Wild and free - on old paths around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days
The Wilder Kaiser fascinates by its majestic appeal. It towers freely over the Sölllandl, aloof and yet inviting, rough and gentle at once. The Kaiserkrone leads mountain hikers on approx. 65 kilometres and about 5,000 altitude metres up and down once around the impressive massif of the Wilder Kaiser and to the most beautiful places with fantastic views from the Chiemsee to the Großglockner. This tour is a unique trip into a mountain world full of stories and experiences.
Depending on snow situation, the Kaiserkrone is accessible from June to Mid-October and is targeted at classic mountain hikers looking for leg lengths in the eight to sixteen kilometre range and walking times of five to eight hours per day (average calculation for the small group, without breaks and adjusted to experience).
Six different entrances, easy and difficult alternative routes and the many overnight accommodations along the route permit very flexible and individual route planning.
2017 renovation works at the Gruttenhütte Ellmau!
2017 renovation works at the Gruttenhütte Ellmau!ATTENTION: In summer 2017 there are some renovation works at the Gruttenhütte in Ellmau. Nevertheless the hut is open daily for food & drinks (except when the helicopter is flying). Overnight stays can only be requested short term by phone.
There are alternative possibilities for overnight stays at the Gaudeamushütte or Riedlhütte. Please make reservations in advance!
Alternative route guidance summer 2017
The overall overview and the 5 legs of the Kaiserkrone
Planning & important information
Here, you can find detailed information that is helpful for planning tours on the Kaiserkrone, no matter if you are hiking the classic tour or planning to use an alternative route here or there.
Arrival & parking
Good to know...
... or what else might be of interest for you; From packing your backpack to the proper behaviour on the mountain to "online stamping" along the Kaiserkrone.
How to find the path?
Who can do the Kaiserkrone?
The Kaiserkrone & 3-day cottage hikes with a guide?