Rolling hills, moderate mountains and several cable cars operating in summer make the Wildschönau popular with families. Though the peaks here may not be as tall as elsewhere in Tirol, the views are no less spectacular.
The Wildschönau region covers the western section of the Kitzbühel Alps. With its many historic farmsteads and flower-filled meadows it is a true picture-perfect alpine paradise which can be easily explored on foot using the large network of walking and hiking trails. In Oberau, for example, you can walk up to the Achentalalm hut below the summit of the 1,425-metre-high Kragenjoch. Families with children will be able to climb many of the peaks here. One of the most popular and spectacular vantage points is the Gratlspitz. Between the Alpbachtal Valley and the Wildschönau, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains including the Brandenberg Alps. The region's highest mountain, the Großer Beil, measures 2,309 metres. The area around this mountain at the end of the valley can be easily accessed using the Schatzbergbahn cable car. There is another cable car in Niederau also open in summer. This one whisks passengers up onto the Markbachjoch ridge overlooking the craggy peaks of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.