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.
Customs and traditions characterise the area and its people. Many special events celebrating Tirolean culture take place in the Kaiser villages. There is the weekly Z‘sammkemma in Söll, as well as 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 are local theatre producations and Tirol Evenings which provide great entertainment.