Holidays Wilder Kaiser

Wilder Kaiser: Active holidays

Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are the four major resorts in the Wilder Kaiser area, amid some of Austria’s most impressive mountain scenery. Bike trails and hiking routes wind their ways through the countryside. Crystal-clear lakes, including Hintersteiner See, ensure a refreshing soak on a hot summer’s day. The rugged peaks of Wilder Kaiser offer a range of perfect sites for rock climbing from novice to expert, while the KaiserWelt Scheffau adventure playground makes for a fabulous day out for families with children. In the cold season Wilder Kaiser turns into a picture postcard winter wonderland second to none, offering 280 kilometers of slopes for skiing, 90 uphill facilities and more than 70 mountain restaurants and pubs. Activities include skiing in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental ski area, backcountry skiing, snowshoe walking and dog sledging.

Wilder Kaiser winter wonderland

A winter break in the Wilder Kaiser area is no less exciting: Enjoy skiing in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental ski area (known for its reliable snow cover), snow tubing in Ellmau and romantic rides in a horse-drawn carriage! Innumerable winter activities ensure active and varied holidays for the old and young. Especially skiers and snowboarders appreciate Wilder Kaiser for its untouched powder hills and immaculate slopes. Thanks to 280 kilometers of ski runs, state-of-the-art uphill facilities and excellent value for money the ‘Five-Star’ ski area was repeatedly awarded the title ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’ on the internet platform Those who prefer Nordic sports are offered more than 60 kilometers of cross-country ski trails and stunning views, while families are spoiled with guided (educational) walks, exciting terrain parks, snow tubing adventures, family-friendly hotels and other accommodation, and fun sledge rides down natural tracks.
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Walking & Hiking Wilder Kaiser

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  • Among the highlights of the 5-day Kaiserkrone tour around Wilder Kaiser are the Hintersteiner See lake and the Adlerblick viewpoint. The 65-kilometer tour starts in Going.
  • Crystal-clear lake Hintersteiner See is definitely a must-see! It is also the trailhead for hikes to Stofflhütte and Walleralm, among others.
  • The Tauernblick Panoramarundweg loop trail winds its way past several breathtaking viewpoints, as well as the impressive Schleierwasserfall waterfall and the Gaudeamushütte.
  • Starting at the Hartkaiser top station, the Alpenrosen hike meanders across awe-inspiring fields of Alpine rose. Walking downhill from the Hartkaiser top station, visitors may take the Rübezahlschnitzweg route (past 22 wood-carvings) to the Rübezahlalm.

Climbing Wilder Kaiser

  • The majestic Wilder Kaiser massif makes a real climber's paradise boasting myriad climbing gardens and via ferrata routes - for example the Kaiserschützensteig trail or the new Klamml via ferrata.
  • A number of high Alpine climbing routes for both beginners and real pros are available as well. Leuchsroute on Scheffauer Nordwand north face is made to measure to less experienced sportsmen while advanced climbers get together on the Via Classica or the Fleischbank east wall.
  • The climbing garden at Schleier Waterfall ranks among the unrivaled highlights for skilled climbers. Achleitberg offers countless scenic routes for all ability levels, accessible almost all year round.
  • Bad weather alternatives: top modern climbing halls in Kufstein, Wörgl and Kitzbühel.

1 Ski Resort in Wilder Kaiser

  • Snow Depth Mountain: 65 cm Elevation: 620 - 1957 m KM of slopes: 284 km Operating: 08.12.18 - 31.03.19 Village: Wilder Kaiser Region: Wilder Kaiser
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    51.00 select
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Information on the region

Wilder Kaiser: An ‘imperial’ summer experience

Wilder Kaiser has become a splendid summer destination for active travelers and families alike. The entire area is a paradise for walking, hiking and climbing enthusiasts, offering hiking tours taking several days (e.g. Kaiserkrone trail) and Alpine climbing tours on historic routes (e.g. Fleischbank East Face or Predigtstuhl). The free Kaiserjet bus service links the villages of Going, Ellmau, Söll and Scheffau and offers easy access to the respective trailheads. Guided mountain bike tours starting in Going are organized on a weekly basis. Yet, Wilder Kaiser is not only home to innumerable panorama routes and challenging trails, but also to the Ellmau 27-hole golf course and four more golf courses in the wider Kitzbühel area. On a hot summer’s day there is nothing to beat a refreshing soak in Lake Hintersteinersee or Lake Ahornsee in Söll.
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Climate & Weather

Snow Report Wilder Kaiser
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SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental 65 cm Perfect 30 cm Perfect
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Travel Route & Address

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Dorf 35
6352 Ellmau, Austria