Hiking holidays in the Wilder Kaiser region

700 km of hiking paths, 70 huts and Alpine Inns

Everyday there are fantastic experiences to be had. Make adventure and gourmet pleasure the focus of your day. For a perfect holiday away from the hectic of everyday life, enjoy the ideal location of our hiking hotel by the Wilder Kaiser. Head out onto one of the over 700 km of marked hiking paths with spectacular, impressive views of 70 peaks above 3000 m, and explore some of the circular walks and high altitude hikes in the mountains.

Wilder Kaiser hiking region:

  • 6 worlds of adventure
  • 13 lifts (May - October)
  • 700 km hiking paths
  • 70 huts & Alpine inns
  • Free hikers’ bus  “KaiserJet”
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“Hiking – An activity for your legs and a state of being for your soul”

Greil’s favourite hiking routes:

For those seeking a challenge – mountaineers

Circular hike to the Gruttenhütte

  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Duration: approx. 6 hours
  • Vertical metres: 950 m
  • Length: 14.00 km
  • Start: Going Information Office

Start your hike at the Going tourist information office, follow the Going brook to the Raiffeisenbank. Here, turn left and go through the underpass towards the Schwendterweg. Between the farms on the sunny plateau in Schwendt, you get to see the Wilder Kaiser from its best side, a perfect photo opportunity. Continue in the direction of the Wilder Kaiser. You arrive at a gravel track which then takes you into the forest. In the pleasant quietness and with the babbling of the brook, be careful not to miss the first turning on the right. Follow this track over a bridge, and at the end of the path you will see the Tannbichl car park. Go past the barrier and take the path towards the Wilder Kaiser. After approx.  200 m, you can quench your thirst at the spring trough, filled by the Wilder Kaiser Spring. After this refreshment, continue on the forest track towards the Gaudeamushütte.

TIP:  Once at the hut, take a break and enjoy one of the simply heavenly home-made cakes! Now follow the signs “Gruttenhütte über Klamml” that takes you to the Jubiläumssteig route. This black standard mountain path is for the most part secured with steel ropes, some foot rungs, and ladders. When you finally reach the end, you find yourself standing in front of the Gruttenhütte, the highest hut on the Wilder Kaiser. Sense the mighty power of the Wilder Kaiser and enjoy the view for a while. The way down take you towards the Wochenbrunneralm. You need to cross the few scree fields before you reach the forest path. After a short while you arrive back at the Gaudeamushütte. From this point, you continue downhill the rest of the way. Turn off to the left towards the Brennhütte. From here, a path leads towards Going, and at the end there is a small chapel. Just a few metres right, past the Blattlhof, through the underpass, then along the Auweg and you arrive back where you started.

For explorers – hikers

Brandstadl Panorama Hike Hartkaiser

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Vertical metres: 110 m
  • Length: 4.8 km
  • Start: Scheffau gondola lift to the mountain restaurant Brandstadl

The panoramic hike from the Hartkaiser to the Hexenwasser is ideal for leisure hikers and families. It is a lovely discovery route with breathtaking mountain scenery.

Begin at the Brandstadl mountain restaurant, go past the “KaiserWelt” world of play, and follow path number 40. Continue via the Tanzbodenalm to a large junction of paths. At the next opportunity, turn left onto the Panoramaweg Nr. 6. You soon arrive at the Hartkaiser top station at 1555 m above sea level.

TIP:  Re-energise with some “Buchtel” with vanilla sauce, enjoy the wonderful views of the Wilder Kaiser whilst younger walkers visit “Ellmi’s Zauberwelt” Magic Kingdom, an adventure world for children. The way back takes you a little way on a familiar path, and at the fork, keep to the left and head along the forest track towards Brandstadl Nr. 11. This takes you back onto your start route. Continue up a gentle slope, past the Tanzbodenalm to the Brandstadl top station.

For leisure walkers

Hechtsee in Kufstein circular walk

  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Duration: approx. 45 – 50 min
  • Vertical metres: 34 m
  • Length: 2.7 km
  • Start: Seerestaurant car park

Pure nature. Somewhere to turn off, enjoy the romantic path along the lakeside and through lush woodland.

