Hohe Salve

Tirol’s most beautiful views


Hohe Salve

Tirol’s most beautiful views

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From the Hohe Salve mountain at 1,829 metres, enjoy grandiose views of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range towards Söll. As one of the most scenic mountains in Tirol, the panoramic location is itself a memorable mountain experience. Those with the Hexenwasser at their feet won't be disappointed at the summit. The talking Salve giant welcomes newcomers at the top station.

Don't forget your binoculars!

Own binoculars? Take them with you to the summit of the Hohe Salve mountain and enjoy the view of over 70 three-thousand metre peaks.

Important information

How do I best ascend the Hohe Salve mountain?

The Hohe Salve is accessible from two villages: Söll and Hopfgarten.Both feature a cable car to the summit at 1,829 m. The cable cars are pram and wheelchair accessible. Please note that in Söll and Hopfgarten you have to change the cable car once at the middle station. The gondolas are only a few metres apart.

How much does it cost to visit the Hohe Salve?

You are of course welcome to hike to the summit of the Hohe Salve mountain. Those who prefer a more comfortable option can ascend with one of the cable cars. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental tariffs apply.

What's it like at the summit?

The Salvenkirchlein chapel, which was first documented to 1589, is located at the summit of the Hohe Salve. A visit to Austria's highest pilgrimage church on the Hohe Salve mountain can be easily combined with a hike in the Wilder Kaiser region. You can, for example, hike from the Hexenwasser in Söll to the summit via the Filzalmsee lake in Brixen and then take the cable car back to Hochsöll and the Witches' Water.

The Sonnenweg trail around the summit leads to 15 stations that playfully explain the history of timekeeping and the position of the sun at different times of the day and year. As the wind also plays a major role in the mountains, the Hohe Salve mountain’s wind harp invites all hikers to linger and have a listen.

Refreshment stops

Paragliding from the Hohe Salve mountain
One-of-a-kind tandem flights

The Hohe Salve mountain is a popular take-off area, which is blessed with excellent thermals. The jaw-dropping location ensures that every flight is memorable!


Hiking tips

Loop around the Hohe Salve mountain during a leisurely spring hike at 1,500m above sea level. For those keen to make this relatively easy tour a bit more challenging, hike to the summit of the Hohe Salve mountain from the Rigi mountain inn. Then walk to the Innere Keatalm reservoir via the southern slope and follow the signs towards Hochsöll/Hexenwasser (Witches' Water).

Quellen circular route

Quellen circular route

Enjoy the scenic area of the Hohe Salve where the Söll waters originate.

  • Exit Keat chairlift, Söll (1,533 m)
  • Hiking
  • Intermediate
  • 10,3 km
  • 3:45 h
  • 530 hm

Location and getting here

Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll

Location and getting here

Hohe Salve

Bergbahn Söll valley station

  • Bergbahn Söll valley station
  • Ellmau
  • Going
  • Scheffau
  • Söll

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