From the hiking starting point at the Wochenbrunner Alm mountain hut, there are three options for the approach: via trail/path 825 towards the Gruttenhütte mountain hut, via the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut and the Klammlweg trail (812/822 and 813/824) towards the Gruttenhütte, or via the Gaudeamushütte towards Ellmauer Tor rock saddle (812). Approach time: approx. 1.5 hours
To the east of the Gruttenhütte, follow the sign “Ellmauer Tor über Jubiläumssteig” until you reach the entrance to the Jubiläumssteig trail. Passing through unique countryside, the Jubiläumssteig trail is a challenging mountain path that is largely secured with steel ropes and a number of stepping aids/ladders. Enjoy a close-up experience of the rocky landscapes through the fascinating “Wildes Schloss” (Wild Castle), as this area is known according to legend thanks to its many turrets, peaks, hollows and balconies. Savour the views both downwards and across the surrounding area.
Descent: Head downhill on path 812 from Ellmauer Tor in the direction of the Gaudeamushütte and continue to the Wochenbrunner Alm.
The Jubiläumssteig trail can be walked in both directions.
Surefootedness and above all a good head for heights are essential!
Recommended: HELMET, as well as a climbing harness and via ferrata set for inexperienced climbers.
A securing rope should also be used for children.
- The composition of the trail varies between paths and rocky passages, some of which feature secured sections, as well as stepping aids and ladders.
- Rucksack, hiking/mountaineering boots, hiking gear (breathable), change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, headgear), waterproofs (hardshell), cold protection (gloves and hat), water bottle, food for eating on the way, hiking poles if desired, first aid kit, plastic bag for waste, hiking map/route description (gpx track)Via ferrata set, climbing harness and helmet;
- If you’re coming on the B178 road from Wörgl or Kufstein, take the Ellmau exit and then the first exit at the roundabout. Go straight down the road until you reach the turnoff (green signs) towards Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn. Turn left here and immediately right again. Now follow the road, a toll road, till you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park. If you’re coming on the B178 from St. Johann, take the Ellmau exit and continue straight ahead until the Bauhof junction (green signposts towards Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn right here and immediately right again. Now follow the toll road till you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.