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m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Jausenstation Maier Stripsenjochhaus Walleralm Hans-Berger-Haus Kaindlhütte Stöfflhütte Anton-Karg-Haus
Hintersteiner See (western bank) – Walleralm – Kaindlhütte – Bettlersteig – Anton-Karg-Haus – Hans-Berger-Haus – Stripsenjochhaus
moderate
Distance 15.3 km
7:30 h
1,600 m
1,000 m
1,577 m
827 m

Lush Alpine pastures, organic mountain cooking, a library at the summit and legendary rock faces!

Behind the Pension Maier guesthouse (922 m), forest road 45 leads up a steep incline from the car park (pay & display) to the Walleralm, an Alpine hamlet at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain. A brief ascent to the Kreuzbichl summit is rewarded with wonderful views of the Inntal valley. Alternatively, you can enjoy a refreshment stop at the Kafma Alm mountain hut, the Stöfflhütte mountain hut or at the Walleralm mountain inn.

Continue on path 827 across Alpine meadows, past the Jägerbrünnl and through the forest to the cross on Hochegg mountain (1,470 m). From here you hike onward slightly downhill  across gentle Alpine pastures to the cosy Kaindlhütte mountain hut (1,293 m) at the Steinbergalm, a beautiful high plateau above Kufstein. Hikers looking for a gentle outing can take advantage of the quiet and idyllic high plateau in the afternoon to rest and plan an overnight stay. In the evening, you can see the chamois grazing and savour the view of the Scheffauer and Zettenkaiser summits with their red glow.

Continue east on trail 827 until you reach the entrance to the Bettlersteig trail. In a series of sharp bends, this leads past the Talofenschlucht gorge and the north face of the Hackenköpfe mountains. It begins with a steep descent, mostly on steps and across eight ditches, with one passage secured using a wire rope and iron clamps. Heading shortly uphill, you will then reach the Strasswalch Jagdhütte mountain hut below the Strasswalchschlucht gorge and continue further into the Kaisertal valley on the Bettlersteig trail. This will bring you to the Anton-Karg-Haus mountain hut (also known as Hinterbärenbad, 829 m), which is located in a picturesque basin above the Hörfarter Kapelle chapel.

On footpath 96/801, walk along the stream and slightly uphill as you take the steps to the Hans-Berger-Haus (also known as the Kaisertalhaus, 936 m). Here, the mountain hut’s landlady Silvia will be waiting with her organic cooking and library.

From here you continue along path 801, the climb becomes steeper, through the forest and over serpentines and a number of steps on your way up to the Stripsenjochhaus mountain hut (1,577 m). This is located on a rise at the foot of the legendary “Totenkirchl” and “Fleischbank” rock faces, which have attained cult status in climbing circles. Enjoy the sunset as it turns the Wilder Kaiser peaks orange!

Tip for true climbing enthusiasts: hike through the Ellmauer Tor
Experience the fascination of the Wilder Kaiser with its imposing and historic rock faces when crossing from north to south.
For detailed information, see the corresponding alternative route.
Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,577 m
Lowest point
827 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Kaindlhütte
Stöfflhütte
Jausenstation Maier
Walleralm
Hans-Berger-Haus
Anton-Karg-Haus
Stripsenjochhaus

Start

Hintersteiner See, Scheffau (889 m) (926 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.541150, 12.196290
DMS
47°32'28.1"N 12°11'46.6"E
UTM
33T 289015 5269112
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Destination

Stripsenjochhaus, St. Johann in Tirol (1,577 m)

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Lush Alpine pastures, organic mountain cooking, a library at the summit and legendary rock faces!

Behind the Pension Maier guesthouse (922 m), forest road 45 leads up a steep incline from the car park (pay & display) to the Walleralm, an Alpine hamlet at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain. A brief ascent to the Kreuzbichl summit is rewarded with wonderful views of the Inntal valley. Alternatively, you can enjoy a refreshment stop at the Stöfflhütte mountain hut or at the Walleralm mountain inn.

Continue on path 827 across Alpine meadows, past the Jägerbrünnl and through the forest to the cross on Hochegg mountain (1,470 m). The Adlerweg trail will guide you onward across gentle Alpine pastures to the cosy Kaindlhütte mountain hut (1,293 m) at the Steinbergalm, a beautiful high plateau above Kufstein. Hikers looking for a gentle outing can take advantage of the quiet and idyllic high plateau in the afternoon to rest and plan an overnight stay. In the evening, you can see the chamois grazing and savour the view of the Scheffauer and Zettenkaiser summits with their red glow.

