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Autumn hikes for families in the PillerseeTal

Take the mountain railways up to the lofty heights of Wildseeloder, Buchensteinwand and Steinplatte and roam on leisurely hiking trails over the wide mountain meadows and enjoy the breathtaking views that only the clear air of autumn offers you. Our tip: With the PillerseeTal-Card the rides with the mountain railways are free of charge — and in this autumn from 14.09. to 31.10. all children staying three nights or more receive the PillerseeTal-Card for free. Thus nothing stands really more in the way of your explorations in the mountains.

The “Golden Autumn”: warm sunshine, clear skies and colourful leaves. This season is the perfect time for a family holiday in the mountains of the PillerseeTal — especially since most of the other hikers have already left and you and your family have the wonderful nature of the Kitzbühel Alps and the cosy alpine huts almost for you alone. We have selected eight hikes for you, on which you can explore the valleys and mountains of the PillerseeTal with the whole family.

Do you fancy a little action and variety between your hikes? The PillerseeTal has prepared just the right thing for you: Travel back in time on the Triassic Trail on the Steinplatte and get to know mighty dinosaurs. Visit the largest summit cross of the Alps on the Buchensteinwand, which is even completely accessible. Visit the climbing forest, the game reserve and the summer toboggan run at Lärchfilzkogel. Or you can take the roller coaster and the white water ride in the Familienland Pillerseetal leisure park.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:55
    5.28 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,450 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This beautiful summit tour to the Fellhorn leads on good mountain hiking trails and with its moderate slope also for sporty children to create. At the summit you can expect beautiful views of the mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps. The tour is rounded off by two cozy rest stops: the Brennhütte and the Straubinger Haus.The starting point is the altitude parking lot "Steinplatte", which you reach via a toll road. Alternatively, you can also float from Waidring with the cable car to Steinplatte and from there in about 45 minutes walk to the starting point at the trail parking lot.From the trail parking lot follow the signs to the Durchkaseralmen and Straubinger Haus. The first section is over the nature trail - here, big and small hikers can learn all sorts about the inhabitants of the mountains. A little later, a path branches off to the left, which brings you in a few minutes to the cozy Brennhütte. If you do not need a break here, just continue your trek.Soon you will pass the romantically located Durchkaseralmen. Now the trail slowly narrows and you walk with a beautiful view through a sparse forest of mountain pine. At the Straubinger Haus - the second stop on this tour - you have almost reached the Fellhorn: Now it is only 30 minutes to the summit.After enjoying the summit panorama, it's the same way back to the starting point. If the whole route is too long for you, then you can spend the night in the Straubinger Haus and split the tour over two days.

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  • Intermediate
    01:39
    2.59 mi
    1.6 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Dinosaurs in the mountains? Properly seen: On the Triassic Trail at Steinplattengipfel you can see the "terrible lizards" up close. At the time of the dinosaurs, the peaks of the Limestone Alps were on the seabed, so you can discover so many fossils here. On the pushchair-suitable Triassic Trail - classified as an easy hike in the PillerseeTal - you will get to know many different dinosaurs, enjoy the view from the viewing platform and the kids can romp around on the adventure playground. Still not enough? Then you will climb on an exciting path to the summit of Steinplatte - but here without a stroller.At the beginning you hover comfortably from Waidring with the mountain railway up to the mountain station - owners of the PillerseeTal-Card even travel for free. Here, the prehistoric adventure can begin directly. Just follow the signposted path and look at the giant dinosaur models. From the storage pond, where you can discover a dinosaur, a climbing path leads up to the summit. At the last meters it gets a bit rockier and you are already at the summit cross.On the other side you leave the stone slab again and walk on a wide hiking trail back to the mountain station. While children let off steam in the playground, parents can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Berggasthof. Afterwards, take the cable car back to the valley.

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    8.36 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful hike leads you right at the foot of the Loferer Steinberge up to the cozy Schießlingalm. After a well-deserved break, we will then travel through the wildly romantic Grieseltal with its lively stream back to the starting point of St. Ulrich am Pillersee. If you have enough time for your rest on the alpine pasture and for smaller breaks in the Grieseltal, then the tour is a treat for the whole family.Starting point of the hike is the center of Ortisei at the Pillersee. From here, the trail leads you first without major gradients across meadows along the Lasbach along to the district of Weißleiten. Here you leave the stream and the ascent to the Alm can begin. In some hairpin bends, the trail meanders through rustic mountain forests. When the forest clears, you have a wonderful view of the towering mountains of stone. One last section about mountain meadows and you have reached the Schießlingalm.After a leisurely break, the descent can begin. A narrow, natural trail leads you off the track through the forest down to Grieseltal. Here you always walk along the lively babbling brook. Only in Schwendt separate your ways and you walk comfortably up to the destination St. Ulrich am Pillersee.

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    2.92 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,950 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The view from the Buchensteinwand above Fieberbrunn is great anyway, but once you've climbed up in the summit cross, the panoramic view will overturn you. The Jakobskreuz on the summit is 30 meters, not only the largest summit cross of the Alps, but also fully accessible as a lookout tower. Our tour takes you from St. Jakob in the house on well walkable paths up to the summit. From there you finally float down the mountain railway down to the valley. Of course, if the ascent is too exhausting for you, you can also plan the tour in reverse order.From the starting point of the hike you first stroll along the banks of the Anzentalbach over wide meadows and fields. First you walk here on barely traveled asphalt roads, but soon the ascent route leads you into a cool mountain forest. On beautiful trails it goes steadily uphill.Just before you reach the top of the Buchensteinwand, you leave the forest and step out onto fragrant mountain meadows. A few more steps and you have reached the cross of St. James. The entrance fee for the summit cross is definitely worth it, because the view is absolutely phenomenal - holders of the PillerseeTal-Card may even climb up in vain. Afterwards you can stop in the mountain inn and then float down the mountain railway to the valley.Tip: If you and your kids still feel like some action, you should definitely visit the family park Pillerseetal. It is located just a few minutes from the valley station and offers a roller coaster, ferris wheel, wild water train and much more.

