Kaiserkrone - stage 3

Kaiserkrone - stage 3


Legendary huts & legendary rock faces!

Continue east on trail 827 until you reach the entrance to the Bettlersteig trail. In a series of sharp bends, this leads past the Talofenschlucht gorge and the north face of the Hackenköpfe mountains. It begins with a steep descent, mostly on steps and across eight ditches, with one passage secured using a wire rope and iron clamps. Heading shortly uphill, you will then reach the Strasswalch Jagdhütte mountain hut below the Strasswalchschlucht gorge and continue further into the Kaisertal valley on the Bettlersteig trail. This will bring you to the Anton-Karg-Haus mountain hut (also known as Hinterbärenbad, 829 m), which is located in a picturesque basin above the Hörfarter Kapelle chapel.

On footpath 96/801 you walk along the stream and over steps slightly uphill to the cosy Hans-Berger-Haus (also known as Kaisertalhaus, 936 m) with regional cuisine and traditional mountaineering ambience.

From here you continue along path 801, the climb becomes steeper, through the forest and over serpentines and a number of steps on your way up to the Stripsenjochhaus mountain hut (1,577 m). This is located on a rise at the foot of the legendary “Totenkirchl” and “Fleischbank” rock faces, which have attained cult status in climbing circles. Enjoy the sunset as it turns the Wilder Kaiser peaks orange!

Tip for true climbing enthusiasts: hike through the Ellmauer Tor
Experience the fascination of the Wilder Kaiser with its imposing and historic rock faces when crossing from north to south.
For detailed information, see the corresponding alternative route.

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  • The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, paths, meadow and forest trails and 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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Ackerlhütten circular hike

Ackerlhütten circular hike
Ackerlhütten circular hike
Ackerlhütten circular hike

Intermediate circular hike with breathtaking views on the surrounding mountains.Attention: Trail no 828 is closed due to danger of falling rocks. Detour via path no. 816 and 827 via the Obere Regalm

Hiking starting point Tannbichl, Going (857 m)

Hiking starting point Tannbichl, Going (857 m)



4:45 h

9,8 km

760 Elevation gain




16 °C

  • 13° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 18° Mountain
  • 15 %



28 °C

  • 14° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 23° Mountain
  • 15 %

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24 °C

  • 16° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 19° Mountain
  • 60 %



25 °C

  • 15° Valley
  • 5 km/h
  • 19° Mountain
  • 40 %


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