Mountain hut pleasures — hiking in Kufsteinerland

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Kufsteinerland

Mighty peaks, fantastic views, unspoiled nature and rustic alpine huts — the Kufsteinerland is a paradise for hikers. In this Collection, we have selected seven different day tours for you to fully enjoy the best the region has to offer. Let yourself be enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic views from the Pendling, Hinteren Sonnwendjoch or Gamskogel summits. Experience an adventurous and wet hike through the Glemmbachklamm. Take the Kaiser lift into the heart of the Kaiser Mountains. And, enjoy the rustic alpine huts, each unique, in the picturesque mountain landscape.

Are you an early bird? Then get started with the ascents during the cool morning hours and treat yourself to a generous breakfast at one of the huts on the mountain. Are you more of a coffee and cake type? No problem – most walks have a coffee break on the itinerary. You can simply enjoy the unique scenery and soak up the relaxed mountain atmosphere. If you would like to extend your hiking experience, you can also spend the night in many of the mountain huts which you visit on your walks. If you plan to spend several days in the region, Kufstein serves as an ideal base camp and is a starting point for many of the hikes.

Feel the cool air on your cheeks from the peaks and make the most of the long summer days to explore the beautiful Austrian mountains. In Kufsteinerland, you will become a summit enthusiast!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:26
    5.82 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Imperial vistas await you on this nearly ten-kilometer tour: look forward to pure nature in the Kaisergebirge nature reserve. From the top station of the Kaiser lift in Kufstein, it takes 30 minutes at the beginning to go directly into the impressive nature experience.From the mountain station Brentenjoch then starts the hike. You walk straight up to the summit of the Gamskogel. Once you have reached the gentle summit, it is worth taking a break to recharge your batteries at the so-called "Himmelschauen" power station. At the nearby summit cross, you can enjoy the impressive view of the Kaisertal before you then walk on to the Steinbergalm.On a relatively level surface, the path takes you past the Taxköpfel and Brandkogel until you reach the rustic Alm. There, hostess Maria serves you a fresh glass of milk and a hearty snack.Then you go on a forest via the Almdorf back to the mountain station Kaiserlift and from there by train back down into the valley. From 1 May to 31 October, the lift operates daily between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

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  • Difficult
    06:10
    8.94 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,525 ft
    3,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    280 steps take you to one of the most beautiful places in Austria, the Kaisertal. The ascent, which starts this 14 kilometer long tour, starts in Ebbs-Eichelwang. Great views of the city of Kufstein and the opposite Pendling distract you from climbing stairs. After all, you leave 110 meters on the stairs behind you.Afterwards, you can take a breather on another stretch with a moderate ascent - best of all, of course, the so-called Naples Bank, from which you can enjoy great views again and draw energy for the further increase. If hunger strikes you, you can strengthen yourself shortly thereafter in the inn Veitenhof, the oldest and first inn in the Kaisertal.Step by step you walk uphill and enjoy the fantastic views into the picturesque Kaisertal valley. On your way to the Naunspitze, the highest point of the tour, you can also take a break at the Ritzaualm. If you're standing on the summit of the mountain after almost six kilometers and more than 1000 meters of altitude, you know that the effort has paid off. In front of you spreads a breathtaking scenery.From now on, it's just downhill. If you have not yet arrived at the other alpine huts (or if you are hungry again), it is worth making a stop for a well deserved snack at the Hinterkaiserhof on the way back.

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  • Intermediate
    04:28
    7.85 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This varied mountain hike promises you magnificent views of the Chiemgau Alps and the Kaiser Mountains. Over the summit of the Kranzhorn runs the German-Austrian border, which is why the rise is rewarded by two summit crosses. The almost 13-kilometer hike starts at the car park in Kranzhorn (parking fee 2 euros).You hike the first kilometer relaxed uphill, until then the crisp climb to Kranzhorn Alm begins. 610 vertical meters you leave behind you, so do not forget enough water. Once at the two summit crosses you will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Germany and Austria.Not far away, then you can treat yourself to a long break in the alpine hut of Alexandra and Martin anchor. Here you will find Tyrolean home cooking as well as coffee and cake. With petting zoo, playground and "dog bar" is well catered for the little guests as well as for four-legged friends. If you want, then you can stay here too.From the pasture, the path leads you on a short stretch over the Kranzhornsteig back to the valley and your starting point.

