Hiking in the Alpine Regions of the Wildkogel

Enjoy breathtaking landscapes in the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps

Board the Wildkogelbahn lift in Neukirchen, ride up to the mountain terminal at around 2100 meters above sea level, and first take a moment to appreciate the fantastic views from the Wildkogel of the many Hohe Tauern peaks which surround you. The Wildkogel's alpine hiking regions lie in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, offering scenic paths that you can easily walk while pushing a pram, along with intermediate and challenging hikes on the Wildkogel.

Below, we provide you with useful information about opening times and rates for the Wildkogelbahn lifts in Neukirchen:

  • High season (lift runs daily): 01.07. - 01.10.2017
  • Low season operates only in good weather
    • 25.05. - 28.05.2017
    • 03.06 - 05.06.2017
    • 09.06 - 11.06.2017
    • 15.06 - 30.06.2017
    • 02.10 - 08.10.2017 
  • Rides up the mountain:
  • First ride up: 9 a.m.
  • 01.07. - 03.09.2017: continuous driving
  • 25.05.. - 30.06. und 04.09. - 08.10.2017: at the bottom of every half hour (09:30, 10:30 etc.)
  • Last ride up: 3:30 p.m.; Last ride down: 4:30 p.m.
  • We look forward to seeing you in the scenic mountain restaurant. 

Groups: Only groups of 20 paying persons upwards receive a discount of approx. 5% plus one free ticket for the group leader, only applicable when purchasing together as a group!

Family Rates: 2 adults and 1 child pay the regular fare, the 2nd child receives a 50% discount, additional children are free. This offer applies to parents with their own children ages 6 to 14.

Children's Fares: apply to ages 6 through 14. We ask that you present either your Guest Card or an I.D.

- Hiking Paths in the Wildkogel Arena -

Hiking tour of the Wildkogel lakes

Hiking tour of the Wildkogel lakes

Wildkogel Panorama Path

Wildkogel Panorama Path

Path No. 13

Path No. 17

45 minutes

easy hike

- Wildkogel Lakes Hike -

The broad, flat path - also ideal to walk with a pram - leads from the mountain terminal of the Wildkogel lifts, in an easterly direction along the south side of the Pfeifferköpfl to the Wildkogel Alm. It then circles both of the reservoirs, each nestled scenically into the landscape, and takes you via the north side of the Pfeifferköpfl back to the mountain terminal.

Path No. 13

Path No. 17

ca. 2 hours

intermediate hike

- Wildkogel Panorama Path -

From the mountain lift terminal, the path leads along the south side of the Pfeifferköpfl to the Wildkogel Alm, and from there to the summit of the Wildkogel with its fantastic views. The Panorama Path now drops down to the Geisl-Hochalm, where a Kneipp spa promises welcome refreshment for your legs. The trail continues past the Ganseralm and back to the mountain restaurant.

Frühmesser Tour

Frühmesser Tour

Mountain Station - Wildkogel - Neukirchen

Mountain Station - Wildkogel - Neukirchen

Path No. 11A

Path No. 740

ca. 2.5 hours

intermediate hike

- Frühmesser Hiking Tour -

Your hike takes you from the mountain terminal of the Wildkogelbahn lift in a westerly direction to Gasthof Wolkenstein. From there, you will follow a broad path to the mountain terminal of the Frühmesserbahn, then continue along a hiking trail to the top of the Frühmesser (about a 1-hour hike). Hike down to the Herrensteigscharte, from where a path will lead you back to the mountain restaurant.

Path No. 13/17

3.5 hours

- Mountain Station - Wildkogel - Neukirchen -

Mountain station - Wildkogel - Wildkogelhaus elev. 2,000 m - mid-station 1,651 m.

From the mid-station of the gondola lift or down a wide supply lane via Gasthaus Stockenbaum and back to the valley.

Mountain station - Steineralm - Neukirchen

Mountain station - Steineralm - Neukirchen

Mountain Station - Filzhöhe - Bramberg

Mountain Station - Filzhöhe - Bramberg

Path No. 11/1/741

3.5 hours

- Mountain Station - Steineralm - Neukirchen -

Mountain station - in a westerly direction to the Gensbichlscharte - Steineralm. From there past the Rechtegg, Venedigerhof and Abelhof guest houses back to Neukirchen.

 

Or drop down to Neukirchen from the Taubensteinkapelle via Steinerbauer Farm (trail marked with red-and-white rings).

Path 738/702A

ca. 4.5 hours

easy hike

- Mountain Station - Filzhöhe - Bramberg -

Mountain station - Wildkogel. Continue via paths 738/702A eastwards along the ridge line to the Filzhöhe/weather cross. Drop down to the Bergkristall and Geisl guest houses. From there, about half an hour to Bramberg or Mühlbach.