Continue east on trail 827 until you reach the entrance to the Bettlersteig trail. In a series of sharp bends, this leads past the Talofenschlucht gorge and the north face of the Hackenköpfe mountains. It begins with a steep descent, mostly on steps and across eight ditches, with one passage secured using a wire rope and three iron clamps. Heading uphill, you will then reach the Strasswalch Jagdhütte mountain hut below the Strasswalchschlucht gorge and continue further into the Kaisertal valley on the Bettlersteig trail. This will bring you to the lovingly detailed Anton-Karg-Haus mountain hut (also known as Hinterbärenbad, 829 m), which is located in a picturesque basin above the Hörfarter Kapelle chapel.

On footpath 96/801, walk along the stream and slightly uphill as you take the steps to the Hans-Berger-Haus (also known as the Kaisertalhaus, 936 m). Here, the mountain hut’s landlady Silvia will be waiting with her organic cooking and library at the summit.

Passing by the rows of mountain pines, the climb becomes steeper here as you walk along path 801 through the forest and over a number of steps on your way to the Stripsenjochhaus mountain hut (1,577 m). This is located on a rise at the foot of the legendary “Totenkirchl” and “Fleischbank” rock faces, which have attained cult status in climbing circles. Enjoy the sunset as it turns the Wilder Kaiser peaks orange!

Tip for true climbing enthusiasts: walk through the Ellmauer Tor
Experience the fascination of the Wilder Kaiser with its imposing and historic rock faces when crossing from north to south.
For detailed information, see the corresponding alternative route.

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Getting there


Lush Alpine pastures, organic mountain cooking, a library at the summit and legendary rock faces!

Behind the Pension Maier guesthouse (922 m), forest road 45 leads up a steep incline from the car park (pay & display) to the Walleralm, an Alpine hamlet at the foot of the Zettenkaiserkopf mountain. A brief ascent to the Kreuzbichl summit is rewarded with wonderful views of the Inntal valley. Alternatively, you can enjoy a refreshment stop at the Stöfflhütte mountain hut or at the Walleralm mountain inn.

Continue on path 827 across Alpine meadows, past the Jägerbrünnl and through the forest to the cross on Hochegg mountain (1,470 m). The Adlerweg trail will guide you onward across gentle Alpine pastures to the cosy Kaindlhütte mountain hut (1,293 m) at the Steinbergalm, a beautiful high plateau above Kufstein. Hikers looking for a gentle outing can take advantage of the quiet and idyllic high plateau in the afternoon to rest and plan an overnight stay. In the evening, you can see the chamois grazing and savour the view of the Scheffauer and Zettenkaiser summits with their red glow.

Continue east on trail 827 until you reach the entrance to the Bettlersteig trail. In a series of sharp bends, this leads past the Talofenschlucht gorge and the north face of the Hackenköpfe mountains. It begins with a steep descent, mostly on steps and across eight ditches, with one passage secured using a wire rope and three iron clamps. Heading uphill, you will then reach the Strasswalch Jagdhütte mountain hut below the Strasswalchschlucht gorge and continue further into the Kaisertal valley on the Bettlersteig trail. This will bring you to the lovingly detailed Anton-Karg-Haus mountain hut (also known as Hinterbärenbad, 829 m), which is located in a picturesque basin above the Hörfarter Kapelle chapel.

On footpath 96/801, walk along the stream and slightly uphill as you take the steps to the Hans-Berger-Haus (also known as the Kaisertalhaus, 936 m). Here, the mountain hut’s landlady Silvia will be waiting with her organic cooking and library at the summit.

Passing by the rows of mountain pines, the climb becomes steeper here as you walk along path 801 through the forest and over a number of steps on your way to the Stripsenjochhaus mountain hut (1,577 m). This is located on a rise at the foot of the legendary “Totenkirchl” and “Fleischbank” rock faces, which have attained cult status in climbing circles. Enjoy the sunset as it turns the Wilder Kaiser peaks orange!

Tip for true climbing enthusiasts: walk through the Ellmauer Tor
Experience the fascination of the Wilder Kaiser with its imposing and historic rock faces when crossing from north to south.
For detailed information, see the corresponding alternative route.

Coordinates

DD
47.541150, 12.196290
DMS
47°32'28.1"N 12°11'46.6"E
UTM
33T 289015 5269112
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Folder "Mehrtageswanderungen von Hütte zu Hütte"  - Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser

Author’s map recommendations

Wilder Kaiser hiking map (1:25.000) available at the Tourist information offices Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll for € 6,90 -  with Wilder Kaiser Guest Card for € 6, -.

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Equipment

Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash

Additions for overnight stay at mountain hut:
Mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, Alpine Club ID Card, cash, charger for mobile phone

The hiking routes between the huts are often rather long, we recommend taking plenty of food and drink and booking your overnight stays well in advance.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.3 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,600 m
Descent
1,000 m
Highest point
1,577 m
Lowest point
827 m
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