On the Berlin High Trail you can breathe real pioneer air: up here in the secluded mountain world of the Zillertal Alps there was one of the most important germ cells of mountaineering in the early 19th century. Under the cooperation of the Berlin section of the German Alpine Association further huts were built. Today you still hike from hut to hut on these old paths and enjoy the wild and romantic Zillertal mountain landscape just like back then. In eight days and close to 85 km, it leads you through a breathtaking mountain scenery and reach an elevation gain of around 6, meters. Feel like a reward after the day's efforts? If you like it more comfortable, then you can only plan the first four stages of the Berlin High Trail.
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On the Berlin High Trail you can breathe real pioneer air: up here in the secluded mountain world of the Zillertal Alps there was one of the most important germ cells of mountaineering in the early 19th century. Under the cooperation of the Berlin section of the German Alpine Association further huts were built.
Today you still hike from hut to hut on these old paths and enjoy the wild and romantic Zillertal mountain landscape just like back then. In eight days and close to 85 km, it leads you through a breathtaking mountain scenery and reach an elevation gain of around 6, meters.
Feel like a reward after the day's efforts? If you like it more comfortable, then you can only plan the first four stages of the Berlin High Trail. In contrast to the high alpine second half of the hike, these stages lead on narrow but well signposted mountain paths over picturesque mountain meadows. At the end of the fourth stage you can then take the bus from Schlegeisspeichersee to Mayrhofen. You follow the signposted hiking trail in countless hairpin bends through the forest.
You quickly gain in height and on individual glades you can already take a first look at the surrounding mountain landscape. Shortly before your destination, you leave the forest and are immediately expected by an incredible mountain panorama. Since only a hiking day is behind you and you can strengthen yourself with a hearty mountain climber's breakfast, this is not a problem for you.
Here you hike on a narrow path over steep mountain meadows, which can be very slippery after rainy weather. In this case, pay close attention to your steps and inform the hut host about the accessibility of the path.
From the gray plate, a side ridge of the rear Grindbergspitze, it is now a little downhill. Until the uncultivated Kesselalm, located directly on the Kesselbach, the mountain trail runs without major differences in altitude.
After you have crossed the creek, it is brisk uphill again. The landscape becomes noticeably meager and after you have passed the picturesque Wesendlekarsee, you reach the Friesenberghaus. All information about the Friesenberghaus and reservations at friesenberghaus. The third stage is not only quite short, there are also only small ascents and descents on the program.
So you can take it easy today and stretch your legs at breakfast in the Friesenberghaus. Then it goes along the Friesenbergsee along a piece up. But do not worry, after the short serpentine section you have already made the entire ascent of the day and walk away from here with fantastic views of the Schlegeis evenly downhill.
Booking and information at olpererhuette. Your fourth hiking day is also quite moderate. Even though this is just an artificial reservoir, the sight of turquoise glacier water is simply magical.
Once at the bottom, you hike on a wide hiking trail along the shore towards the end of the valley. High up in the mountains you can clearly see the huge glacier area Schlegeiskees. You leave the lake behind you soon and walk leisurely up the slope of the Schlegeisbach. Soon the signposted mountain trail branches off to the left to the Furtschaglhaus. In countless hairpin bends, the trail winds its way up the steep grassy slopes until you finally reach your destination with satisfaction.
All information about the Furtschaglshaus can be found at furtschaglhaus. From the fifth stage, the Berlin mountain trail now has a pronounced high mountain character.
The landscape becomes noticeably meager and at the summit you stand in a breathtaking rock landscape. Around you, the magnificent peaks of the Zillertal Alps and the Tux Alps tower into the sky. Take a breather at the summit, because the long descent has it all in itself. Early on you can see the Berlin hut in the valley below you. When you enter with your climbing gear, you feel misplaced - the wood paneling is reminiscent of a grand hotel of yesteryear.
But do not worry, hikers and mountaineers are welcome here. Just like the day before, it continues on the sixth stage: Here, the Berlin mountain trail spoils you with the most beautiful and secluded mountains in the Zillertal Alps. The signposted hiking trail leads you along the Zemmbach uphill to the Schwarzsee. The increase is long, but only moderately increases. At the saddle the highest point of today's hike and a fantastic view await you.
The descent is steeper and more adventurous. On long, rope-insured passages, it zigzags downhill towards Floitengrund. Just before you reach the bottom of the valley, you climb down another several meters long aluminum ladder. Now you have done it soon. From the picturesque high valley, the last hairpin bends take you up to the Greizer Hut, today's destination. Information and booking at alpenverein-greiz. On the seventh stage your high alpine finale will take place.
The transition from the Greizer hut to the Kasseler hut leads over the Lapenscharte. About rocky led the trail to more than 2, meters high Scharte, which offers an incomparable view of the Stilluptal and Kasseler hut.
From the rocky ridge, it then goes downhill in some hairpin bends to the iron gorge. On a narrow, exposed trail, it goes directly along a steep rock face. Almost the entire section is covered with wire ropes, and in some places, iron rides provide additional support - a paradise for experienced hikers. Information and booking at kasselerhuette. On the eighth day of hiking it is time to say goodbye. To make it easier for you to say goodbye, the Zillertal mountains show themselves from their most beautiful side.
With a magnificent view, you first descend zigzagging from the Kasseler Hut to the Stilluptal. The Sonntagskarbach accompanies you on your way, which merges further with the Stillupbach. Once in the valley, a broad and comfortable trail leads you through one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Zillertal. Soon you will reach the Green Wall Hut. In the cozy mountain inn you can not only dine - you can also spend one night here and only the next day through the Stilluptal to Mayrhofen hike.
From the Speichersee you can even continue by bus to Mayrhofen. Of course, if you still have enough reserves, you can already hike to Mayrhofen today. In total, a distance of about 20 kilometers and a descent of almost 1, vertical meters will come together. The timetable for the bus to the Stillupptal can be found at mayrhofen.
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Hut to hut tour along the Berlin High Trail
The Berlin High Trail is one of the "Great Walks Tirol" and a high alpine round tour with hut-to-hut hiking connections, during which you become acquainted with the primeval landscapes of the Zillertal Alps. You can check out availability and book stays at the mountain huts using the new online reservation system for Alpine Association mountain huts. Only the Berlin Hut still has to be reserved by email or telephone. This online reservation system currently only allows you to reserve one hut at a time, however the Alpine Association is working on a way to make the booking of trekking tours possible. This option will be available soon.
The Berlin High Trail – explore the Zillertal alps in 8 stages
Located in the Tyrol region in Austria, near the italian border, it passes through the heart of the Zillertal alps and offers astounding and untamed alpine scenery. The circuit trail is often toured clockwise, starting at the picturesque town of Mayrhofen and ending in Finkenberg. The hike can also be taken the other way around. Costs : half board including dormitory boarding, a basic breakfast and A Dinner that includes first course and dessert for 50 euro. The price is comprised of accommodation costs of euro and food costs of euro.