3-day mountain-hut tour

Demanding short variant along the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail


3-day mountain hut tour

Demanding short variant along the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail

The three-day mountain-hut tour on the south side of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range is the demanding short variant of the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail.

The tour covers around 25 kilometres and around 2,100 metres in altitude from Going, Hüttling via the Schleierwasserfall and the Baumgartenköpfl to the Gaudeamushütte. On the second day, alpine experience, a good level of fitness, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential for the ascent of the Hintere Goinger Halt and the Jubiläumssteig. From the Gruttenhütte, the route follows the Wilder Kaiser trail to the Steiner-Hochalm and via the Hinterschießlingalm and the Rehbachklamm gorge back down into the valley to Scheffau.The KaiserJet hiking and bathing-lake bus will return you back to the starting point in Going.

All the details at a glance

  • 3 stages
  • Difficult mountain tour on the south side of the Wilder Kaiser
  • 24.6 kilometres
  • Overnight stay in huts on the mountain
  • 2,100 vertical metres
  • Alternative routes possible


Planning & important information

This page contains useful details for optimally planning a 3-day mountain-hut tour. Luggage transport: due to the rural setting of the Kaiserkrone long-distance hiking trail, no luggage service is available.

Good to know

The 3-day hut tour is an ideal mountain tour for a long weekend and is aimed at experienced mountaineers who are sure-footed and free from vertigo and in very good physical condition. Depending on snow conditions, it is accessible from June to October.

Equipment checklist

This section provides a list of recommended equipment for the 3-day mountain-hut tour. Breathable outdoor clothing for any weather is essential. We recommend lightweight, easy-drying clothing made of merino wool, which keeps odours at bay for days. Please ensure that you have plenty of food for the multi-day hike. Cereal bars, nuts and dried fruit are perfect hiking snacks. You should also take plenty of water or another suitable drink. A refillable drinking bottle is ideal.

Standard equipment

  • Undergarments
  • T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts made of Merino Cool (for hot days) or Competition/Rock’n’Wool (for cooler days)
  • Vests or jackets made of merino fleece
  • Merino hiking trousers
  • Merino socks
  • Waterproof/insulated jackets made with Swiss wool
  • Sturdy hiking boots with a non-slip outsole
  • Hiking poles (telescopic poles are recommended)
  • Sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, hat)
  • Rain protection (poncho, pocket umbrella, backpack cover)
  • Cold protection (hat, gloves)
  • Helmet
  • Climbing harness and via ferrata set if necessary
  • Bivouac sack
  • First-aid gear including a rescue blanket
  • Mobile phone a with fully charged battery and a portable charger
  • Hiking map and info material (GPS optional)

Additional equipment

  • Overnight equipment (lightweight sleeping bag, toiletries, comfortable shoes and clothes, towel etc.)
  • Personal medication (earplugs, painkillers, blister plasters, magnesium tablets etc.)
  • Sufficient cash (most mountain huts do not have the facilities to accept card payments)
  • Head torch or small handheld torch, spare battery pack / batteries, portable charger
  • ID, insurance cards (e.g. your Austrian Alpine Club membership card for emergencies)
  • Camera, binoculars, pocket knife
  • Journal, playing cards etc.
  • Bags for rubbish and/or dirty laundry

Recommendation: mountain rescue insurance

Alpine rescue missions are not free of charge! Take out rescue insurance (e.g. European travel insurance, membership of the Austrian Alpine Club, ÖAMTC/ADAC) in good time to ensure that any potential rescue costs are covered.

Note: your health insurance coverage will not cover mountain rescue costs!


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