© Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner
© Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner

Meadow Hike
Walchsee – Riederalm – Ottenalm – Edernalm – Kössen

This easy family hike leads through lush green meadowsfrom the Walchsee lake past many traditional huts. Along the way there are plenty of things to see and do, including a number of play areas and a chance to meet the goats living at the Raineralm.

  • Hikers can look forward to great views from the Ottenalm and the Berggasthof Edernalm. The Jausenstation Welzenalm also enjoys a fabulous location perched above lush green meadows.
  • Those with energy to burn can enjoy running around in the outdoor play areas at the Ottenalm and Berggasthof Edernalm huts.
  • Next to the Ottenalm is a climbing area for rock climbing and slacklining. The three via ferrata fixed-rope climbing trails catering for all abilities offer fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Excellent local food is served at the Riederalm, Ottenalm and Edernalm.

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Starting point  

Football pitch in Walchsee

Hike to

Riederalm, Ottenalm, Edernalm

Finishing point


Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains


9.3 km

Total hiking time

3 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)


965m 583m

Elevation uphill 320m
Vertical metres downhill 385m

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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

Trail description

Starting at the car park of the football pitch in Walchsee, turn right and head through the forest to the Riederalm hut (900m) and on to the Ottenalm (965m). From the Ottenalm there is a trail in a north-easterly direction to the Welzenalm hut (1,000m), then on to the Berggasthof Edernalm (950m) and finally back down to Kössen, where hikers can either walk or take the bus back to Walchsee. This easy hike takes around two hours to complete.


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Ihr Ziel: Walchsee – Riederalm – Ottenalm – Edernalm – Kössen (47.65042,12.31859)

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