The top 5 hiking trails in Mittersill and the surrounding area

The best hiking tips from your certified hiking pro

Mittersill-Hollersbach-Stuhlfelden, Austria’s first certified National Park hiking village, welcomes you with an impressive 65 tours and paths – an unbelievable selection that can make it rather difficult to find the perfect route. The Bräurup reception team gladly advise you personally with up-to-date, tailor-made suggestions. Furthermore, we can introduce you to our top 5 hiking trails in Mittersill and the surrounding area!


Sonnenrundweg (Sun round tour)

Relax and enjoy – hiking holidays in Mittersill can be pretty leisurely and uplifting. The approx. 6 km Sonnenrundweg is a picture-perfect example affording you a particularly beautiful, unforgettable view of the town. Start at the hotel and walk to Volksbank, then take hiking trail 71A to Unterwimm. Continuing on hiking trail 63, take a left to Rettenbach. The panoramic view of Mittersill and Hohe Tauern is particularly lovely on clear, sunny days. Return back to the hotel via Achleiten.

  • Length: 6.1 km
  • Altitude metres: 238 m
  • Walking time: 1.5-2 h
  • Difficulty: easy

Hohe-Tauern-Rundweg (Hohe Tauern round path)

Mittersill National Park Centre is the starting point for an extended hike that requires sufficient endurance. Head towards Schattseite and hiking trails 56 plus 56A, turn into hiking trail 12 and reach Hollersbach centre. Continue on the Salzach bridge and reach first hiking trail 11, then hiking trail 13. You’re now on the sunny side of the Kitzbühel Alps accompanied by the stunning nature and glorious mountain view. Return back to Mittersill via the district of Rettenbach and Achleiten.

  • Length: 15.5 km
  • Altitude metres: 615 m
  • Walking time: 4-5 h
  • Difficulty: medium

Die Felbertaler Hochgebirgsseen (Felbertal high mountain reservoirs)

Bräurup hike offers many a challenge. The loop trail to the high mountain reservoirs of Felbertal is suited for experienced hikers. Have the free hiking shuttle bring you to Hintersee car park and walk to the lake. Reach hiking trail 917 to Nassfeld via Trudental, cross the stream Tauernbach and reach the lake Plattachsee after 2.5 to 3 hours. If you’ve got enough energy left, you can extend the tour to the lake Tauernsee. We recommend descending via Trassensteig back to your staring point in dry weather conditions – warning, slippery when wet!

  • Length: 12.7 km
  • Altitude metres: 950 m
  • Walking time: 5-6 h
  • Difficulty: hard

Krimmler Wasserfallweg (Krimml Waterfalls path)

Time for a brief trip to one of Central Europe’s most beautiful monuments of nature. Take the hiking taxi to the tourism office in Krimml – the starting point for the tour, heading down the road to the WasserWelten and further on to the waterfalls. You can already feel the power of the water at the bottom. The panoramic path now becomes a bit steeper and leads to the top of the waterfall. Enjoy the panoramic view of roaring water from the various observation decks. Reach the highest point via the Schettbrücke bridge before taking the Alter Tauernweg just before the Annatunnel back to the starting point. Be advised that surefootedness is vital for the way back!

  • Length: 6.8 km
  • Altitude metres: 503 m
  • Walking time: 2.5 h
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Amerbach-Wanderung (Amerbach hike)

Steep mountain tours aside, there are also some lovely hiking trails through Mittersill. One that will particularly wow nature enthusiasts is the route alongside the Amerbach stream. Once you’ve discovered the somewhat hidden entrance near the Felbertal portal, you can get started. Head north towards Ödalm, walking past the Taimer Alm to the Elisabethsee lake. Divine nature lines the route. Take a refreshing dip in the cold, clear water of the Elisabethsee, then continue to the Heidnische Kirche. This protected natural monument rises out of a rockslide debris field. It is said that everyone who manages to squeeze through the extremely narrow crack will be rid of all evil and diseases.

  • Length: 7.1 km
  • Altitude metres: 267 m
  • Walking time: 2.5 h
  • Difficulty: easy

There are many more hiking trails in Mittersill and the surrounding National Park and alpine region waiting for you. Look forward to up-to-date suggestions at reception plus ideal facilities and services, ranging from equipment and information materials to guided tours. Send us your non-binding holiday enquiry today and tackle the numerous hiking trails in Mittersill and its surrounding area soon!

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