Kaiserkrone - stage 1

Kaiserkrone - stage 1


Culinary delicacies and pure rock experience!

Start at the hiking starting point in Going, Hüttling (820 m). Forest road 817 leads you to the Graspoint-Niederalm (981 m). Later, as trail 817, it leads you through the forest, past the Stiegenbach Waterfall and through to the turnoff, where you should take path 827 (Adlerweg trail) up to the Obere Regalm (1,313 m), which offers homemade regional delicacies.

Suitably fortified, you should head uphill through the Alpine meadows on the picturesque trail 827 until you reach the Brennender Palven mountain (also known as the Baumgartenköpfl, 1,572 m). You are rewarded for having made the ascent with fantastic panoramas over the rock massif of the Wilder Kaiser in the north and over the Kitzbühel Alps and Hohe Tauern mountain range in the south. This is also the site of the famous Bergsteigergrab, which is the final resting place of the “Koasamuch”. This famous climber from the “Edelweissgilde” organisation, born Much Wieser in Scheffau in 1888, was dedicated to having summit books on all summits in the Wilder Kaiser region.

Path 824 only leads downhill and heads west to the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut (1,263 m), which offers a wonderful view of the Ellmauer Tor. Hikers with tired legs, will not only find culinary delicacies to fortify themselves, but also the first option for a cozy overnight stay.

If you continue walking, you will keep following path 813/824 towards Gruttenhütte via Klamml (approx. 1.5 hours). The narrow path, which leads through the steep yet fascinating Klamml, is secured with a ladder and several iron clamps (surefootedness and a good head for heights are essential! Caution due to danger of rock falls from the via ferrata! For the moderately difficult/red mountain path no via ferrate equipment is necessary.)
At the exit, enjoy the fantastic view of the “Wildes Schloss” – an imposing rock massif that is steeped in legend and features turrets, peaks, hollows and balconies – and the eastern summit of the Wilder Kaiser.
After following a number of bends, you will reach the Gruttenhütte (1,620 m), the highest mountain hut in the Wilder Kaiser region. The hut is exposed on a rocky crest and has a beautiful sun terrace as well as a view of the Ellmauer Halt, which is the highest summit at 2,344 metres. On a clear day, you can savour wonderful views as far as to the main ridge of the Alps with the Grossglockner mountain.

Obere Regalm - open Friday, Saturday & Sunday in good weather only; mid-September to mid-October Saturday & Sunday

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  • The composition of the trail varies between forest road, trail, cart path, mountain trail, meadow path, gravel, forest trail, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes.

  • 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.

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  • Hiking bus KaiserJet Stops: Ellmau Dorf/BauhofGoing Dorf or Going Badesee.

    Public bus stops: Going Dorf or Going Stanglwirt

    From the Schedererfeld car park or the "Going Dorf" bus stop, continue with the "Hüttling Hiking Bus" free of charge to the starting point of the Kaiserkrone to Going Hüttling.

    More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info/mobility 

  • Heading from Wörgl or Kufstein on the B178 road, take the exit to Going. Pass the Tourist Information office and turn sharply right just after the bridge. Pass the supermarket "M-Preis" and turn left after the "Schedererhaus" and immediately right again in front of the ski school.

    Heading from St. Johann on the B178 road, take the first exit to Going and drive through the village. Before the bridge turn diagonally left. Pass the supermarket "M-Preis" and turn left after the "Schedererhaus" and immediately right again in front of the ski school.

  • Public car par Schedererfeld, Going (780 m) - free

    From the car park directly with the Hüttling hiking bus free of charge to the starting point of the Kaiserkrone to Going Hüttling.

    The car park at the hiking starting point in Hüttling is a day car park, which means that no ticket can be purchased for several days. The parking ticket is therefore only valid on the day of issue! It is a public car park from May to October. During the winter months from November to April the car park is not attended. During this time the use is at your own risk!

    Camping and permanent parking is prohibited on this car park. (Vehicles that are parked illegally will be reported to the police and towed.)

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