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Current information & research ideas

Welcome to the Wilder Kaiser press area!

Here you’ll find an overview of all press releases on current topics, overview texts as well as research ideas in winter & summer and of course everything about the successful TV series “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor), which is filmed in the Wilder Kaiser region.

Summer - From Hexenwasser theme park to the trails of Kaiserkrone route

Mountain adventure worlds and offers for families

Mountain adventure worlds and offers for families
Mountain adventure worlds and offers for families

Families are especially welcome to visit the Wilder Kaiser region. After all, there are six mountain-adventure worlds to visit in one area, each of which is carefully constructed and features its own story. In the Hexenwasser theme park in Söll, 60 adventure stations are laid out along a barefoot path. Meanwhile, in Ellmi’s magic world on the Hartkaiser mountain, kids will lose track of time during an exciting search for a missing magic wand. Additionally, the KaiserWelt Scheffau on the Brandstadl mountain is a large adventure park in the forest.

An overview of Wilder Kaiser region

An overview of Wilder Kaiser region
An overview of Wilder Kaiser region

The Region Wilder Kaiser is located in the Tyrolean lowlands between Kufstein and Kitzbühel. A holiday spent between the majestic Wilder Kaiser mountain range and the gentle hills of the Northern Kitzbüheler Alps will give you memories that will last a lifetime.

Circling the Wilder Kaiser mountain - a crowning achievement for all hikers

Circling the Wilder Kaiser mountain - a crowning achievement for all hikers
Circling the Wilder Kaiser mountain - a crowning achievement for all hikers

The Kaiserkrone, the name given to the five-day hike around the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, brings mountain enthusiasts up close and personal with this impressive rock massif. Fantastic views, rustic huts and unforgettable natural experiences can be enjoyed along the route’s 65 km and 5000 metres difference in altitude. It’s enough to get raise the pulse of any mountain fan!

Great variety of outdoor activities

Great variety of outdoor activities
Great variety of outdoor activities

The Wilder Kaiser is not only popular with famous professional climbers. With its climbing gardens, via ferratas, including the Klamml via ferrata with a spectacular rope bridge, practice via ferrata and bouldering areas, it’s a paradise for climbing and mountaineering fans of all stripes. For even more action and adventure, there are also rafting tours, canyoning and paragliding.

Home of "Der Bergdoktor" (The Mountain Doctor) film tours and fan weeks

Home of
Home of "Der Bergdoktor" (The Mountain Doctor) film tours and fan weeks

Every week, millions of people tune in to enjoy the beautiful landscape and images of village life from this holiday region. Ever since the actual locations and local names from the series were revealed, the Wilder Kaiser region, a.k.a. the "Der Bergdoktor" (The Mountain Doctor) region, has enjoyed increasing popularity and desirability. The tourist board has therefore made the most of this image campaign by hosting “Bergdoktor experiences” such as Bergdoktor fan weeks (May and October) and special Bergdoktor tours and hikes.

Special summer offers

Special summer offers
Special summer offers

Bergdoktor weeks, start of summer week, mountain sport week, hiking weeks, alpine festival weeks, alpine music autumn

Research ideas in summer

  • The “Kings of Running" in the Wilder Kaiser mountains
  • Kaiserkrone - The crowning achievement for all hikers.
  • Football talent in the Wilder Kaiser region
  • A feast of shredded pancakes
  • A different outdoor adventure every day
  • From “crafting Palm Sunday bouquets” to the tradition of “Wetterläuten”
  • Morning in the Wilder Kaiser region

Kaiserkrone JOLsport EliteRun

From the moment runners hear the starting gun on 7 July 2018 at 6:22 am in Scheffau, athletes competing in the JOLsport Elite Run will still have 58 km and 3,500 metres difference in altitude to go. Only the best mountain athletes can participate. To even qualify, runners must have completed the challenging “Tour de Tirol” the previous year in a time of less than nine hours. Spectators who are inspired to participate can take part in the “Jedermann-Lauf” (run for the general public) which takes place on the same day.

Around the Wilder Kaiser Mountain in five days

Hikers prepared to circle the Wilder Kaiser mountain range will experience 65 km of rugged terrain, over 5000 m difference in altitude and views that extend from Chiemsee lake to the Großglockner mountain. The “Kaiserkrone” is doubtless one of the most beautiful multi-day tours in Tirol. Hikers walk from hut to hut in five stages and may be accompanied by a guide if so desired.

Cordial Cup

When FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund come to the Wilder Kaiser region, it must be time for the Cordial Cup once again. From 18-21 May 2018, 3,000 young football players from 18 countries will dribble, fake and nutmeg the competition. The largest tournament for up-and-coming players in Europe is the stomping ground for scouts. David Alaba, Thomas Müller (both from FC Bayern) or Sami Khedira (Juventus Turin) proved their worth on these fields in their younger years.

The Kaiserschmarrn festival in Ellmau

According to legend, Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) was prepared for the wedding of Kaiser (Emperor) Franz Joseph I in 1854. However, his bride Sisi is said to have rejected the dessert to which her husband replied “I guess I’ll have to eat it myself then.” Regardless of where this world-famous flour dish originates, in the Wilder Kaiser region Kaiserschmarrn is a celebrated dish. During the “Kaiserschmarrn festival” in Ellmau on 2 June 2018, local chefs will delight guests with recipes both classic and creative.

... Mountain-Sports Week in the Wilder Kaiser region

Experience up to six different outdoor adventures in six days from 24 June to 1 July 2018 in the Wilder Kaiser region. As part of the “Ellmau Mountain-Sports Week,” follow in the routes and grips of famous mountaineers, pass through a deep gorges during canyoning, or keep steady on narrow trails on a mountain bike. Certified mountain and canyoning guides will show you the right techniques.

Local customs

Church keeper Erna Keuschnigg from Going knows the church calendar very well, especially when it comes to local traditions such as “crafting Palm Sunday bouquets” or “Wetterläuten.” In an interview, she describes how certain forgotten traditions are still practiced in the Wilder Kaiser region.

Breakfast on the mountain

The cool of the morning, dew on the meadows, and mountain faces bathed in orange light: The beauty of the Wilder Kaiser can be intensely experienced at sunrise during guided tours. “Breakfast on the mountain” features homemade bread, farm-fresh butter, cheese, bacon and fresh milk at one of 37 participating huts and mountain inns. This tasty assortment is your reward for getting up early.

Press & Communication Wilder KaiserMag. Viktoria Gruber | v.gruber@wilderkaiser.info

Winter topics - News & Information about skiing in SkiWelt

Winter Family Expert: Wilder Kaiser

Winter Family Expert: Wilder Kaiser
Winter Family Expert: Wilder Kaiser

Fun in the snow for the whole family in one of the biggest and most modern skiing areas in the world, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental | Childcare directely at the slopes & special offers for families

Skiing area SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

Skiing area SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Skiing area SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

One of the largest and most modern skiing areas in the world offers 284 kilometers of pistes, 90 modern cable cars and lifts, more than 70 rustic alpine huts and après ski bars.

Special winter offers

Special winter offers
Special winter offers

There's lots of good reasons to take a winter holiday in the Wilder Kaiser – perfect ski slopes, cosy huts and spectacular mountain views, all at very reasonable prices with our special offers!