• Das Kaisergebirge bei Ellmau, mit dem Namensgebenden Wilder Kaiser
    Das Kaisergebirge bei Ellmau, mit dem Namensgebenden Wilder Kaiser
    Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz

Hiking in the Wilder Kaiser Region, Tirol

More than 400 km (250 mi) of walking paths make the Wilder Kaiser mountain range an absolute gem for hiking holidays.

Wilder Kaiser

Wilder Kaiser in Numbers

Wilder Kaiser
Tirol Werbung / Hans Herbig
Dorf 35, 6352 Ellmau
  • Walking Paths Over 400 km (250 mi)
  • Altitude of Mountain Range 480 m – 2,344 m (1,575 – 7,690 ft)
  • Wilder Kaiser massif 14 km (8.7 mi) long
  • Summits more than 40

Located in northeastern Tirol, the Wilder Kaiser region offers hikes in pristine nature, plenty of wildlife and, for those with a sharp eye, perhaps even wild blueberries and sweet alpine raspberries along the way.

Hiking from Hut to Hut

From easy family walks to a 3 days' hut-to-hut hike that takes you to the prettiest spots on the south side of the mountain range, Wilder Kaiser has a route for everyone. Afterwards, be sure to discover the region’s four villages Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, and Söll for delicious Tirolean cuisine.

Why Visit Wilder Kaiser?

  • Hikes of all levels
  • Hiking season from June until mid-October
  • Mild climate
  • Great multi-day hiking options
  • Very family-friendly
  • Free guest card includes buses, themed walks, access to pools
Moorwanderung in Wildschönau
Moorwanderung in Wildschönau
Wildschönau Tourismus /


  • Perfect for kids: The magical “Witches’ Water” (Hexenwasser) in Hochsöll, an amazing nature-themed waterpark with 60 different stations.
  • Find out if your hotel offers a “breakfast on the mountain” package and feel the morning sun on your face whilst having fresh coffee and home-made bread.
  • Explore the local moorlands on educational trails that are suitable for kids and adults alike.
  • Swimming lake in the village of Going: Take a dip in this emerald green lake with magnificent views of the Kaiser mountains.
Kinder im Hexenwasser in Söll
Kinder im Hexenwasser in Söll
Hexenwasser Hochsöll /
Almhütte mit dem Wilden Kaiser im Hintergrund

Useful Links

Almhütte mit dem Wilden Kaiser im Hintergrund
Kitzbueheler Alpen / Franz Gerdl

How to Get There

The closest airports are Innsbruck (80 km or 50 mi, 1 h), Salzburg (80 km or 50 mi, 1 h), and Munich, Germany (120 km or 75 mi, 1.5 h). Shuttles are available from all airports.

Learn more about getting to Wilder Kaiser

I would like to send a very big thank you to you from my husband and I for the absolutely fantastic holiday we have just returned from the Hotel Alpenschlössl in Söll. The hotel was beautiful, the staff were so friendly, the views were amazing! We visited Scheffau one evening to listen to a brass band playing and drink schnaps! We also went for a wonderful walk from Scheffau up the mountains. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity of visiting your amazing country. We cannot wait to return to the hotel next year!

Lorraine, Bristol (UK)