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    6.80 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This promising round trip leads you from Tyrol's highest alpine cheese dairy over the Wildenkaralm up to the summit of the Hinteres Sonnwendjoch up to almost 2,000 meters. Starting point of the good ten-kilometer tour is at the Ackernalm. With 740 vertical meters, it has the first half of the tour in itself, but you will be rewarded with a spectacular view and can look forward to delicious cheese at the end.From the alp cheese dairy on the Ackernalm you come after about one kilometer on a forest road with a moderate increase to Wildenkaralm. From there it always goes steadily uphill in the direction of Sonnwendjoch. Once at the summit, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view - with a bit of luck to the Hohe Tauern.The way back leads you towards Bärenbadalm, shortly before you turn off and walk down the valley back to the starting point. In the Ackernalm then a decent snack with the best cheese from the show dairy waiting for you.

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  • Difficult
    03:43
    5.33 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Grandiose views, great hiking trails and rustic mountain huts - what more is needed for a successful hiking day? This almost nine-kilometer hike takes you to the Pendling, the Kufsteiner local mountain. The starting point of the hike is at Gasthof Schneeberg in Thiersee.The first three kilometers of the tour will bring you up high. Thanks to a beautiful path with shady trees, however, the ascent is easy to master. Once at the top, you can sit down in the grass and enjoy the fantastic view of the Kaisergebirge, the Kitzbühel Alps, the Hohe Tauern, the Zillertal Alps and the Inn Valley. Not far from the summit is the Pendling House, where you can fortify yourself.On a relatively level surface you continue on a beautiful Kammweg to Mittagskopf and from there to the Kala Alm. How about a coffee and cake break on the terrace?Relaxed you run the rest of the way downhill until you arrive back at the starting point.

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  • Difficult
    04:59
    9.75 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Glemmbachklamm is a virtually untouched, picturesque gorge south of Landl in the Thiersee valley. A great destination for an adventurous hike: wading knee deep through the Glemmbach - partly in the forest, on paths or in the water you cross the idyllic and original gorge on this 15 kilometer long tour. However, sure-footedness is
    Basic requirement for this exciting circular walk.
    The starting point is at Gasthaus Krämerwirt in the center Landl. From there you walk steadily uphill to Jochberg. Then the path splits, with the left path leading down to the gorge. Several times you cross the stream and walk along paths assured with steel cables. Pure hiking fun!Below the Gasthaus Wastler you leave the gorge and can take a break in the rustic inn while your shoes dry in the sun. Walking parallel to the Glemmbach you walk back down to your starting point. At Gasthaus Krämerwirt you can round off the hiking day with a hearty meal.Tip: It is worthwhile to take a second pair of shoes - ideally water shoes - as you have to wade through the glimmering machine sometimes knee-deep. In the summer a nice refreshment and a special hike always.If you are looking for even more refreshment, you can end the day in the lake Landl quite cool.

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  • Intermediate
    04:20
    7.06 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A panoramic view from the Kitzbühler Horn over the Hohe Salve to the Inn Valley, in the background the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern - that's what awaits you on the Walleralm. Reason enough to climb the 720 vertical meters on this eleven-kilometer hike and to reward yourself on the mountain pasture with a hearty meal and the magnificent view. All in all, three rustic mountain huts await you on the tour. In addition to the Walleralm you can also stop in the Stöfflhütte and the Kafma Alm. So you have a good idea of how hungry you are.Start of the hike is at the bus stop Egerbach. For the first few kilometers, the path leads you steadily uphill - beautiful views of the valley allow you to quickly forget the altitude difference. You walk past the Eibergkopf and continue uphill until you reach the Walleralm after just under seven kilometers. Here you have earned a long break with a hearty snack - homemade cake is for dessert.Now it's just downhill. Through a picturesque mountain landscape the path leads you back to the starting point. Buses run regularly back to Kufstein from the bus stop.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    51.5 mi
  • Duration
    31:36 h
  • Elevation
    15,025 ft
Mountain hut pleasures — hiking in Kufsteinerland
Hiking Collection by
Kufsteinerland