pleasure moments in the Tyrolean mountains
during a holiday in Austria
The unique natural landscape of the Kitzbühel Alps can be explored both in a sporty and leisurely way while hiking. Our resort, which has been awarded the hiking quality seal, is the perfect starting point for extensive hikes.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Zireiner See, the rushing water masses in the Tiefenbachklamm or the romance of the Reintaler See during an active holiday in Tyrol.
To ensure that you are optimally equipped for your hiking holiday in the Alpbach Valley, telescopic poles, rucksacks, rain protection, drying room and map material are available free of charge directly at the hotel.
Our hiking programme includes many hiking activities with our certified hiking guide and also the owner of the house.
Several times a week, our certified hiking guide Andreas invites all hiking enthusiasts among our guests to join guided hiking tours into the picturesque world of the Kitzbühel Alps. You will discover hidden places and traditional huts and enjoy unforgettable views during your active holiday. The guided hikes are easy to medium-difficult, and as a special extra all participants receive a healthy snack package and many beautiful souvenir photos.
Another natural jewel in the heart of Tyrol is the Wildschönau, about three quarters of an hour's drive from Alpach, where many beautiful walks and summer landscape experiences can be enjoyed.
Good to know: The Wiedersbergerhornbahn in Alpbach and the Reitherkogelbahn in Reith bring you quickly and effortlessly closer to the summit. This means that nothing is in the way of unlimited hiking possibilities. For all guests with the Alpbachtal Card, the use of the summer mountain railways is free of charge.
Duration: approx.5 hours Difficulty: middle Altitude: 1899 m
From the hotel, walk in the direction of the Congress-Centrum. The way to our starting point continues in a somewhat longer stretch (approx. 500 m) through the village centre, always in an easterly direction. As a further point of orientation, you will walk up the Blaiksteig to the starting point. The second stage takes you along a wide road (driving ban) via the "Marienweg" (No.A20) to the Hösljoch chapel. In about 30 minutes you reach the Hösljochkapelle, where you will be accompanied by various stations of the cross. At Hösljoch we turn north and climb slowly and comfortably higher. Again and again there are views who invite you to make a stop. In order to escape the higher rising sun and increasing heat, the last stage of our hike takes us in steady left and right loops towards the summit. At the summit a bench invites you to sit down and a wreath of peaks with such important names as Schatzberg, Großer Galtenberg and Wiedersberger Horn opens up in front of you. The ridge path (hence the name!) requires two ascents and subsequent descents:
Coming down there are two possibilities:
descent towards the Holzalm (path no. 10 or B28) and back to the starting point.
about 1 hour and 45 minutes
descent via Hauserjoch in the direction of Bischoferalm (path no. A18) back to Alpbach.
about 1 hour and 30 minutes
The Steinbergalm is famous for their home made cheese!
Duration: approximately1:30 hours Difficulty: middle Altitude: 1710 m
With your car you drive to Inneralpbach to the Wiedersbergerhorn car park. From there the hike starts. Turn left into the so-called Luegergraben. Pass fir trees and woods until you reach a large wooden bridge, where you turn right. Follow the path straight on until you reach a gravel road. From there you also follow this gravel road. Along the stream and past the Kühtaialm. From now on the path is always a little bit uphill, but it is easy to manage. After about an hour's walk you will reach the Faulbaumgartenalm. There you have already earned yourself a hearty snack. At this rustic hut you can really collect energy in the sun. Afterwards, you can walk along a wonderful alpine path to the Steinbergalm, where you will be well strengthened. The Steinbergalm is famous for its homemade mountain cheese, which you can also taste on the spot.
Enjoy a nice view over Kramsach, Rattenberg, Rofan and Wilder Kaiser
Duration: approx. 4 hours Difficulty: middle
From the car park at Lipperheide Castle (entrance to Matzenpark) through Matzenpark, one of the most beautiful and valuable cultural landscapes in Tyrol. After the nymphaeum keep right and walk towards Percha/Mühlbichl. At the Mühlbichl district, walk slightly downhill and cross the state road, continuing towards the Mehrn district. Follow the path towards Burg Lanegg and then to the school. Continue in the direction of Mehrnsteinweg until you reach Mariahilfbergl. From here begins a narrow forest path with a gradient, which should only be taken if you are free from giddiness. In between there are great views of Kramsach, Rattenberg, Rofan and Wilder Kaiser. At the Stadtbergkapelle (forest chapel) either down the forest road to Rattenberg or alternatively: Left at the Stadtbergkapelle (forest chapel) down the Way of the Cross to Rattenberg - after about 500 m a narrow Way of the Cross leads off to the upper castle ruins on the left. After approx. 2 min. you can get a great overview of the old walls of the upper castle ruins. Attention! Be sure to take the same route back to the Way of the Cross, as the narrow descent from the castle ruins to Rattenberg is steep and dangerous (not supervised!).
