Wanderung ins Kaisertal
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 downhill and at the fork in the path go right in the direction of Hinterbärenbad. First the path is taking us downhill and at the next cross we turn left and follow the route in the direction of Hechtleitenalm. Below the alpine cabin of the Hechtleitenalm the wide path changes into a narrow steep path, which leads along the "Bärental" to Hinterbärendbad and to the Hinterbärenbad-Anton Karg Haus with the famous chapel (attended time about 90 minutes). After a rest you follow the steep path until you reach the Hans-Berger-Haus with its mountaineering school after about 10 minutes.
The way back from Hans-Berger-Haus to Ebbs-Eichelwang leads along the "Kaiserbach", passing Hinterbärenbad-Anton Karg Haus and Anton-Karg-Memorial, following the route northwest out of the valley to Hinterkaiserhof, the eldest managed farm in the Kaiser valley. The farm, owned and looked after by family Schaffer, invites hikers to stop for a snack. They offer regional products as bread, buttermilk, bacon and cheese. Strengthened, the route continues on same height, we turn left at the next fork and reach the famous Antoniuschapel after about 20 minutes where we can leave a note in the chapel register.
Slightly up and down in the direction out of the valley we reach the "Alpengasthof Pfandlhof", which is highly recommended to stop by and have a snack.
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.
- Spring, summer, autumn