Kaiser Mountains nature reserve - Fascinating mountain world

Majestic peaks. Rugged. Sublime. A mountain massif in all possible gradations of grey, surrounded by lush green forests and idyllic alms. The distant sound of cowbells mixed with the buzzing of beetles. A picturesque idyll at 1,265 m, in the middle of the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser nature reserve. An excursion destination for leisure hikers, families and passionate mountaineers. Untouched nature, which can be explored on well-signposted paths, easily accessible with the Kaiserlift Kufstein. Traditional huts invite you to rest, and awareness places to pause. Spectacular. Adventurous.

At a glance

  • Kaiserlift operates daily from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM.
    The last ascent starts at 04:15 PM
    (arrival at the mountain by 04:45 PM).
    The final descent is at 04:30 PM.
    From May 1st to November 3rd, 2024
  • Current: 14°C
  • 15 serviced huts
  • 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths

Guided explorations

Hike and learn at the same time – this is possible in the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve high above Kufstein. These exciting tours are a great free offer for all nature lovers. Whether you’re a guest in Kufsteinerland or live here: Our guides, all specialists in their particular area, introduce you to the world of the Kaiser Mountains nature experience.

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  • With the Kaiserlift to Brentenjoch

    With the Kaiserlift to Brentenjoch

    Float for 30 minutes. From the fortress town of Kufstein upwards. Over alpine meadows and treetops to the Brentenjoch mountain station, immersing into the natural experience of the Kaisergebirge. More than 1,000 kilometers of hiking trails leading to traditional huts and up to majestic peaks make the mountain experience enjoyable. Regional cuisine, directly from the alpine pastures. Places of energy and awareness.

  • Kufstein Nature Experience Trail

    Kufstein Nature Experience Trail

    On 14 interactive stations, you can become a butterfly, discover animal tracks in the forest, or linger in an oversized beehive. The thematic trail starts right at the Duxer Alm middle station and leads via the Berggasthof Hinterdux to the Marienkapelle at Duxer Köpfl. The interactive stations enhance the appreciation of nature and wildlife against the majestic backdrop of the Kaisergebirge in the nature reserve. Approximately 1.5 hours should be planned for this family-friendly hike.

  • Beautiful traditional huts

    Beautiful traditional huts

    Tradition. Embedded in lush alm meadows. Framed by thick forests and breath-taking peaks. Reachable via idyllic paths. Surrounded by the peacefulness of nature. Rustic alm huts and traditional mountain inns treat you to culinary delicacies from the region, and captivate with views of the Wilder and Zahmer Kaiser and the mountains of Kufsteinerland.

  • Places of Energy & Awareness

    Places of Energy & Awareness

    Recharge surrounded by the Tyrolean natural landscape. Pause. Feel. Experience the world intensely amidst the mountains. Five locations, each unique, have been designed for conscious perception and experience of the nature reserve. The Kaisergebirge all around serves as a place of tranquility and energy.

  • Walk in the morning

    Walk in the morning

    Dew on the alm meadows. Wafts of mist. Experience sunrise high above the valley. On 6 selected Saturdays, the morning in the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve 'Kaisergebirge' becomes an adventure. On these days the Kaiserlift starts operation at six in the morning. Yoga on the mountain (please bring a mat) or an early nature tour make the experience of morning in the nature reserve even more special.

  • Kaisertal - Austria's most beautiful place

    Kaisertal - Austria's most beautiful place

    A valley that can only be reached via steps. 282 steps lead upward, into a picturesque idyll. Traditional huts. Roaring rivers. Thick forests. Lush alm meadows. Aspart of the initiative "9 places – 9 treasures", the Kaisertal was selected as Austria's most beautiful place. Only 35 people live here, surrounded by beautiful nature and the majestic Tyrolean Mountains.

  • Go on a journey through time on the geology path

    Go on a journey through time on the geology path

    Nine stations related to the formation of the Kaiser Mountains. Easy to understand geology. Fascinating insights into the mountains. About a sea in the middle of the mountains and the transformation of the continents. Growing peaks. The face of the earth. A geologist enthrals walkers with information about the world under our feet, exciting stories and interesting explanations.


Stories behind the stories. From the Kufsteinerland blog.