Gentian, one of the most famous alpine flowers, is among the many plants which can be found in this unique garden above Kitzbühel, © Kitzbühel Tourismus
Gentian, one of the most famous alpine flowers, is among the many plants which can be found in this unique garden above Kitzbühel, © Kitzbühel Tourismus

Themed Hike
Alpine Flower Walk on the Kitzbüheler Horn

Covering 20,000 square metres and featuring more than 300 different plant species from all over the world, the alpine flower garden established by the Hofer family is a hub of biodiversity. It is located on the famous Kitzbüheler Horn mountain and can be accessed via a moderately difficult hike starting at the top of the cable car and leading 14 kilometres back down into the valley. The garden, which lies at 1,880 metres above sea level, is home to not only flowers not from the local alpine region but also from the Caucasus, the Andes, the Pyrenees and the Himalayas. The route continues downhill across alpine pastures, past the famous Sonnbergstuben (758 metres) guesthouse.

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Starting point  

Top of Hornbahn cable car

Hike to

Alpine flower garden

Finishing point

Bottom of Hornbahn cable car

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


14.5 km

Total hiking time

5 h 45 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,950m 750m

Elevation uphill 340m
Vertical metres downhill 1,560m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus route 4002, get off at stop Kitzbühel Gesundheitszentrum. Railway station: Kitzbühel


Parking available at the bottom of the Hornbahn cable car station


Places serving food & drink

  • Gipfelhaus am Kitzbüheler Horn
  • Hornköpflhütte
  • Bichlalm
  • Gasthof Oberaigen
  • Rosi's Sonnbergstuben



Trail description

This hike begins in Kitzbühel with a ride up into the mountains on the Hornbahn I and Horn-Gipfelbahn cable cars all the way to almost 2,000 metres above sea level. From there – just below the summit of the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain – you will find a trail leading to the alpine flower garden established and tended to by the Hofer family (the garden is accessible free of charge). Once you have admired the many flowers on display, continue downhill via the Lämmerbühelalm hut to the Bichlalm hut (906 metres), with just one short uphill section to contend with on the way. Continue downhill along the "Alter Sonnbergweg", past the "Rosi's Sonnbergstuben" guesthouse all the way to the bottom of the cable car.

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Ihr Ziel: Alpine Flower Walk on the Kitzbüheler Horn (47.475141,12.429621)

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