Hartkaiserweg trail

Hartkaiserweg trail

Hartkaiserweg trail

Description

This tour is perfect for those who prefer walking downhill to walking uphill.
Walk to the Hartkaiserbahn valley station and take the comfortable gondola lift to the Hartkaiser at an elevation of 1,550 metres. At the top, a short circular walk takes you through the forest to the photo point featuring a panoramic frame for taking shots with the Wilder Kaiser in the background. At the Kaiserexpress chairlift, head downhill along the prepared winter hiking trail. After a short walk you will reach the next stop, the Jägerhütte mountain inn. From here, continue on to the rustic Rübezahl-Alm mountain hut. It is worth taking a detour to the Berggasthof Hochschwendt mountain inn, where you can enjoy its popular cakes and Tirolean specialities. This is followed by a gentle walk back down into the valley past the Bergdoktorhaus (used as a location for the German-Austrian TV series “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor)).

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Information

  • The composition of the trail varies between short sections of asphalt and snow-covered winter hiking trails.

  • Sturdy high mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles (waterproof), weather-appropriate outdoor gear (breathable) incl. 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 hot drinks, 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 card, insurance card, cash.

  • Heading from Wörgl or Kufstein on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then take the first exit at the roundabout. Drive along the bypass, then turn towards the centre of Ellmau when you reach the end (between MPreis and the Sporthotel). Continue straight on until you see the Tourist Information Office on the right-hand side (short-stay parking zone). The hiking starting point is located opposite this on the left-hand side.

    Heading from St. Johann on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and drive straight on through the town until you see the Tourist Information Office on the right-hand side (short-stay parking zone). The hiking starting point is located opposite this on the left-hand side.

  • Public car parks in Ellmau centre or west - for free.

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