The Wilder Kaiser (wild emperor) in Tirol is the first alpine area to bear the Austrian hiking seal of approval. The villages of Söll, Ellmau, Going and Scheffau in the "Kaisergebirge" nature conservation area are also part of the biggest e-bike region in the world. Golfers won’t want to miss the 27-hole Wilder Kaiser Golf Course, spectacularly set at the foot of the mountain range in Ellmau. Plus, with the Wilder Kaiser GuestCard, take advantage of 15 weekly guided summer hikes (half and full day) and 12 entertaining fun family events - all free of charge!
Hiking in the Kaiser Mountains
Hiking paths lead through mountain forests, then alpine meadows, and through fields interspersed with mountain pine, to the base of steep rock faces and deep, narrow passages. On the opposite side of the valley, the gently rolling grass hills of the northern Kitzbüheler Alps offer a spectacular view of the crown of the Wilder Kaiser. These areas are easier to hike thanks to the gondolas and panoramic paths. The Kaiserkrone long distance trail (accessible from June to mid-October) is one of the most beautiful multi-leg round trips of the Tirol, leading around the Wilder Kaiser massif.
Don't forget time for a breather, perhaps with a dose of Tirolean culture that characterises the area and its people. Many special events take place in the Kaiser villages like the weekly Z‘sammkemma in Söll, Ellmau‘s Summer Night, Scheffau‘s Village Evening and Going Handicraft Market. Authentic heritage can also be observed with local women wearing the traditional "Kasettl" costume or tasted in traditional recipes at the Simon Alm and whilst tucking into a Breakfast on the Mountain. Then there are local theatre producations and Tirol Evenings which never fail to provide great entertainment.