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Kaiserkrone - stage 1

Long distance hiking trail · Region Wilder Kaiser
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  • Etappe Regalpspitze
    Etappe Regalpspitze
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser/von Felbert_Reiter, CC BY, TVB Wilder Kaiser
m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Gruttenhütte Gaudeamushütte Obere Regalm Graspoint-Niederalm
Going, Hüttling – Graspoint-Niederalm – Obere Regalm – Brennender Palven – Gaudeamushütte – Klamml – Gruttenhütte
moderate
Distance 7.9 km
5:00 h
1,250 m
450 m
1,620 m
820 m

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). In the cosy mountain hut below the south faces of the Regalmspitze summit, there is a special organic buffet offering breakfast on the mountain every “dry” Wednesday. This includes fresh homemade farmhouse bread along with sausage from the farm’s own cows.

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. For hikers with tired legs, this also marks the first option for a cosy 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.

Caution:
Obere Regalm – in the summer, food is served only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays when the weather is good.
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Maria Luise Handl
Update: July 22, 2019
Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,620 m
Lowest point
820 m
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Rest stops

Gaudeamushütte
Obere Regalm
Gruttenhütte
Graspoint-Niederalm

Start

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m) (819 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.530500, 12.354500
DMS
47°31'49.8"N 12°21'16.2"E
UTM
33T 300879 5267511
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Destination

Gaudeamushütte, Going (1,263 m) / Gruttenhütte, Ellmau (1,620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions


Enjoy the best Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) and the rocky surroundings!

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). In the cosy mountain hut below the south faces of the Regalmspitze summit, there is a special organic buffet offering breakfast on the mountain every “dry” Wednesday. This includes fresh homemade farmhouse bread along with sausage from the farm’s own cows.

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 tempting homemade pastries from the Leichtfried family. For hikers with tired legs, this also marks the first option for a cosy overnight stay directly at the foot of the Ellmauer Tor rock saddle.

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!).
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 the Grossvenediger mountain.
The cosy Riedlhütte mountain hut (1,224 m) is another option for an overnight stay.

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!

Tip for climbing enthusiasts: Klamml via ferrata
Here, experienced via ferrata climbers can take on a special challenge. A good head for heights and a dash of bravery are essential for climbing the Klamml via ferrata. The via ferrata is composed of two sections: the lower section features difficulty level B/C, whereas the upper section contains portions with difficulty level D as well as a spectacular 12-metre long two-rope bridge that connects the two sections. Both provide a real adrenaline kick. (To be used exclusively with a helmet, climbing harness and via ferrata set.)

Caution:
Obere Regalm – in the summer, food is served only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays when the weather is good.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

KaiserJet stop “Going Badesee” or "Going Dorf Kriegerdenkmal or Postbus stop "Going Stanglwirt" oder "Going Dorf".

Continue with the Ruftaxi Ellmau-Going to the starting point of the Kaiserkrone to Going Hüttling for € 2,- per person.

More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info/mobil

Getting there

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.

Parking

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



From the parking lot directly with the Ruftaxi Ellmau-Going to the starting point of the Kaiserkrone to Going Hüttling for € 2,- per person.



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.)

Coordinates

DD
47.530500, 12.354500
DMS
47°31'49.8"N 12°21'16.2"E
UTM
33T 300879 5267511
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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 for € 6,90 -  with Wilder Kaiser Guest Card for € 6, -.

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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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,250 m
Descent
450 m
Highest point
1,620 m
Lowest point
820 m
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