View from the top of the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain, © PV Werbung und Marketing/Vonier Peter
View from the top of the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain, © PV Werbung und Marketing/Vonier Peter

Panoramic Hike
Kitzbüheler Horn (1,996 metres)

The Kitzbüheler Horn (1,996 metres) is one of the most popular and spectacular mountains in the Kitzbühel Alps. This beautiful walk of intermediate difficulty leads from the top of the Harschbichl lifts (1,604 metres) and leads around the summit of the mountain once, including a visit to the top. The view is spectacular, taking in the mighty Hohe Tauern Mountains including the highest peak in Austria, the Großglockner (3,798 metres), and the Großvenediger (3,657 metres), as well as the Zillertal Alps and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. The trail is well-maintained but can be steep in places and has several exposed sections. Hikers must be sure-footed.

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Starting point  

Top of Harschbichl cable car

Hike to

Kitzbüheler Horn

Finishing point

Top of Harschbichl cable car

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


6.2 km

Total hiking time

3 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,996m 1,540m

Elevation uphill 530m
Vertical metres downhill 530m

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 S6, get off at stop St. Johann i. T. Harschbichl Parkplatz


Bottom of Harschbichlbahn cable car


Places serving food and drink

  • Alpenhaus Kitzbüheler Horn (mid-May until first week of October)
  • Berggasthaus Harschbichl (second half of May until end of September)


Trail description

The adventure begins with a ride up on the Harschbichlbahn cable car to 1,604 metres above sea level. Here, on the north-facing side of the Kitzbüheler Horn, head south on foot. After a while you will reach a steep section which is exposed in places and has steel ropes ancored into the rock for safety. This will take you all the way up to the summit of the Kitzbüheler Horn at 1,996 metres above sea level. Take a little time to enjoy the view and have a drink and a snack before starting the descent to the east of the summit along a narrow ridge towards Hoferschneid. Continue towards the Huberalm hut (1,080 metres). At the point where the trail branches off to the Huberalm hut, stay left and follow the path all the way back to the top of the Harschbichlbahn cable car.

This hike can also be completed in the opposite direction.

Tip! We recommend a visit to the alpine flower garden near the building at the top of the Kitzbüheler Horn. It is spread across 20,000 square metres and is home to more than 400 species of flowering plants native to the Alps.

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Ihr Ziel: Kitzbüheler Horn (1,996 metres) (47.48451,12.42799)

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