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Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days

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Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days

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Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Hiking

Medium

35 h

5000 Altitude

65,0 km

1813 m

Settings

  • average / red mountain path
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Description

The five stages of the Kaiserkrone can be customised and also feature a range of options for overnight stays in some cases. The various entrances and exits, the many huts and the shorter Alpine routes and summit ascents make it possible to tackle the Kaiserkrone in a variety of ways.

The starting point is in Going, Hüttling (820 m). A forest road takes you past the Graspoint-Niederalm mountain hut and up to the Obere Regalm. From here, walk past the Baumgartenköpfl mountain featuring the Bergsteigergrab, the last rest stop on the “Koasamuch”, and head towards the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut. Stop off here for the best Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) around (overnight stays also available). The path leads through the imposing Klamml and up to the Gruttenhütte, the highest hut in the Wilder Kaiser region and a starting point for a great many climbers and mountain walkers. A further option for an overnight stay is the cosy Riedlhütte mountain hut (1,224 m).

CAUTION: due to renovation work, the Gruttenhütte in Ellmau will only be open to a limited number of guests in summer 2017. With regard to the availability of places for overnight stays, at least on particular weekends, this information will only be announced at short notice.
Alternative options for overnight stays are provided by the Gaudeamushütte and the Riedlhütte. Please make sure to reserve your places at these mountain huts in good time!

The next stage leads around the Treffauer mountain, heading through mountain pines and forested sections until you come to the idyllic Alpine pasture landscape of the Kaiser-Hochalm. Continue on to the Steiner-Hochalm mountain hut. After pausing for a drink while enjoying the sound of the harp, follow the route downhill towards Hintersteiner See. The crystal clear mountain lake offers welcome refreshment for tired feet.

From Hintersteiner See, hike towards the Walleralm Alpine pasture at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain and continue to the Hochegg mountain with its wonderful views down into the Inntal valley. Heading across Alpine pastures, the path leads to the high plateau of the Kaindlhütte mountain hut. On the northern side of the Wilder Kaiser, the Bettlersteig trail takes you past two gorges as you make your way to the Anton-Karg-Haus. You should then continue to the Hans-Berger-Haus and onward until you reach the Stripsenjochhaus, which offers fantastic views over the Totenkirchl and Predigtstuhl rock faces that are several hundred metres high.

Walk on via the Stripsenkopf, the Feldberg and the Scheibenbichlberg mountains as you head down into the romantic Kaiserbachtal valley. This route offers a whole series of wonderful views into wild rocky gorges such as the Steinerne Rinne in the south while leading all the way to Chiemsee lake in the north. From Griesenau, this stage leads along the Engelbach stream and continues on the forest road until you reach Gasteig.

The Maukspitze summit is a constant presence on this stage, which heads south along the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail as it passes through the forest and across Alpine pastures on the way to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Crossing the Niederkaiser, you are able to reach the Graspoint-Hochalm. The return leg takes you via the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back to the starting point in Going, Hüttling.

See the individual stages of the Kaiserkrone for further details.

Caution:
Obere Regalm – in the summer, food is served only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is good.
the Steiner-Hochalm only serves drinks!

Informations

  • From June to mid-October
  • The composition of the trail varies between forest road, trail, cart path, road, mountain trail, meadow path, gravel, forest trail, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes, short sections on asphalt.
  • Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash

    Additions for overnight stay at mountain hut:
    Mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, Alpine Club ID Card, cash, charger for mobile phone

    The hiking routes between the huts are often rather long, we recommend taking plenty of food and drink and booking your overnight stays well in advance.
  • Arrival:
    Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, turn off the road in Going and park at the public car park next to the fire station (located east of the centre of the village).

    Parking:
    Public car park next to Going fire station – free

    Take the Aupromenade along the stream until you reach the Stanglwirt inn, then head towards the Kaisergebirge mountain range/Hüttling (around 1 hour to reach Hüttling, the starting point of the Kaiserkrone) or you take the "Hiking bus Hüttling" directly to the starting point.

    Long-term parking is not permitted at the hiking starting point in Hüttling! (Vehicles that are parked illegally will be reported to the police and towed.)

    Public transport:
    KaiserJet stop “Going Badesee” or "Going Dorf Kriegerdenkmal or Postbus stop "Going Stanglwirt" oder "Going Dorf" and further on by the "Hiking bus Hüttling" to the hiking starting point.
    More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

Refreshments

Graspoint Niederalm

Graspoint Niederalm

Graspoint Niederalm

Currently closed, open from 15.05.2020

Going am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 664 88690750

Regalm

Regalm

Regalm

Opened - Today 09:30 - 16:00

Going am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 664 1309164

Steiner Hochalm

Steiner Hochalm

Steiner Hochalm

Opened - Today 09:00 - 20:00

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 664 1757 986

Bärnstatt

Bärnstatt

Bärnstatt

Opened - Today 11:00 - 22:00

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 5358 8113

Restaurant Maier

Restaurant Maier

Restaurant Maier

Opened - Today 08:00 - 22:00

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 5358 8203

Stöfflhütte

Stöfflhütte

Stöfflhütte

Opened - Today 08:00 - 17:00

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

(0043) 664 5249441

Kaindlhütte

Kaindlhütte

Kaindlhütte

Opened - Today 10:00 - 18:00

Kufstein

(0049) 174 8067449

Kafma Alm

Kafma Alm

Kafma Alm

Opened - Today 09:00 - 22:00

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

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