Brandberg Alpine Pastures Hike to the Kolmhaus hut, © Hochgebirgs-Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen
Brandberg Alpine Pastures Hike to the Kolmhaus hut, © Hochgebirgs-Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen

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Brandberg Alpine Pastures Hike

This hike through the alpine pastures above Brandenberg near Mayrhofen is ideal for friends of alpine flora and fauna. It takes walkers through blooming meadows home to 16 different species of orchid, before leading up into the higher altitudes where blueberries and cranberries grow. To top it all off, visitors are rewarded with fabulous views of the Zillertaler Alps Nature Park. At the end of the technically easy but relatively steep descent lies the Kolmhaus (1,840m) hut serving hearty local food.

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Starting point  

Gasthof Thanner in Brandberg

Hike to

Kolmhaus hut

Finishing point

Gasthof Thanner in Brandberg

Mountain chain

Zillertal Alps


7.1 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,850m 1,090m

Elevation uphill 750m
Vertical metres downhill 750m

Fitness level


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* 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


Gasthof Thanner 


Huts serving food

  • Kolmhaus (1 June until mid-October)
  • Gasthof Thanner


Trail description

The trail begins at the Gasthof Thanner in Brandberg. The first section with gradients of up to 33% leads up through the south-facing meadows to the settlement of Ahornach. After pausing to catch your breath and admire the views on one of the benches, hikers continue along the tarmac road for a few hundred metres. The road then turns into a narrow path through a few sections of sparse forest but mostly open terrain. Don't forget to take a hat with you and plenty of water to drink. After 750 vertical metres of uphill hiking you will reach the Kolmhaus hut at 1,840m, where a well-earned drink and snack await.

Return along the same route.

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Ihr Ziel: Brandberg Alpine Pastures Hike (47.16761,11.89977)

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