In North Tirol, the first three stages of the Eagle Walk reveal the beauty of the rugged and lofty Wilder Kaiser Mountains.
In North Tirol, the first three stages of the Eagle Walk reveal the beauty of the rugged and lofty Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Trailhead is the Rummlerhof, an inn northwest of the village centre of St. Johann, taking you past cascading Schleier Waterfall and Obere Regalm hut to the destination end of stage 1: Gaudeamus Hut at an elevation of 1,267 metres. The second stage crosses the Klamml Gorge on its way to an aquatic jewel, spring-fed Hintersteinersee Lake. There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day spent hiking in the high-altitude sun…The third and last segment of Wilder Kaiser Mountains will take you to the small town of Kufstein located on the banks of the Inn River – a town which has been celebrated in song and is steeped in history and character.
Wilder Kaiser Mountains (literally “Wild Emperor”) aptly lives up to its name as being wild, untamed, rugged, lofty and majestic. Stretching from Kufstein to St. Johann in Tirol, the range is renowned for its jagged rock formations and beautiful craggy settings. Aptly named as well, Zahmer Kaiser (literally “Mild Emperor”) is a ‘smaller brother’ to the fabled Wilder Kaiser Mountains and is a destination to be enjoyed by the whole family. Easy treks will take you through delicate forests, across babbling streams, and past brightly coloured wildflowers. The jagged peaks of Wilder Kaiser have its highest point at 2,344-metre/7,690ft. Ellmauer Halt Peak, while the summits of Zahmer Kaiser are average 2,000 metres/6,600 feet in elevation.