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    7.69 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The small village of Hochfilzen in the Pillersee Valley is the venue of the Biathlon World Cup every winter. And from 2019 you can hike along the biathlon World Cup path in the summer and at the same time at many stations learn a lot about the sport and its history in Hochfilzen. There are two routes altogether - we introduce you to the longer round two here. But even if you are not interested in winter sports, the hike is worthwhile for you, because on the way you can expect beautiful views of the mountain landscape of the Kitzbühel Alps, the romantic Lake Wiesensee and the cozy Hoametzl hut.Tip: At each station of the Biathlon World Cup trail, you can scan a QR code and answer a puzzle question. If you have solved all the questions correctly, you can receive your personal gold medal in the community center of Hochfilzen at the end of the hike.The starting point of the round trip is of course the village center of Hochfilzen. Follow the signposted footpath out of the village, cross the railroad tracks and turn left towards Rotache. After you have crossed the stream, the path climbs and leads you first across meadows and then through sparse forests to Hoametzlhütte.After a comfortable stop, it continues. With a wonderful view of the Loferer Steinberge, you will hike gently downhill until you reach Lake Wiesensee. The small lake is located in a narrow valley and is surrounded by dense forests. Without any noteworthy climb, the Biathlon WM path leads you back across open meadows back to the starting point Hochfilzen.

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  • Intermediate
    00:36
    1.28 mi
    2.1 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A museum high in the mountains? That's right - that's "Museum goes Wild". Download the app "Go Wild" on a mobile phone in advance and take the cable car from Fieberbrunn up to the Lärchfilzkogel. Here begins our short circular walk, which is classified as an easy hike in the PillerseeTal. It leads you at the foot of the Wildseeloder - the namesake for the app - over beautiful mountain meadows and the Wildalm. On the way you will find several stations, where you can see on the phone interesting facts about the flora and fauna and even short films. This is a fantastic museum visit for mountain lovers!At the beginning, you first hover comfortably from Fieberbrunn up to the Lärchfilzkogel and thus spares you several vertical meters in the ascent. A little tip: Holders of the PillerseeTal Card travel by cable car for free. Once at the top, it starts right away. Over beautiful mountain pastures, where happy cows graze, you walk to Wildalm. After a break on the alp, it goes back from here to the starting point.

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    6.27 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,350 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The impressive summit of the Wildseeloder is the local mountain of Fieberbrunn and can be seen from many places in the PillerseeTal. Around the mountain and the picturesque Wildsee you will find many, wonderful hiking possibilities. Here we introduce you to a beautiful hike that leads you from the mountain station on Lärchfilzkogel over wide mountain meadows to the Wildseeloderhaus. Then it's all about the hen - the neighboring summit of the Wildseeloder - around and with great views downhill to the middle station of the mountain railway. Thanks to good routes and as the mountain railway saves several meters in altitude, the tour is also suitable for athletic children.In Fieberbrunn you jump first in the mountain railway, which brings you quite comfortably over the middle station Streuböden up to the mountain station on Lärchfilzkogel. From here you walk across vast mountain meadows where you can watch pretty cows. You walk past the Wildalm, the striking summit of the Wildseeloder, always in front of you.Behind the pasture, the trail slowly becomes steeper and leads you up to the Wildseeloderhaus. It is located in a unique location between Wildseeloder and Henne and right on the shore of the Wildsee. On the terrace you take a break and enjoy the beautiful view. Afterwards our tour goes around the summit of the Henne. After a fantastic panoramic view of the Kitzbühel Alps, you will continue downhill evenly and past several alpine huts before you reach the destination of the tour at the middle station of the mountain railway.

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  • Difficult
    05:53
    9.44 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    You feel like wild hiking trails and lonely mountain peaks? Then this tour is just right for you. Following in the footsteps of the miners, who used to work their way through the mines in the Great Gebra, you climb over wide mountain meadows to the Gebrakapelle and the summit. After enjoying the view, walk through the valley of the Lengfilzenbach back to the starting point.Your round trip to the Gebragipfel begins at the Lord's Bridge in the Pletzergraben above Fieberbrunn. From here you follow the Grubenalmbach upstream through sparse woodland and over lush mountain meadows. The trail climbs steadily and leads you up to the Gebrakapelle. In 1975, the dilapidated Baroque chapel was replaced by this new chapel. On the benches at the chapel you can take a break and enjoy the view.Afterwards, continue up to the mountain pass and finally to the summit cross. Here you can expect a magnificent view of the surrounding mountain landscape. After your summit luck, you follow the Fieberbrunner Höhenweg for a while. Soon a path branches off to the right towards Lengfilzenalm and Schlinachalm. You will now descend gently downhill and finally reach the romantic valley of the Lenfilzenbach. The wide hiking trail leads you back to the starting point at the God's Bridge.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    43.8 mi
  • Duration
    24:36 h
  • Elevation
    11,025 ft

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