Lake near the Tanzbodenlift, © TVB Wilder Kaiser
Lake near the Tanzbodenlift, © TVB Wilder Kaiser

Panorama Trail Brandstadl - Hartkaiser

The Panorama Trail from the top of the Brandstadl-Gondelbahn cable car in Scheffau to the Hartkaiser mountain lives up to its name. Along this easy route, walkers can enjoy fabulous views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and into the Brixental Valley as far as the Lofer and Leogang Rocky Mountains. On clear days you can even see the Hohe Tauern Mountains and the Zillertal Alps. The walk is ideal for families with children, not least thanks to the fact that Ellmi's World of Magic and the KaiserWelt adventure play areas are located en route. Hikers exploring the trail in June and July can look forward to wonderful pastures full of pink alpine roses.

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Starting point  

Top of Brandstadl-Gondelbahn cable car, Scheffau

Hike to

Top of Hartkaiserbahn cable car

Finishing point

Top of Brandstadl-Gondelbahn cable car, Scheffau

Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


5.8 km

Total hiking time

1 h 45 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)


1,640m 1,470m

Elevation uphill 180m
Vertical metres downhill 180m

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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 4902, get off at stop Söll Kreisverkehr


Bottom station of Brandstadl-Gondelbahn cable car


Places serving food & drink

  • Tanzbodenalm
  • Panoramarestaurant Bergkaiser
  • Bergrestaurant Brandstadl


Trail description

The adventure begins with a ride on the Brandstadl-Gondelbahn cable car from Scheffau up to the mountain restaurant and the KaiserWelt play area. Follow trails 53 and 99, past the Tanzbodenalm. After a large crossroads, turn left onto trail 6 and continue to the top of the lifts at Hartkaiser. There you will find a restaurant with fabulous views. It is also here that you will find the Ellmi’s World of Magic outdoor adventure area.

Return along the way you came. At the crossroads, don't take the "Panoramaweg" ("Panorama Trail") but instead stay left and walk along the forest trail down to Brandstadl, past the Tanzbodenalm to the top of the lifts at Brandstadl. Take the cable car back down to the starting point.

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Ihr Ziel: Panorama Trail Brandstadl - Hartkaiser (47.49189,12.24525)

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