The Brandstadl gondola lift provides a comfortable journey from Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser to the Brandstadl mountain, the starting point of this panoramic hike. From the Brandstadlbahn summit station, hike past the Brandstadl mountain restaurant
and the “KaiserWelt
” leisure park. After a brief descent, follow the path markings numbered “40”. Having passed the Tanzbodenalm
mountain inn and a large crossroads, turn left at the first opportunity to join the panoramic trail no. 6. Featuring almost no change in elevation, this trail will lead you to the summit station on the Hartkaiser (1,555 m). Before you visit the viewing terrace at the Hartkaiser panoramic restaurant and enjoy the beautiful view of the Wilder Kaiser, you will first pass through “Ellmi’s Zauberwelt
” - a world of nature and adventure, full of sprites, fairies and forest spirits. On the return leg, you should follow the same path back for a short distance until you come to the next fork. Instead of taking the panoramic trail, keep left and hike towards the Brandstadl along a forest road (trail no. 11). You will ultimately rejoin the original route from the outward leg, hiking up a slight incline as you pass the Tanzbodenalm and return to the Brandstadl summit station.