TIP: You can lengthen your lap as you like. Take a little detour to the Egelsee or to the Längsee lakes. For a longer circuit, continue to the Thierberg chapel.

Kaiserjet

The  “SkiWelt Erlebnis” hiking pass offers you the perfect all-round package for summer in the mountains. It covers all of the lifts operating in summer in the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental region as well as the 6 worlds of adventure. If you want to spare yourself the walk back, you can hop on the “KaiserJet”, the hiking and bathing bus free of charge that runs between Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll.

Equipment & tips

When packing your suitcase, you don’t need to think of everything. We offer a special service for your hiking holidays at the Wilder Kaiser. This includes free hire of Nordic walking sticks, rucksacks, waterproof, and a hiking map of the region with daily hiking tips.

To help you enjoy a relaxed hiking day, let us share some Tyrolean tips and tricks with you.

How do I hike correctly?

  • Enough food and drink for the walk
  • Choose a tour that matches your fitness level
  • Take all bottles, paper, and plastic packaging with you down into the valley and dispose of it correctly
  • Respect wildlife
  • Find out in advance what the weather is going to be like and if there is a bad weather warning, call off the hike immediately
  • If there is an emergency, remain calm and call the mountain rescue

What do i have to take with me?

  • First aid kit (plaster, bandage, disinfectant, torch, mobile phone)
  • Sun protection
  • Hiking boots with good grip
  • Hiking sticks relieve pressure on the spine
  • Comfortable hiking clothes with perhaps a change of clothing (T-shirt)
  • Waterproof jacket

Nordic walking in the Wilder Kaiser region

Start your holiday with full power, escape everyday life and head out into the “Walking High”. There are a large number of beautiful running and Nordic walking routes practically on our doorstep.

It doesn’t always have to be hiking. Head out together over gentle hills and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or embark on one of the more challenging ascents, or simply wander on the plains. Enjoy the mountain scenery around the Wilder Kaiser and re-energise.

This type of sport in the outdoors is incredibly good for your health, stimulating circulation and benefitting your whole body.

Nordic walking tip:

Knollnbrand circuit – Söll

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Length: 6.5 km
  • Start: Central the village – Centre (Whiskymühle)

Start from the car park to the west of the Whiskymühle. This gives you direct access to your Nordic walking pleasure. Head out along the pedestrian zone, then turn right to the pedestrian underpass, past the Freihof to the Moonlightbar. You already find yourself above the Knollenbrand with fascinating views. You then continue along the family piste to the Gasthaus Oberhausberg. The route then takes you on a very quiet road back into the valley. Go past the recycling centre towards Ferienwohnungen Lederer. Take the Sunnseitweg towards the Pirchmooser chapel, past Hotel Fuchs, and return with renewed energy to the village.

Speed trail – Söll

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Length: 1 km
  • Start: Village centre – Centre (Whiskymühle)

The speed trail is perfect for interval training. Here again you start from the car park west of the Whiskymühle. The route takes you past the signs and streetlamps to the junction, then right up to the Wies junction. Turn off sharply to the right, past Hotel Tyrol and the bandstand. A few metres further takes you to the pedestrian zone and back to where you started.

70 huts and Alpine Inns - Wilder Kaiser

Viewpoints, hiking destinations and places to visit. Century-old Alpine huts are scattered like pearls around the Kaisergebirge. Romantic huts, many for generations in family property and out of alpine pastures. For rest and food comes here often spontaneous hut fun.

TIP: Silleralm

Who does not know them yet? Florian and Lotte - also known throughout the Kaisergebirge under the name "Flotten Lotte". The Silleralm is a rustic alpine hut, which is only farmed in the summer. Sennerin and Senner provide for unique, special and unforgettable moments. An absolute highlight on every hike.

Opening hours
Sunday - thurday from 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Friday it is closed

Silleralm
Salvenberg 33
A-6306 Söll
Tel.: +43 5333 5108