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 daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    1st may - 31st october 2020
  • Current: 1°C
  • 15 serviced huts
  • 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths

Your personal contact for

Kaiser Mountains nature reserve

Gabi Markl

Deutsch / English

+43 5372 62207


Guided explorations

On the trail of the Kaiser's secrets. More than just hiking, you can also experience the many facets of the Kaiser Mountains nature experience. Herbs. Animals. Plants. Qi gong. The 17 different guided hikes, with experts from the Natopia association, the hunting community, the Austrian Federal Forestry Office and the University of Innsbruck, give you new, unexpected insights into the nature reserve. From May to October you can discover, observe and explore the Kaiser free of charge.

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Kaiser Mountains nature reserve panoramic map

Discover the diversity of the Kaiser Mountains hiking paradise. Over 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths. Steep Alpine paths. Leisurely routes. Challenging tours. Relaxed family hikes. The Kaiser Mountains nature reserve panoramic map is a treasure map full of hiking enjoyment.


3facts about the Kaiser Mountains

  • Protected: The Kaiser Mountains have been designated as a nature reserve since 1963.
  • Leaves nothing to be desired: Over 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths let hikers' hearts skip a beat.
  • Full of energy: Natural power places invite you to take a break and recharge your energy.

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Stories behind the stories. From the Kufsteinerland blog.

  • With the Kaiserlift to Brentenjoch

    With the Kaiserlift to Brentenjoch

    20 minutes of floating. From the fortress city of Kufstein to the mountain. Over alm meadows and treetops, all the way up to the Brentenjoch top station at 1,200 meters, into the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. More than 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths lead to traditional huts or up majestic peaks, and make the mountain experience a true pleasure. Culinary delights from the region, directly from the alm.

  • Beautiful traditional huts

    Beautiful traditional huts

    Tradition. 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.

  • Power and awareness places

    Power and awareness places

    Recharge your energy surrounded by the natural Tyrolean landscape. Pause. Feel. Intensely experience the world of the mountains. Five locations, each special in its own way, have been designed to encourage conscious appreciation and experiencing of the nature reserve. The surrounding Kaiser Mountains are a haven of peace and a power place.

  • Walk in the morning

    Walk in the morning

    Dew on the alm meadows. Wafts of mist. Experience sunrise high above the valley. On the 6th of every month the morning in the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve becomes a real 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.

  • The Kaisertal - Austria's most beautiful place

    The 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 in deep gorges. Thick forests. Lush alm meadows. In 2016, as part 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.

  • The Kaiser Mountains - Protected beauty

    The Kaiser Mountains - Protected beauty

    Powerful cliffs. Lush alm meadows. Majestic peaks. Idyllic forests. Peace and quiet for unforgettable moments. In 1963 the Kaiser Mountains was designated as a nature reserve. An area of around 10,200 ha was protected against excessive development, creating an untouched natural experience in the middle of Kufsteinerland.


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