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Kaiserkrone - stage 5

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  • Etappe 5 - Gasteig
    Etappe 5 - Gasteig
    Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser/Andreas Kranzmayr, CC BY, TVB Wilder Kaiser
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Gasteig – Wilder-Kaiser-Steig – Ursulablick – Gscheuerkopf – Graspoint-Hochalm – Graspoint-Niederalm – Going, Hüttling
moderate
Distance 11.2 km
6:00 h
950 m
850 m
1,380 m
752 m

A variety of paths, soft forest floors and an uninterrupted view of the imposing Maukspitze summit!

In Gasteig, follow the signs to Niederkaiserkamm-WKS/Gscheuerkopf. Start by hiking through the forest along the forest road, keeping to the left when you reach the fork before heading past the Rodelhütte mountain hut. Proceed through the meadows, passing the Bacheralm refreshment stop as you continue heading towards Niederkaiserkamm. Shortly before reaching the Metzgeralm, keep walking south (in the direction of Niederkaiserkamm) on the forest road. Follow the curves of the road before turning onto the path towards Niederkaiserkamm that branches off to the right.

Make your way uphill through the cool forest until you reach Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail 823. Here, you should follow the path west in the direction of the Kaiseralmen/Gscheuerkopf. After traversing a passage secured with steel rope, the path leads to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Once there, you can take in the view over the Kitzbühel Alps including the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Maukspitze summit.

Heading across a number of steps, walk along a series of ascents and descents on the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail until you come to the Gscheuerkopf mountain (1,280 m). From here, the path – which is partially exposed and is secured with steel ropes and iron clamps – continues along a wonderfully soft forest floor on the way to a gentle Alpine pasture landscape. Follow the forest road past the Einödalm and the Kaiser-Niederalm. You should subsequently head southwest along trail 819 to the Granderalm. None of the above locations feature any establishments that serve food.

On path 819/824 and subsequently on path 827, the route heads north of the Schleier Waterfall - which is a paradise for climbers - and leads you past the Graspoint-Hochalm, with stunning views of the Ackerlspitze and the Maukspitze summits. You can now take the turnoff leading south on path 817, passing the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back down into the valley and return to the starting point in Going.

Make sure to take sufficient food and drinks with you on this stage!

Tip for climbing enthusiasts with a good head for heights: alternative route via the Schleier Waterfall
If you make the descent via a steep ladder measuring around 5 metres in length, you will be rewarded with a unique spectacle of nature and climbing at the Schleier Waterfall.
For the subsequent descent to Going and for details about this tour, see “Alternative route via Schleier Waterfall”.
 
Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,380 m
Lowest point
752 m
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Graspoint-Niederalm

Start

Gasteig (750 m) (751 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.560790, 12.415080
DMS
47°33'38.8"N 12°24'54.3"E
UTM
33T 305551 5270723
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Destination

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Turn-by-turn directions


A variety of paths, soft forest floors and an uninterrupted view of the imposing Maukspitze summit!

In Gasteig, follow the signs to Niederkaiserkamm. Start by hiking through the forest along the forest road, keeping to the left when you reach the fork before heading past the Rodelhütte mountain hut. Proceed through the meadows as you head south, passing the Bacheralm refreshment stop as you continue heading towards Niederkaiserkamm. Shortly before reaching the Metzgeralm, keep walking south (in the direction of Niederkaiserkamm) on the forest road. Follow the curves of the road before turning onto the path towards Niederkaiserkamm that branches off to the right.

Make your way uphill through the cool forest until you reach Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail 823. Here, you should follow the path west in the direction of the Kaiseralmen. After traversing a passage secured with steel rope and iron clamps, the path leads to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Once there, you can take in the view over the Kitzbühel Alps including the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Maukspitze summit.

Heading across a number of steps, walk along a series of ascents and descents on the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail until you come to the Gscheuerkopf mountain (1,280 m). From here, the path – which is partially exposed and is secured with steel ropes and iron clamps – continues along a wonderfully soft forest floor on the way to a gentle Alpine pasture landscape. Follow the forest road past the Einödalm and the Kaiser-Niederalm. You should subsequently head southwest along trail 819 to the Granderalm. None of the above locations feature any establishments that serve food.

On path 819/824 and subsequently on path 827, the route heads north of the Schleier Waterfall - which is a paradise for climbers - and leads you past the Graspoint-Hochalm, with stunning views of the Ackerlspitze and the Maukspitze summits. You can now take the turnoff leading south on path 817, passing the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back down into the valley and return to the starting point in Going.

Make sure to take sufficient food and drinks with you on this stage!

Tip for climbing enthusiasts with a good head for heights: alternative route via the Schleier Waterfall
If you make the descent via a steep ladder measuring around 5 metres in length, you will be rewarded with a unique spectacle of nature and climbing at the Schleier Waterfall.
For the subsequent descent to Going and for details about this tour, see “Alternative route via Schleier Waterfall”.
 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the Ruftaxi Ellmau-Going you get back to the parking lot Schedererfeld.

More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

Getting there


A variety of paths, soft forest floors and an uninterrupted view of the imposing Maukspitze summit!

In Gasteig, follow the signs to Niederkaiserkamm. Start by hiking through the forest along the forest road, keeping to the left when you reach the fork before heading past the Rodelhütte mountain hut. Proceed through the meadows as you head south, passing the Bacheralm refreshment stop as you continue heading towards Niederkaiserkamm. Shortly before reaching the Metzgeralm, keep walking south (in the direction of Niederkaiserkamm) on the forest road. Follow the curves of the road before turning onto the path towards Niederkaiserkamm that branches off to the right.

Make your way uphill through the cool forest until you reach Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail 823. Here, you should follow the path west in the direction of the Kaiseralmen. After traversing a passage secured with steel rope and iron clamps, the path leads to the Ursulablick viewpoint. Once there, you can take in the view over the Kitzbühel Alps including the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Maukspitze summit.

Heading across a number of steps, walk along a series of ascents and descents on the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail until you come to the Gscheuerkopf mountain (1,280 m). From here, the path – which is partially exposed and is secured with steel ropes and iron clamps – continues along a wonderfully soft forest floor on the way to a gentle Alpine pasture landscape. Follow the forest road past the Einödalm and the Kaiser-Niederalm. You should subsequently head southwest along trail 819 to the Granderalm. None of the above locations feature any establishments that serve food.

On path 819/824 and subsequently on path 827, the route heads north of the Schleier Waterfall - which is a paradise for climbers - and leads you past the Graspoint-Hochalm, with stunning views of the Ackerlspitze and the Maukspitze summits. You can now take the turnoff leading south on path 817, passing the Graspoint-Niederalm as you head back down into the valley and return to the starting point in Going.

Make sure to take sufficient food and drinks with you on this stage!

Tip for climbing enthusiasts with a good head for heights: alternative route via the Schleier Waterfall
If you make the descent via a steep ladder measuring around 5 metres in length, you will be rewarded with a unique spectacle of nature and climbing at the Schleier Waterfall.
For the subsequent descent to Going and for details about this tour, see “Alternative route via Schleier Waterfall”.
 

Coordinates

DD
47.560790, 12.415080
DMS
47°33'38.8"N 12°24'54.3"E
UTM
33T 305551 5270723
w3w 
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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
11.2 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
950 m
Descent
850 m
Highest point
1,380 m
Lowest point
752 m
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