After a walk through the historic pedestrian zone of Rattenberg with its numerous glass art shops, take a leisurely walk along the Inn cycle path towards Innsbruck. After the Montanwerke Brixlegg, walk another 300 m to the rest area on the Inn, then turn left and walk slightly uphill to the Weng district. Walk through the settlement to the B171 main road, cross it and walk along the Parkallee on the other side at the Matzenpark entrance gate. Past the tennis court and playground to Matzen Estate. Walk through the garden (nice place to stop for a bite to eat with an enchanting garden and a view of Matzen Castle) and past the carp and lion pond to the car park at Lipperheide Castle.
Option: walk from Lipperheide Castle in the direction of the Innweg and then visit Lichtwerth Castle and the ruins of Kropfsberg Castle near St. Gertraudi (cannot be visited from inside).
The path can of course also be walked in reverse order from Rattenberg.
Highlight: the breathtaking view on the top of the Tiefenbach gorge
Duration: approx. 2 hours Difficulty: middle
Hike along the natural jewel Brandenberger Ache on the traces of past days gone by, when the wooden drift was still in use. Arrival by car from Kramsach in the direction of the lift car park to Aschau. After about 2 km you will reach the entrance to the Tiefenbachklamm gorge. You can park along the Aschauerstraße.
From June to September you can also take the bus from Brixlegg railway station or Kramsach town hall. Buses run from Monday to Friday. You can find the exact times of the bus at the reception. The hike leads along the Brandenberger Ache through an impressive natural landscape, which is shaped by the roaring water. After about 1 hour we reach the snack station Tiefenbachklamm, where you are welcome to stop for a snack or a short coffee.
You can either hike back through the gorge or make an ascent to Brandenberg. Highlight: the breathtaking viewing platform at the highest point of the gorge!
With your car you drive to Inneralpbach to the Wiedersberger Horn car park.
From there the hike begins to the right over the wooden bridge. Continue straight ahead along the Greitbach stream. A gravel road starts at the former Gasthof Leitner and you continue straight ahead. You will pass the Greiteralm, where you can already see your destination, the Farmkehralm. After only a few more kilometres you reach the Farmkehr Alpe (Niederleger). The Farmkehralpe is famous for its large, super tasty Wiener Schnitzel, which you can enjoy on the wonderful sun terrace when the weather is fine.
Enthusiastic hikers can still dare to climb up to the Großer Galtenberg, where all you have to do is follow the signposts uphill. The Großer Galtenberg located at 2424 m and is the highest mountain in the Kufstein district. To return, it is best to take the same route.
Shows a nice over view of nature and the local history....
Duration: approx. 2 hours Difficulty: easy
Sign-posted hiking trail around the village. From the Böglerhof turn left to the tennis court, where you follow the path on the right to the Hotel Alpbacherhof. Turn left again and walk past the Alpbacherhof Hotel, where you cross a small bridge. At the fork in the road turn right and pass the Mühlbach bridge. Then turn left to the Mühlbachweg. Follow the forest path A3 along the Höslbach to the barbecue area, where you will also find a playground for children. At the playground you will also find a small Kneipp facility to relax. The tour continues along the larch path, past the Thierberghöfe, Bradenberg, and the Trat.
For your return, follow the path straight on back to the village. Not suitable for prams, but very nice for families with children.
With the gondola lift you float gently and quietly almost 1000 metres above alpine and forest floor below us towards the top station. Once at the top, you will be amazed at the overwhelming view of the mountain scenery surrounding us, which begins in the south with the ice-covered peaks of the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern and ends with the jagged peaks of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains above the Inn valley. The Sagtal peak, which at 2241 metres is the highest point of our tour, rises above the Greiter Graben. Instead of crossing the Wiedersberger Horn on the valley side over a wide, gentle alpine path in a south-easterly direction, you climb a stony, bumpy path towards the summit at 2127m. Duration: 30 minutes. Up to this point, you have followed the path with the No. A 40.
After a rest on the summit and a photo, you take the path with the no. A 41, which takes you to the summit of the Sagtaler Spitze in about 2 hours. The Sagtaler Spitze is actually one of several peaks in the mountain range that stretches between the Großer Galtenberg and the Wiedersberger Horn.
