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.
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.
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.