Alpine hiking holiday in Austria at its finest

Hiking in Austria

400 km of hiking trails for families, hikers and mountaineers

A walking holiday in the realm of the Capricorn is a very special experience. At Alpengasthof Filzstein, you can start your hiking pleasure at 1,640 m above sea level. Check out here which highlights the Alpine hiking holiday in Austria's Zillertal Arena and im Pinzgau has in store for you!  

Open the window, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the view over the peaks of the Hohe Tauern in the direction of the Krimml Waterfalls: this is the way every day could start during your walking holiday in Alpengasthof Filzstein. After that, you'll be spoiled for choice: mountain hiking, summit tour, leisurely walk or earning points for a hiking pin?  

Hiking holiday in the Zillertal Arena  

The Zillertal Arena includes the towns of Zell im Zillertal, Gerlos, Königsleiten/Wald and Krimml/Hochkrimml. Look forward to: 

  • 400 km of well-marked hiking trails  
  • 15 easy, 51 medium, 9 difficult hiking tours  
  • 9 themed and nature trails, such as the wood trail, adventure trail,
    fish trail, animal trail, gourmet trail  
  • Hiking from hut to hut: more than 40 alpine huts, snack bars and mountain inns

Around Alpengasthof Filzstein, you can expect numerous hiking tours, whose number and description is beyond the scope of this page. We have compiled the most informative links for you:

  • Interactive Hochkrimml hiking map: Overview map
  • Interactive hiking map of Zell and Gerlos: Overview and detailed selection of hikes by difficulty, length and time, as well as height profiles and more information

Explore the surroundings of your holiday residence just right out of the front door: Hike the trail no. 13 up to the Plattenkogel or take a stroll over to the Duxeralm and on to Plattenalm. Particularly attractive: the hike to lake Seekarsee, a reservoir that blends harmoniously into the mountain landscape.

The Filzstein hiking tip: Krimml Waterfalls and Krimmler Achental 

The Krimml waterfalls, which you can see from the sun terrace of our alpine inn, are a worthwhile hiking destination. Along the highest waterfalls in Europe, a steep path leads you up to the entrance in the Achental valley. After the last step of the waterfall trail, the route becomes flat and the valley with its alpine meadows and mountain peaks spreads out before you. In the Krimmler Achental, you will find a variety of worthwhile hiking trails!

No one knows the mountains as well as a certified hiking guide! He will safely take you to the best panoramic points and tell you interesting stories about the fauna and flora. Book your hiking and mountain guide at Alpengasthof Filzstein or take part in a guided hiking tour as part of the active Krimml-Hochkrimml programme.

Your hiking pass is available at the Krimml tourist office. While hiking, you can collect stamps and thus points in huts, on peaks and at designated places. At the end of your hiking holiday, you can trade in the points for hiking pins at the office of the Krimml tourism board.

  • Ober-Oberpinzgau hiking safari

All information: Tourist Office Krimml, 5743 Krimml, Tel: +43 656472390

Mobile on a hiking holiday in Salzburg and Tyrol  

Many starting points for hikes and mountain tours can be reached by car. In the Krimmler Achental valley and parts of the National Park Hohe Tauern, however, no private transport is admitted. There you can take advantage of the train and hiking bus or the popular valley taxis for your hiking tours.

The hiking bus operates three times a day (morning, noon, afternoon) in both directions between Krimml and Königsleiten. If you prefer to travel by train, take advantage of the Zillertal and Pinzgau railway. The current timetables are available at the front desk of our alpine inn!  

The driver of the taxi will pick you up at Alpengasthof Filzstein! Alternatively, you can hop on in Krimml at the Pizzeria Cascata (car park 3). The valley taxi will take you either to the entrance to the Achental valley, up to the Krimml Tauernhaus or to the head of the valley.

  • Departure Krimml daily 8:45 to 10:30 am
  • Return from Krimml Tauernhaus every day at 3:30 and 5:00 pm
  • Bike transport possible!

Registration is absolutely necessary: Telephone +43 6642612174   

A total of five summer mountain railways operate from early/mid June to early October and allow you to quickly reach the starting points for high-altitude trails, panoramic tours and trips to the peaks:

  • Zell am Ziller cable car
  • Gerlosstein cable car/Hainzenberg
  • Ramsberg lift
  • Isskogel cable car Gerlos
  • Königsleiten village cable car

Please inform yourself at the reception of Alpengasthof Filzstein about opening times and directions – we will gladly advise you!  

The mountains are our home: We, your host family Taxer and all the Filzstein staff, will advise you personally on choosing and planning your hikes. For a restful sleep after your mountain hikes, choose a room at Alpengasthof Filzstein: send your non-binding inquiry right away! 

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