In the Wilder Kaiser region, there are lots of mountain huts and Alpine inns inviting you to enjoy a Tyrolean “Brettljause” snack.
For some, the huts are a welcome destination at the end of a hike, where one can enjoy the traditional “Gemütlichkeit” cosiness and the reward of a delicious meal. For others they are simply lovely places with fascinating natural scenery.
Some of the most beautiful huts are the rustic Neualm by the mid-station in Scheffau, the Rübezahl-Alm in Ellmau, the Wochenbrunner Alm and of course also the Silleralm and Stöcklalm.
“You must take the opportunity of tasting a good schnapps at the Silleralm with the herdswoman Lotte.”
The most successful German series to date, “Der Bergdoktor” has been filmed in the Wilder Kaiser region since 2007. You can visit the most beautiful filming locations used in the series yourself. Visit the village square, the Gasthof Wilder Kaiser and the surgery on an Ellmau film walk, or take a look at the Familie Gruber’s mountain farm Söll film tour. Meet the main actor Hans Sigl and his colleagues personally at one of the Bergdoktor fan events.
Highlights in the Wilder Kaiser region:
Bergdoktor mountain festival - 14.09.2023
At the Bergdoktor Mountain Festival on 14 September 2023, all visitors have the opportunity to ask the stars around Hans Sigl questions and experience the actors and actresses up close. The varied stage programme has surprises in store every year and provides excellent entertainment.
Overnight guests, day guests, locals as well as those on short notice are cordially invited to spend an unforgettable time with the series actors. Participation in the event is free of charge and without registration. Normal rates and conditions apply for the ascent with the corresponding mountain railway.
The bathing lakes in the Wilder Kaiser region are certainly worth visiting. On the edge of the forest is the Going bathing lake with panoramic views of the mountains and fed by the springs of the Wilder Kaiser. Hidden amongst the Wilder Kaiser nature conservation area above Scheffau is the Hintersteiner See with its turquoise water reflecting the rocky peaks of the Kaisergebirge mountain range. Söll too has a refreshing dip to offer in the Ahornsee, not far at all from the centre. The Kaiserbad in Ellmau is always a hit with its organic natural swimming pool and its family and slide paradise.
Paragliders enjoy the experience of unique surroundings and you can take off with a tandem flight from the flight sites on the Hohe Salve, Hartkaiser, Brandstadl or Choralpe. The area between the Wilder Kaiser and Brixental offers excellent conditions for keen flyers.
Up, up and away! Get hold of a professional pilot and enjoy a flight from the peak into the valley. Enjoy an unforgettable gliding experience.
The Kaisergebirge mountain range with its many peaks and different rock forms with turrets, chimneys, ridges, and smooth, steep cliffs offers a multitude of possibilities for anyone wanting to experience rock hands-on. As well as the tried and tested Alpine routes, climbers can enjoy themselves in 5 climbing garden areas. There are several via ferrata to round off the range of mountain sports on offer at the Wilder Kaiser.
Find out about our best climbing tips and routes from us direct at the Greil and from the touris Wilder Kaiser information office.
“If the weather is not so good, take a look at our tips for bad weather days.”
Riedel Museum – Shop
Famous throughout the world: RIEDEL GLASS. Visit the 250 year-old glass manufacturer Riedel in Kufstein. Find out about the history, tradition, and present-day. Watch how glassmakers can sensitively work with glass, a very diverse material, as if creating a type of “symphony”. Later, you can purchase hand made or blown Riedel glasses and decanters at a special price for your private Riedel collection at home.
- Riedel Shop: Mo – Fr. 09.30 – 18.00 | Sa. 09.30 – 14.00
- Riedel Museum: Mo - Fr 09:30 - 16.00, Sa 09.30 - 13.00
- Factory: Mo - Fr 09.30 - 16.00
Explore Kufstein from all angles and don’t miss out on any of the features of this fortress town. Take a stroll through the narrow alleys in the old part of the town, experience the history of the Römerhofgasse. Marvel at the architecture of the town hall and enjoy a voyage of discovery in this fortress town.
TIP For a little break:
Fritz – Wein- Café: Extensive wine list, personal, authentic, a real pleasure (even without the Riedel glasses J)
Unterer Stadtplatz 18, Tue – Fri. 16.00 – 24.00, `Sat. 11.00 – 24.00 (closed Sun & Mon)
Stollen 1930: smilethere’sgin – The largest selection of gin in the world, with more than 800 varieties (and an entry in the Guinness book of records). Great gin, great atmosphere.
Römerhofgasse 4, daily from 18.00 – 02.00 (minimum age 21)
The Kufstein fortress (Festung Kufstein) is a popular attraction for guests from all over the world. It was built as a defence fortress and is now a respectable landmark of Kufstein and a significant cultural highlight.
- Daily 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr
- Last admittance 16.00 Uhr
- Bank holidays: open
- Helden organ concerrt: daily 12.00
- Wilder Kaiser Card discount on entry: -10%
Swarovski Kristallwelten (World of crystal glass):
The “Swarovski Kristallwelt” was opened in 1995 to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. It was designed by multi media artist André Heller as a unique place of imagination.
The Swarovski Kristallwelt is now one of the most popular tourist attractions, enchanting visitors from all over the world with the variety on display. Visitors are surprised, touched, and maybe even transformed. The incredible “Wunderkammern” with its “Riesen” giant and garden was opened in 2015. Come and witness ancient history combined with contemporary art. The Art of Performance celebrates Swarovski’s longstanding relationship with Hollywood’s top entertainers and creatives.
- Daily from 09.00 – 19.00
- Last admittance: 18.00
- Swarovski Kristallwelten
- Kristallweltenstraße 1
- 6112 Wattens
- Tel: 0043 5224 51080
From May till November the Tyrolean lifte-style-metropole shows its fascination facettes. Charming, elegant, sporty, combining lifestyle and tradition. Kitzbühel is one of the best known citys in the heart of the Alpes. Combining a historic city center and a lot of famous sport and culture events Kitzbühel is a hot spot in the alps.
Kontakt Kitzbühel Tourismus
Dive into the magic of the world-famous Mozart city of Salzburg where art, culture, tradition, and modern day all come together in harmony. The scenery and architecture make Salzburg an unforgettable work of art in itself.
January, February, March, November and December: Mo-Sa 09.00-18.00
April – October: daily from 09.00-18.00
Shopping in Salzburg
Something for everyone, whether it be the shopping centre with its huge selection and diversity of shops or the designer boutiques. Find a bargain or two in the designer outlet on the edge of the city, or stroll amongst the shops in the old part of the city with family tradition in the romantic ancient alleys in the city centre.
Unser Tip: Visit the many traditional manufacturers in the Getreidegasse, bringing the narrow alleys magically to life. Perhaps you will find a little gift for yourself or those at home.
A visit to the Café Konditorei Fürst - Alter Markt is an absolute must. Even in the 21st-century, the original “Salzburger Mozartkugeln” Mozart balls are made by hand using the same production process and recipe as always. The Konditorei Fürst is also famous for its chocolates and truffle specialities.