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Three-Province Tour along the main Alpine divide

Mountain tour · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
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  • / Krimmler Achental
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  • / Krimmler Tauernhaus
    Photo: Krimmler Tauernhaus
  • / Richter Hütte
    Photo: Richter Hütte
  • / Zittauer Hütte
    Photo: Zittauer Hütte
  • / Warnsdorfer Hütte
    Photo: Warnsdorfer Hütte
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    Photo: Birnlücken Hütte
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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.
difficult
Distance 45.7 km
22:30 h
3,673 m
3,673 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

National Park Taxi is possible from the town of Krimml to the Tauernhaus in Krimmler Achental, reservations required: Tel. +43 (0)664 2612174
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Tourismusverband Krimml/Hochkrimml
Update: August 26, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Zillerplattenscharte, 2,880 m
Lowest point
Krimmler Tauernhaus, 1,631 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Krimmler Tauernhaus
Richter Hütte
Zittauer Hütte
Warnsdorfer Hütte
Birnlücken Hütte
Jaidbach Alm

Safety information

Surefootedness, a head for heights, good endurance and condition are a must.

We strongly recommend making reservations at huts well in advance!

Tips and hints

Start

Krimmler Tauernhaus (1,620 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.138543, 12.191519
DMS
47°08'18.8"N 12°11'29.5"E
UTM
33T 287042 5224387
w3w 
///lisp.grasshopper.geologist

Destination

Krimmler Tauernhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Krimml station and from there by bus to the stops “Krimml Ort” or “Krimmler Wasserfälle”. If you arrive by Postbus, there is no need to transfer at Krimml station.

Getting there

If you are coming from Tyrol, use the Gerlos Alpenstrasse. Coming from the east, travel in on the B165 via Mittersill.

Parking

A low-cost long-term parking is located in Krimml place.

Coordinates

DD
47.138543, 12.191519
DMS
47°08'18.8"N 12°11'29.5"E
UTM
33T 287042 5224387
w3w 
///lisp.grasshopper.geologist
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- und Bikekarte - Krimml/Hochkrimml

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Equipment

Sturdy 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
45.7 km
Duration
22:30 h
Ascent
3,673 m
Descent
3,673 m
Out and back Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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