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Mountain hut pleasures in autumn – hiking in Kufsteinerland

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Kufsteinerland

The days are getting shorter, the leaves of the trees are turning, morning fog fields are clearing with the rising sun - the golden autumn makes for a very special atmosphere in Kufsteinerland. In this collection, we have selected seven day trips that are perfect for a trip in the Indian summer – including imposing peaks, stunning views, unspoilt nature and quaint alpine huts. Let yourself be enchanted by breathtaking summit panoramas from the Pendling, Hinterwendwendjoch or Gamskogel. Experience pure hiking pleasure on the narrow paths that meander through the region. And enjoy the abundant variety of rustic and cozy alpine huts in the picturesque mountain landscape.

You are an early bird? Then start with the ascents in the cool morning hours and treat yourself to a generous breakfast with the hosts on the mountain. You're more of the coffee and cake type? No problem, a coffee break is already planned in most walks. Just enjoy the unique scenery and let yourself be infected by the relaxed atmosphere on the mountain. In many mountain huts, which you visit on your walks, you can also spend the night and thus extend your hiking experience for a while. If you plan several days in the region, then your base camp is best in Kufstein and start from there to your excursions. For your planning: The Kaiserlift is open this year until the end of October.

Let the cool air on the peaks blow your nose, enjoy the colorful orange play of nature and take advantage of the beautiful autumn days to discover the mountains of Austria. In Kufsteinerland you will become a summiteer!

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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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  • 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 hiking trails up to the Trainsjoch. The 1,708-meter-high mountain lies on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol. Starting point of the 14-kilometer tour is at the Mariandlalm car park at the Ursprung pass. From there, first uphill.A total of 1,000 meters in altitude leaves you on the way to the summit behind you. Already on the way you will be accompanied by fantastic views that make you want more. You hike over the Ascherjochalm and the Saurüssel uphill. The narrow trail winds its way through green alpine meadows and later over craggy rocks until you reach the top of Trainsjoch. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view over Tyrol and Bavaria.During your descent you will soon pass the Mariandlalm. Time for a well-deserved break in the managed hut. With Kaspressknödel, dumpling soup or Kaiserschmarrn you can let it go well. The further way back to the starting point leads then almost only downhill.

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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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  • 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
    50.5 mi
  • Duration
    32:07 h
  • Elevation
    16,750 ft

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