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Hiking: Discover the Tyrol and Wilder Kaiser region

Hiking paths and hiking tips in the Kaiser mountains

The distinctive rocky pinnacles of the Wilder Kaiser mountains are the symbol of the Wilder Kaiser region in Tyrol. Hiking paths lead through mountain forests, then alpine meadows and lastly through scree fields interspersed with mountain pine to the base of steep rock faces and deep, narrow passages in the rock. On the opposite side of the valley the gently rolling grass hills of the northern Kitzbüheler Alps are much easier to hike thanks to the gondola lifts and panoramic paths, at the same time offering a spectacular view of the rocky crown of the Wilde Kaiser (Wild Emperor).

Multi-day hikes in the Wilder Kaiser

Discover the Wilder Kaiser! The Emperor's crown leads along old paths within 6 days once around the imposing massif of the Wilder Kaiser. About 50 km and 9000 height meters are to be mastered on the circular walk from hut to hut.
Ideal for a long weekend: The 3-day hut hike from Going to the Hintersteinersee in Scheffau as a short variant of the emperor's crown.

Discover the Tiroler Adlerweg (Eagle trail), of which the first three stages of the main route pass through the Kaiser mountains, along the steep rugged rock of the mighty Wilder Kaiser, or join the pilgrims along the tyrolean section of the Jakobsweg (Way of St. James). Not forgetting the very popular 3 day hut-to-hut hike, starting at Going and finishing at the Lake Hintersteinersee in Scheffau, staying in alpine huts along the way. The new Kaiserkrone (Emperor's crown) circumnavigates the Wilder Kaiser in 6 days.

Themed hiking paths

Themed walking paths like the Söller Sinnesrunde -"circuit for the senses" comprising Sunnseitweg, Schattseitweg, Energieweg and Aktivweg and special walking destinations like the six mountain adventure parks (Hexenwasser, Ellmi's Zauberwelt, Kaiserwelt Scheffau, Filzalmsee, Hohe Salve, Alpinolino) or Ellmau's Steinkreis (Stone circle). The selection goes from the family-friendly scenic walks and paths lined with carved figures to numerous guided walks to a challenging peak tour up to the Hintere Goinger Halt.

Hiking service for a tyrolean hiking holiday in the Wilder Kaiser

The Wilder Kaiser was the first alpine area to be awarded the Austrian seal of quality for the high standard of the hiking paths, the signage and the hiking information. Several times a week the tourist office's hiking guides lead their guests on guided walks to the loveliest alpine huts in the Wilder Kaiser, even the difficult peaks can be reached with experienced mountain guides.