Kitzbühel is known throughout Austria and beyond as one of the most luxurious and exclusive winter resorts in the world. It is also the half-way point for this winter hike at the foot of the mighty Kitzbüheler Horn mountain. The Römerweg, which was once used by the Romans, leads hikers from Oberndorf through the beautiful winter landscape, past chapels, wayside shrines, barns and farmhouses. The crisp alpine air and warm sunshine provide plenty of energy for the 15km march. The final section of the walk passes the the Schwarzsee lake and Steuerberg mountain on the way back to Oberndorf.
Approximate hiking time
- Circular hike
Elevation uphill 350m
Vertical metres downhill 350m
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.
Free car park behind the church in Oberndorf
The hike starts at the tourist information office in Oberndorf. Walk between the church and the Kramerwirt inn to the hamlet of Wiesenschwang. Follow the Römerweg trail to the first settlements on the outskirs of Kitzbühel. At the Hornbahn cable car cross the road and walk through the narrow Gänsbachgasse alley into the centre of Kitzbühel (approx. 2.5 hours walking time).
The route back passes the Schwarzsee lake. From there climb up to the Steuerberg mountain, via Hasenbergweiher and Schmiedboden back to Oberndorf. There is also the option of taking the bus or train back to Oberndorf.