A high-alpine hiking tour along the ridgelines of the eastern Zillertal Alps and the western Venediger Group, through the border region which straddles Tyrol, Salzburg and South Tyrol.
Distance 45.7 km
This six-day tour begins at the Tauernhaus in Krimmler Achental. The path leads you over the Rainbachscharte to the Zittauer Hütte in Wildgerlostal. Here, you are greeted by a beautiful view of the Upper and Lower Gerlossee. As you cross the Rosskarscharte, you will come to the Richter Hütte. Now, your hike takes you via the Windbachscharte to the shore of the Eissee and to the Zillerplattenscharte. At this point, the hike leads you in the direction of South Tyrol: to Heiliges Geistjöchl/Forcella di Campo. The Lausitzerweg follows the Krimmler Tauern via the Teufelsstiege trail to the Birnlücken Hütte. You will cross back over the border into Austria at the Birnlücke/Forcella del Picco. The Warnsdorfer Hütte, with the Eissee just 15 minutes away, finds itself in Krimmler Achental once again. At this point, you will hike to the Krimmler Tauernhaus once more - which was your original starting point.
National Park Taxi is possible from the town of Krimml to the Tauernhaus in Krimmler Achental, reservations required: Tel. +43 (0)664 2612174
Update: August 26, 2021
Getting thereIf you are coming from Tyrol, use the Gerlos Alpenstrasse. Coming from the east, travel in on the B165 via Mittersill.
ParkingA low-cost long-term parking is located in Krimml place.
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EquipmentSturdy hiking shoes, weatherproof clothing, rain gear, a drinks bottle, snacks, a sleeping bag for the huts, hiking poles are recommended.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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