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Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days

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  • Kaiserkrone
    / Kaiserkrone
    Photo: Peter von Felbert, Peter von Felbert
  • Etappe Regalpspitze
    / Etappe Regalpspitze
    Photo: Peter von Felbert, Peter von Felbert
  • Obere Regalm
    / Obere Regalm
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser, TVB Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe Regalpspitze
    / Etappe Regalpspitze
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Gaudeamushütte im Kaisergebirge
    / Gaudeamushütte im Kaisergebirge
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser/Roland Schonner, TVB Wilder Kaiser/Roland Schonner
  • Gaudeamushütte
    / Gaudeamushütte
    Photo: von Felbert/Reiter, von Felbert/Reiter
  • Ellmauer Tor
    / Ellmauer Tor
    Photo: von Felbert/Reiter, von Felbert/Reiter
  • Klammlweg
    / Klammlweg
    Photo: von Felbert/Reiter, von Felbert/Reiter
  • Etappe 1 - Klammlweg
    / Etappe 1 - Klammlweg
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Klamml
    / Klamml
    Photo: von Felbert/Reiter, von Felbert/Reiter
  • 20180603_082833_1.jpg
    / 20180603_082833_1.jpg
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser/Maria Luise Handl, TVB Wilder Kaiser/Maria Luise Handl
  • Etappe 2 - WKS
    / Etappe 2 - WKS
    Photo: Maria Luise Handl, Maria Luise Handl
  • Etappe 2 - Kaiser Hochalm
    / Etappe 2 - Kaiser Hochalm
    Photo: Chris Thomas, Chris Thomas
  • Etappe 2 - Steiner Hochalm
    / Etappe 2 - Steiner Hochalm
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser, TVB Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 2 - Hintersteiner See
    / Etappe 2 - Hintersteiner See
    Photo: Simon Oberleitner, Simon Oberleitner
  • Etappe 3 - Walleralm
    / Etappe 3 - Walleralm
    Photo: Maria Luise Handl, Maria Luise Handl
  • Etappe 3 - Kaindlhütte
    / Etappe 3 - Kaindlhütte
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 3 - Steinbergalm
    / Etappe 3 - Steinbergalm
    Photo: Maria Luise Handl, Maria Luise Handl
  • Bettlersteig
    / Bettlersteig
    Photo: Andreas Handl, Andreas Handl
  • Etappe 3 - Anton-Karg-Haus
    / Etappe 3 - Anton-Karg-Haus
    Photo: Anton-Karg-Haus, Anton-Karg-Haus
  • Etappe 3 - Hans-Berger-Haus
    / Etappe 3 - Hans-Berger-Haus
    Photo: Hans-Berger-Haus, Hans-Berger-Haus
  • Sonnenuntergang am Stripsenjochhaus
    / Sonnenuntergang am Stripsenjochhaus
    Photo: Andreas Handl, Andreas Handl
  • Sonnenaufgang am Stripsenjochhaus
    / Sonnenaufgang am Stripsenjochhaus
    Photo: Andreas Handl, Andreas Handl
  • Stripsenjochhaus
    / Stripsenjochhaus
    Photo: Emanuel Adensam, Emanuel Adensam
  • Etappe 4 - Tavonarokreuz
    / Etappe 4 - Tavonarokreuz
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Stripsenkopf
    / Etappe 4 - Stripsenkopf
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Stripsenkopf
    / Etappe 4 - Stripsenkopf
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Frankenländer Nadel
    / Etappe 4 - Frankenländer Nadel
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Frankenländer Nadel
    / Etappe 4 - Frankenländer Nadel
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 4 - Blick in Steinerne Rinne
    / Etappe 4 - Blick in Steinerne Rinne
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Feldberg
    / Feldberg
    Photo: Andreas Handl, Andreas Handl
  • Etappe 4 - Griesenau nach Gasteig
    / Etappe 4 - Griesenau nach Gasteig
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Griesenau nach Gasteig
    / Etappe 4 - Griesenau nach Gasteig
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 4 - Gasteig
    / Etappe 4 - Gasteig
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
  • Etappe 5 - Bacheralm
    / Etappe 5 - Bacheralm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 5 - Ursulakreuz
    / Etappe 5 - Ursulakreuz
    Photo: Maria Luise Handl, Maria Luise Handl
  • Niederkaiserkamm
    / Niederkaiserkamm
    Photo: Andreas Handl, Andreas Handl
  • Etappe 5 - Granderalm
    / Etappe 5 - Granderalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 5 - Abzweigung Schleierwasserfall
    / Etappe 5 - Abzweigung Schleierwasserfall
    Photo: Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser
  • Etappe 5 - Maukspitze
    / Etappe 5 - Maukspitze
    Photo: Andreas Kranzmayr, Andreas Kranzmayr
Map / Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days
500 1000 1500 2000 m km 10 20 30 40 50 60 Obere Regalm Gaudeamushütte Gruttenhütte Steiner-Hochalm Gasthof Bärnstatt Seestüberl Jausenstation Maier Stöfflhütte Walleralm Kaindlhütte Anton-Karg-Haus Hans-Berger-Haus Stripsenjochhaus Griesenau Kramerhof
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Wild and free - 5 days of hiking on old paths around the Wilder Kaiser

