Hiking in Austria: Hiking luck in the mountains

400 km of hiking trails for families, hikers and mountaineers

A hiking holiday in the Krimml region means a wonderful mountain panorama, fresh air thanks to the Krimml waterfalls and wonderful nature experiences. At the Alpengasthof Filzstein you can start your hiking adventure at 1.640m above sea level. Open your windows, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air and let your gaze wander over the peaks of the Hohe Tauern towards the Krimml Waterfalls: A perfect start to the day at Alpengasthof Filzstein. Then you are spoilt for choice: mountain hike, summit tour, leisurely walk or collect points for the hiking needle?

Hiking holiay 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
  • Natural spectacle: Krimmler Waterfalls

The Filzstein hiking tip: Krimml waterfalls and Krimml 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. Here you will find more information about the regions Gerlos, Krimml and Hochkrimml.

Hiking without detours: Starting point Alpengasthof Filzstein

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.

Hiking maps and iZillertal Arena app for free download

Around Alpengasthof Filzstein, you can expect numerous hiking tours. We have compiled the most informative links for you:

Guided walks - Zillertal Arena & Hohe Tauern National Park

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 program.

Hiking tours weekly activity program Zillertal Arena

Hiking passes for your alpine hiking holiday

You can obtain your hiking pass from the Krimml Tourist Board. You collect stamps and points while hiking in huts, on summits and in marked places. At the end of your hiking holiday you can "gild" the points in the form of hiking needles at the Krimml Tourist Office. All information: Tourist information Krimml, 5743 Krimml, Tel.: +43 6564 72390.

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Sommercard

National Park Sommercard

In the immediate vicinity of the Alpengasthof Filzstein there are numerous excursion destinations worth seeing.
Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with its impressive Krimml Waterfalls or embark on a cultural journey in the Salzburger Land. Make use of more than 60 services of the Hohe Tauern National Park Sommercard!

Mountainbiken at the Zillertal Arena © Domenico Galizia

Summer resort: Holiday on the sunny side of life

In the Alpengasthof Filzstein you will experience everything you could dream of on a summer holiday in Austria. Slip into your hiking boots, climb mountain peaks on foot or by bike or relax at the clear mountain lake. Also for motorcyclists the surroundings with the directly adjacent Gerlosstraße is a dream.
Discover the many possibilities that you have with us in Krimml!

Friends hiking © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Close to nature in Krimml / Hochkrimml on the Gerlos Platte

We were inspired by the materials felt & stone during the reconstruction, renovation and redesign of our alpine guesthouse. Everywhere in the hotel you will find the connection with the alpine and mountain world of Hochkrimml and Gerlosplatte - the windows close to the ground in the new suites, the winter garden and the sun terrace will bring you very close to nature.

Mobile hiking holidays in Salzburg and Tyrol

Many starting points for hikes and mountain tours can be reached by car. In the Krimml Achental as well as in parts of the Hohe Tauern National Park, however, there are driving bans for individual traffic. Therefore, use the train and hiking bus as well as the popular valley taxis for your hiking tours.

Zillertal Arena hiking bus and train

The hiking bus operates three times a day (morning, noon, afternoon) during the summer holidays in both directions between Krimml and Königsleiten. The current timetables are available at the front desk of our alpine inn!

Hiking in Krimml: by taxi to the Krimmler Achental Vallley

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. Registration is absolutely necessary: Telephone +43 6642612174


  • Departure Krimml daily 8:45 and 10:30 am
  • Return from Krimml Tauernhaus every day at 3:30 and 5:00 pm
  • Bike transport possible!
High up during your hiking holiday: Zillertal Arena summer mountain railways

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
  • Königsleiten villlage cable car
  • Wildkogel Arena
  • Panorama lift Kiitzbüheler alps

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

Couple hiking © Salzburger Land Tourismus