Kellerjochhütte and the chapel on top of the mountain, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
Kellerjochhütte and the chapel on top of the mountain, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel

Mountain Hike

This easy walk on the Kellerjoch mountain offers wonderful views as far as the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain, and Großvenediger to the south as well as the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, in the north-west. The walk concludes at the Kellerjochhütte, which is known for its excellent food. It is just a short walk from the hut to the top of the Kellerjoch mountain, though hikers will need to be sure-footed to complete this ascent.

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Starting point  

Schwaz, Grafenast Station of Kellerjochbahn lift

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Finishing point


Mountain chain

Tux Alps


12 km

Total hiking time

4 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)



Elevation uphill 900m

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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

Bus route 8, get off at stop Pillberg Hotel Frieden



Trail description

Leave Schwaz on the City Bus that takes you to Hochpillberg and Frieden Hotel. From the bus station, continue straight ahead along the road. Walk past Grafenast Hotel and the lift station. Continue along the road obeying the posted signs for “Kellerjochhütte” and “Alter Kellerjochweg”. This is a gentle ascent changing between footpath, path, dirt road and along the slope through groves. At an elevation of about 1600 metres, leave “Alter Kellerjochweg” and take the right fork onto waymarked Jägersteig trail. There is almost no elevation change on your way through the forest until you reach Naunzalm (Niederleger), situated in wide open alpine terrain. Follow the path to the small, old log cabin and its wayside cross. Walk past the cross and follow the dirt road that zigzags up the hill to Naunzalm-Hochleger (do not take the right fork to “Galtererweg” at the old cabin of Niederleger). From Hochleger keep to the designated trail towards “Kellerjochhütte” and you will see the shelter for a long time before finally reaching it from a northwestern direction.

Tip! Schwaz is a beautiful town with a great number of sights and attractions. There is Freundsberg Castle housing the museum of local history. The impressive gothic church features two parallel naves and two altars, just like the church of Rattenberg. At the church, the citizens used to sit separate from the miners who in the Middle Ages came from all over Europe to mine silver in what was one of the wealthiest places on the entire continent.

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Ihr Ziel: Kellerjochhütte (47.318743,11.720105)

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