The five-day hike from hut to hut is one of the most beautiful multi-day circular tours in Tirol. It takes mountain walkers along a route of around 65 kilometres, featuring ascents and descents with a difference in altitude of approximately 5,000 metres as they circle around the imposing Wilder Kaiser massif.
medium
64.5 km
35:00 h
5000 m
5000 m
The five stages of the Kaiserkrone can be customised and also feature a range of options for overnight stays in some cases. The various entrances and exits, the many huts and the shorter Alpine routes and summit ascents make it possible to tackle the Kaiserkrone in a variety of ways.

The starting point is in Going, Hüttling (820 m). A forest road takes you past the Graspoint-Niederalm mountain hut and up to the Obere Regalm. From here, walk past the Baumgartenköpfl mountain featuring the Bergsteigergrab, the last rest stop on the “Koasamuch”, and head towards the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut. Stop off here for the best Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) around (overnight stays also available). The path leads through the imposing Klamml and up to the Gruttenhütte, the highest hut in the Wilder Kaiser region and a starting point for a great many climbers and mountain walkers. A further option for an overnight stay is the cosy Riedlhütte mountain hut (1,224 m).

CAUTION: due to renovation work, the Gruttenhütte in Ellmau will only be open to a limited number of guests in summer 2017. With regard to the availability of places for overnight stays, at least on particular weekends, this information will only be announced at short notice.
Alternative options for overnight stays are provided by the Gaudeamushütte and the Riedlhütte. Please make sure to reserve your places at these mountain huts in good time!

The next stage leads around the Treffauer mountain, heading through mountain pines and forested sections until you come to the idyllic Alpine pasture landscape of the Kaiser-Hochalm. Continue on to the Steiner-Hochalm mountain hut. After pausing for a drink while enjoying the sound of the harp, follow the route downhill towards Hintersteiner See. The crystal clear mountain lake offers welcome refreshment for tired feet.

From Hintersteiner See, hike towards the Walleralm Alpine pasture at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain and continue to the Hochegg mountain with its wonderful views down into the Inntal valley. Heading across Alpine pastures, the path leads to the high plateau of the Kaindlhütte mountain hut. On the northern side of the Wilder Kaiser, the Bettlersteig trail takes you past two gorges as you make your way to the Anton-Karg-Haus. You should then continue to the Hans-Berger-Haus and onward until you reach the Stripsenjochhaus, which offers fantastic views over the Totenkirchl and Predigtstuhl rock faces that are several hundred metres high.

Walk on via the Stripsenkopf, the Feldberg and the Scheibenbichlberg mountains as you head down into the romantic Kaiserbachtal valley. This route offers a whole series of wonderful views into wild rocky gorges such as the Steinerne Rinne in the south while leading all the way to Chiemsee lake in the north. From Griesenau, this stage leads along the Engelbach stream and continues on the forest road until you reach Gasteig.

The Maukspitze summit is a constant presence on this stage, which heads south along the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail as it passes through the forest and across Alpine pastures on the way to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Crossing the Niederkaiser, you are able to reach the Graspoint-Hochalm. The return leg takes you via the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back to the starting point in Going, Hüttling.

See the individual stages of the Kaiserkrone for further details.

Caution:
Obere Regalm – in the summer, food is served only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is good.
the Steiner-Hochalm only serves drinks!