Mountain station - Mühlbachtal - Bramberg

Mountain station - Mühlbachtal - Bramberg

Höhensteig Trail

Höhensteig Trail

Path 739

5 hours

- Mountain Station - Mühlbachtal - Bramberg -

Mountain station - Geisl-Hochalm - Baumgartenalm. Continue to Bramberg or Mühlbach

Hiking bus to/from the Baumgartenalm

Path No. 11A

Alpine Assoc. Path No. 715

 6 - 7 hours

- Höhensteig Trail -

Mountain station - Gensbichlscharte -  Frühmesser - Geigenscharte - Steinkogel - Steinerhinteralm - Steineralm - Neukirchen

 

Good equipment and surefootedness, necessary especially along the rocky ridgeline of the Steinkogel (which is additionally secured by means of ropes and ladders).

Herrensteig Trail

Herrensteig Trail

Paths 736, 17,13

Paths 736, 17,13

  Paths Nos. 740, 11C, 715

- Herrensteig Trail -

Mountain station - Herrensteig-Scharte - Laubkogel - Steinfeld-Scharte (ca. 2.5 hours) From here, hike up the Rettenstein, then return to the mountain station or drop down to the Baumgartenalm (ca. 1.5 hours).

 

The Rettenstein requires good equipment, physical condition and surefootedness (about a 1.5-hour hike). From the Baumgartenalm ca. 2 hrs. to Bramberg or Mühlbach. Hiking bus from the Baumgartenalm

Paths 736, 17,13

- Paths 736, 17, 13 -

Neukirchen - Stockenbaum (ca. 1 hour) - Bergeralm (ca. 2 hours) - Wildkogelhaus (ca. 3 hours) - Wildkogel (ca. 4 hours)

Path 75

Path 75

Paths 71, 714

Paths 71, 714

Path 75

ca. 3 1/2 hours

- Path 75 -

Mountain station - Wildkogelhaus - Bramberg

Tip: Paths 75 (to Bramberg), 739 and 714 combine to offer a beautiful hiking tour!

Path No. 11A

ca. 4 1/2 hours

- Path 71, 714 -

Mountain station - Rettenstein - Haferl-Alm - Baumgartenalm - Mühlbachtal - Ghf. Bergkirstall - Gasthof Geisl - Bramberg

 

Taxi back to the valley possible from the Baumgartenalm

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Lifts
Pistes
Status Typ Name
I Wildkogelbahn I
II Wildkogelbahn II
III Smaragdbahn I
IV Smaragdbahn II
V Ganzeralm
VI Frühmesser
VII Pfeifferköpfl
VIII Braunkogel Schlepplift
IX Gensbichlalm
X Ganzeralm Tellerlift
XI Wolkenstein Tellerlift
XII Preimis Schlepplift
XIII Eggerfeld Anfängerlift
XIV Wennser Gletscher I
XV Wennser Gletscher II
XVI Kaserboden
XVII Wildkogelscharte I
XVIII Wildkogelscharte II
Status Typ Name
19 1 Wildkogelbahn Berg - Mitte
18 1a Wildkogelbahn Mitte - Neukirchen Talabfahrt
18 2 Pfeifferköpfl Berg - Smaragdbahn Berg
19 2 Wildkogelbahn Berg - Pfeifferköpfl
20 2 Pfeifferköpfl
18 3 Ganzeralm
19 3 Ganzeralm
18 4a Wildkogelbahn Berg - Ganzeralm
18 4b Smaragdbahn Berg - Braunkogel / Ganzeralm
18 5 Pfeifferköpfl ("Autobahn")
18 6a Wildkogelbahn Berg - Gensbichlalm
18 6b Neukirchen Talabfahrt
20 6 Neukirchen Talabfahrt
18 7 Gensbichlalm
19 7 Gensbichlalm
18 8 Gensbichlalm - Braunkogel
19 9 Braunkogel
20 10 Braunkogel - Ganzeralm
19 11 Braunkogel / Frühmesser Süd - Ganzeralm
19 12 Frühmesser - Ganzeralm
18 13 Frühmesser
19 14a Smaragdbahn Berg - Mitte
19 14b Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg Talabfahrt
20 16 Braunkogel
18 17 "Skimovie" Rennstrecke
18 1b Skiweg Stockenbaum
18 14a Skiweg Bramberg
18 14b Skiweg Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg
18 15 Skiweg Neuhaus
22 32 Pfeiferköpfl
Status Name
Wennserloipe
Talloipe Bramberg
Loipe Neudau
Loipe Dürnbach
Loipe Rosental
Loipe Sulzau
Loipe Trattenbach
Loipe Schönbach
Loipe Einöd
Loipe Markteinstieg Stockerfeld
Status Name
14a Rodelbahn Bramberg
14b Rodelbahn Smaragdbahn Mitte - Bramberg
1b Familien-Rodelbahn Stockenbaum
15 Familien-Rodelbahn Neuhaus
Rodelbahn Kühnreit