A must for every hiking fan is the region around Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 metres). Starting in Kaprun, the seven-day hike takes in the famous Sudetendeutsche Hütte, the Salmhütte (Austria's oldest mountain hut dating back to 1799), the Glocknerhaus and the Gleiwitzer Hütte, among others. Because of the many shady and cool northern slopes, high summer is the best time to hike here. As it is high alpine terrain, some hiking experience is helpful on this route.
The five-day hike from hut to hut ("Kaiserkrone") is one of the most beautiful multi-day circular tours in Tyrol. It is a unique journey into a mountain world full of stories and experiences and leads mountain hikers on around 65 kilometres and 5,000 metres of ascent and descent once around the imposing massif of the Wilder Kaiser. The highest mountain in the Kaisergebirge, at 2,344 m, fascinates with its majestic presence of rugged rock, cool forests and gentle alpine pastures, as well as the crystal-clear Hintersteiner See lake. The magnificent views from Lake Chiemsee to the Großglockner convey a feeling of freedom and grandeur.
Without steep sections that require mountaineering skills, hikers can circumnavigate the highest Alpine peak, Mont Blanc (4,810 metres). The five- to seven-day route mostly leads through easy to moderately difficult terrain and can be easily managed between May and September. A popular route leads from the mountain village of Contamines to Chamonix. With its numerous passes and valleys, it is considered extremely varied. In between, there is also the opportunity to climb some easy peaks.
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