Etappe 1: Von Hüttling, Going zur Gruttenhütte – Kaiserkrone
komoot planned a hike.
September 25, 2019
The first leg of the Kaiserkrone takes you to dizzying heights and majestic views. Even if you start leisurely today, a steady ascent to the alpine landscape around the Wilder Kaiser awaits you.After the hiking bus has dropped you off or you have already run warm from the car park at the fire brigade, your round trip starts at the hiking car park Hüttling in Going. Over a forest path you now ascend your first 200 meters to Graspoint Niederalm, which soon changes to a narrow path. You wander past the rushing Stiegenbach waterfall and see the Obere Regalm in the distance. Here you can stop for a cool drink on the weekend, before you continue your way over the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig. You ascend to more than 1,570 vertical meters and are rewarded with magnificent panoramas on the Wilder Kaiser, the Kitzbühel Alps and the Hohe Tauern.If you want to enjoy a homemade Kaiserschmarrn, the Gaudeamushütte is the perfect stopover. The cabin also offers beds and berths if you want to extend your stay throughout the night.Surefootedness and a head for heights are essential on the next section on the narrow Klamml trail. Expect here a pass of one to one and a half hours, because there are a few climbing passages waiting for you. Iron ladders, chains and grips will help you with that.After this exciting change, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the "Wild Castle": a mighty rock massif with numerous stone battlements, towers and balconies. Now it is not far to the hut Grutten, where you get a camp or a room for the night. On the spacious sun terrace you can enjoy the view of the Ellmauer Halt, the highest peak of the Kaisergebirge.The Gruttenhütte has about 100 beds, from twin rooms to multi-bedded rooms to the camp for 18 people and is open from June to October. One night can be reserved online. Think of cash, because the fees have to be paid in cash at the landlord.
September 27, 2019