Five-star hut in a fabulous location, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Five-star hut in a fabulous location, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
The highest wine cellar in the Alps, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
The highest wine cellar in the Alps, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Sunset near the Wedelhütte, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Sunset near the Wedelhütte, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Head chef Christian Siegele, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Head chef Christian Siegele, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Haute cuisine at the Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Haute cuisine at the Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
The Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
The Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Near the Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Near the Wedelhütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer

Mountain Hike
Wedelhütte

It's just 500 vertical metres from the Krössbrunnalm up to the Wedelhütte hut, with most hikers completing this walk before they settle down for a meal. Opened in 2009, the hut is the only one in Tirol with five-star service and one of only very few in the Alps serving real haute cuisine. In the evenings head chef Christian Siegele serves delicious four-course menus – a five-course dinner on Saturdays – accompanied by a selection of wines from what is the highest wine cellar in the Alps. Don't be surprised if you see a few famous faces at the table next to you, from local politicians to skiing world champions. Diners can choose between the traditional wood-panelled Wimbachstube, the Kaminrestaurant with its open fireplace, the Zirbenstube with its pinewood decor and, in good weather, the Sky Terrazza or the exclusive Gourmet Lounge seating just 30 guests.

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Starting point  

Hirschbichlalm (Zillertal High Alpine Road)

Hike to

Wedelhütte

Finishing point

Hirschbichlalm (Zillertal High Alpine Road)

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Length

6 km

Approximate hiking time

3 h 15 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,317m 1,820m

Elevation uphill 500m
Vertical metres downhill 500m

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Technique

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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.

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Hirschbichlalm (Zillertal High Alpine Road)

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Trail description

The hike starts at the Hirschbichlalm (1,822m), located on the Zillertal High Alpine Road (toll fee applies). There is a carpark here. First follow the road in a westerly direction to the Krössbrunnalm huts. Shortly after passing the huts there is a signposted trail to the Wedelhütte which branches off to the left. After passing through a series of relatively flat meadows you will reach a fork in the trail. Take the right-hand fork and continue uphill. From there is is about 1.5 hours to the Wedelhütte hut, which lies at 2,300 metres above sea level.

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Your destination address: Zell am Ziller, Zillertal Arena

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