Attention: from here on only with alpine experience, assessment of alpine sources of danger necessary. One of these peaks, which is actually a head, is called Gamskopf and rises with 2205 metres of altitude above the Märzengrund, which is located in the Zillertal. The following 1.5 hour long crossing on the south side over to Gamskopf requires a good head for heights and a good step for step. Climbing aids such as steel rope and foot stirrups make the ascent and descent easier. A marking visible from afar shows you the way. From the summit down to the so-called Krinnjoch (altitude: 1990m), the easy path leads you to the No. A 42. Jöcher have it in themselves that they connect valleys; in our case the Greiter Graben with the Märzengrund. Descending to the right from this vertex, you will see our next starting point.
After 45 minutes, the Farmkehralm (Niederleger) is our last refreshment opportunity before we start the long hike down the valley towards Inneralpbach. After a further hour you will arrive at Inneralpbach and congratulate yourself on a successful mountain tour.
This path rightly bears his name. It leads around the Wiedersbergerhorn and offers a magnificent view over the Alpbach Valley, Zillertal and Inn Valley, from the rugged Karwendl to the glaciers on the main Alpine ridge. From the car park you take the Wiedersbergerhorn cable car to the top station. From there, turn left and you will reach the Panoramaweg (No. A 40). Here you have a fantastic view of the surrounding valleys. The trail leads around the Wiedersbergerhorn, where you will return to the top station at the end.
After this great hike you deserve a refreshment at the Dauersteiner Hut. Tip: A detour to the summit of the Wiedersbergerhorn (2127 m) is definitely worthwhile! A view of the Alpbachtal, Zillertal, Inntal and other peaks is tempting. The summit is easily accessible (also for children), about one hour from the cable car station.
Coloured signs, dolls museum and children's zoo will pass your way
Duration: approx. 3 hours Difficulty: middle
From the Reintalersee Ost car park you walk the path to Berglsteiner See.
Along the way, colourful information boards invite you to take part in kinesiological movement and concentration exercises that support balance, promote coordination and alertness. From the eastern side of the lake, continue along trail no. 11 downhill a little until you reach the signposting Voldöpper Spitze (left). From here, follow the gravel road uphill to the sign Schindlerweg (right).
At the pumping station there is the possibility to visit a display farm, if you book in advance. Turn right again in the direction of Asperhof. There, the doll museum and the petting zoo with snack station invite you to rest.
The way back is via trail no. 11, which climbs up to the signposting to the left Kramsach-Moosen until you reach the car park.
Pass the Wellnesshotel Böglerhof and Congress Centrum Alpbach on the road to the hamlet village. After about 20 minutes you reach a fork in the road where you turn right. Cross the bridge and follow the road to Gasthof Rossmoos.
From there, you can continue on to the Wurmhof snack station as you please. Pass above the snack station Wurmhof to the farm "Tal". Over the valley ditch to Inneralpbach. After about half an hour's walk you will pass a chapel. Turning right over the bridge, the path leads out of the valley towards Inneralpbach. After 2 km you reach the Gasthaus Wiedersbergerhorn. Approximately 50 m before this, turn right over the footbridge to the middle path. This leads over the Weikart Graben and past the Stettauer Mühle.
If you keep going straight on, you will reach the centre of Alpbach again after about half an hour. You can also take the bus from Inneralpbach back to Alpbach. The bus stop is located at the Hotel Wiedersbergerhorn.
The Sonnwendjoch is the south-easternmost spur of the Rofan Mountains with an altitude of 2,224 metres. Due to its exposed position, you can enjoy an excellent view from the summit over the Lower Inn Valley, the Zillertal and Kitzbühler Alps to the Stubaier Alps.
Ascent to just below the Rosskogel, then over alpine meadows to the Zireiner See (follow the signs to Zireiner See). From the western end of the lake, the path leads partly quite steeply along the Schafsteig (via ferrata) to the prominent ridge between Rofanspitze and Sagzahn. Now follows a short but difficult ascent through the chimney (via ferrata) to Sagzahn 2,228 m. (This part can also be bypassed, but you will have to allow about 3/4 hour more for this). From the Sagzahn, you can now reach the Vorderen Sonnwendjoch 2,224 m without difficulty and quite comfortably (until here about 3.5 hours from the top station). Now the path only leads downhill to the Bayreuther Hütte or Bergalm.
Attention: Do not underestimate this descent, as it is about 1,650 hm (approx. 3.5 - 4 hours). All in all, a challenging alpine tour day awaits you.
The Böglerhof Chapel is located in the garden between our hotel and the Congress Centrum Alpbach, only a few metres walk from the Böglerhof. Opened in 2014, it serves above all as a source of strength for guests looking for a quiet retreat. The chapel is open from 9.00 to 21.00 hours for anyone who is looking for inner peace instead of a physical challenge. The sculpture path connects the chapel with the reading hut...places of contemplation and rest.... and who knows, maybe you will find revelation right here in the form of the next hiking destination.