This day walk leads up the 280 steps of the Kaiseraufstieg to what was in 2016 selected as the most beautiful place in Austria – the Kaisertal. After the steep ascent either Ritzau Alm or Vorderkaiserfelden offer tasty snacks. On the way back, via Antonius chapel, there are four more refreshment options with tasty offers.
The "Kaisertalaufstieg" starts in Ebbs-Eichelwang. After about 280 steps and an elevation difference of 110m you reach a short flat passage to take a breath. While hiking up the steps you get rewarded with breathtaking views at the city Kufstein, the fortress and the Pendling mountain.
The following short steep ascent changes into a slightly ascending route and at a turn you'll find the "Neapelbank" with the possibility to take a short rest with the view at the city and the Pendling behind.
Shortly afterwards a path to your right leads to the "Tischofer Höhle" (a short side trip recommended). We follow the path straight ahead, passing the spot where the Kaisertaltunnel, opened in May 2008, meets the route. Below the path you can see the first managed alpine cabin in the Kaiser valley. After a few minutes walk you reach the "Gasthof Veitenhof", the eldest and first inn in the Kaiser valley with the possibility to stay overnight.The route continues on a wide, slightly ascending path until you reach a fork in the path. Going left you'll follow the steep ascent through the forest up to the Ritzau Alm where you can have a rest and enjoy the breathtaking views.
From here we are hiking uphill to Vorderkaiserfelden. Further via a steep path and forest road, past the Antonius Chapel to guesthouse Pfandlhof. The rush of the Kaiser creek gets quieter until you almost can not hear it anymore. The route can be mastered without big effort and Ebbs-Eichelwang can be reached in about 2,5 hours by taking the steps downhill.
Sunny side hikingtour Kaiser valley