Quality route according to Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1813 m
722 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Graspoint-Niederalm
Gaudeamushütte
Seestüberl
Kaindlhütte
Obere Regalm
Gasthof Bärnstatt
Steiner-Hochalm
Stöfflhütte
Jausenstation Maier
Walleralm
Gruttenhütte
Hans-Berger-Haus
Anton-Karg-Haus
Stripsenjochhaus
Griesenau
Cafe Pension Hautz
Kramerhof

Equipment

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.

Start

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m) (818 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.530420 N 12.354540 E
UTM
33T 300882 5267502

Destination

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The five stages of the Kaiserkrone can be customised and also feature a range of options for overnight stays in some cases. The various entrances and exits, the many huts and the shorter Alpine routes and summit ascents make it possible to tackle the Kaiserkrone in a variety of ways.

The starting point is in Going, Hüttling (820 m). A forest road takes you past the Graspoint-Niederalm mountain hut and up to the Obere Regalm. From here, walk past the Baumgartenköpfl mountain featuring the Bergsteigergrab, the last rest stop on the “Koasamuch”, and head towards the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut. Stop off here for the best Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) around (overnight stays also available). The path leads through the imposing Klamml and up to the Gruttenhütte, the highest hut in the Wilder Kaiser region and a starting point for a great many climbers and mountain walkers. A further option for an overnight stay is the cosy Riedlhütte mountain hut (1,224 m).

CAUTION: due to renovation work, the Gruttenhütte in Ellmau will only be open to a limited number of guests in summer 2017. With regard to the availability of places for overnight stays, at least on particular weekends, this information will only be announced at short notice.
Alternative options for overnight stays are provided by the Gaudeamushütte and the Riedlhütte. Please make sure to reserve your places at these mountain huts in good time!

The next stage leads around the Treffauer mountain, heading through mountain pines and forested sections until you come to the idyllic Alpine pasture landscape of the Kaiser-Hochalm. Continue on to the Steiner-Hochalm mountain hut. After pausing for a drink while enjoying the sound of the harp, follow the route downhill towards Hintersteiner See. The crystal clear mountain lake offers welcome refreshment for tired feet.

From Hintersteiner See, hike towards the Walleralm Alpine pasture at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain and continue to the Hochegg mountain with its wonderful views down into the Inntal valley. Heading across Alpine pastures, the path leads to the high plateau of the Kaindlhütte mountain hut. On the northern side of the Wilder Kaiser, the Bettlersteig trail takes you past two gorges as you make your way to the Anton-Karg-Haus. You should then continue to the Hans-Berger-Haus and onward until you reach the Stripsenjochhaus, which offers fantastic views over the Totenkirchl and Predigtstuhl rock faces that are several hundred metres high.

Walk on via the Stripsenkopf, the Feldberg and the Scheibenbichlberg mountains as you head down into the romantic Kaiserbachtal valley. This route offers a whole series of wonderful views into wild rocky gorges such as the Steinerne Rinne in the south while leading all the way to Chiemsee lake in the north. From Griesenau, this stage leads along the Engelbach stream and continues on the forest road until you reach Gasteig.

The Maukspitze summit is a constant presence on this stage, which heads south along the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail as it passes through the forest and across Alpine pastures on the way to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Crossing the Niederkaiser, you are able to reach the Graspoint-Hochalm. The return leg takes you via the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back to the starting point in Going, Hüttling.

See the individual stages of the Kaiserkrone for further details.

Caution:
Obere Regalm – in the summer, food is served only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is good.
the Steiner-Hochalm only serves drinks!

Public transport

KaiserJet (hiking bus) stop "Going Badesee" or Postbus stop at Stanglwirt

More information on www.wilderkaiser.info

Getting there

On the B178 road coming from Wörgl, Kufstein take the turnoff Going and park at the public car park next to the fire station.

Parking

Public car park next to the fire station, Going - free of charge.

Take the Aupromenade along the stream until you reach the Stanglwirt inn, then head towards the Kaisergebirge mountain range/Hüttling (around 1 hour to reach Hüttling, the starting point of the Kaiserkrone).

Long-term parking is not permitted at the hiking starting point in Hüttling! (Vehicles that are illegally parked will be reported to the police and towed.)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Folder "Mehrtageswanderungen von Hütte zu Hütte"  - Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser

Author’s map recommendations

Wilder Kaiser hiking map (1:25.000) available at the Tourist information offices Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll.

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
64.5 km
Duration
35:00 h
Ascent
5000 m
Descent
5000 m
With refreshment stops Faunistic highlights Botanical highlights Round tour Stage tour Nice views

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