilluptal and the Kasseler Hütte.

    

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  • Difficult
    03:38
    5.14 mi
    1.4 mph
    0 ft
    3,200 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    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

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    45.1 mi
  • Duration
    37:34 h
  • Elevation
    17,200 ft16,300 ft

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