Extra: Three mountain hikes from hut to hut

Get to know the mountain landscapes of the Alps and experience the rustic cosiness of the mountain huts - hikes from hut to hut offer the opportunity to literally step into nature on a step-by-step basis.

Around the Glockner Group (AT)

Around the Glockner Group (AT)Around the Großglockner: Tranquil place, wide valleys alternate with high alpine terrain Photo: Tourismusverband Großglockner

A must for every hiking fan is the region around the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798 meters). Starting from Kaprun, the seven-day hike will take you through the famous Sudetendeutsche Hütte, the Salmhütte (Austria’s oldest mountain hut from 1799), the Glocknerhaus and the Gleiwitzer Hütte. Because of the many shady and cool northern slopes, summer is the best time for hiking. Since this is high alpine terrain, some hiking experience is helpful on this route.


Idyll at the Wilder Kaiser (AT)

Idyll at the Wilder Kaiser (AT)Hiking on the Kaiserkrone with stops on the Hintersteiner See Photo: TVB Wilder Kaiser / Felbert-Reiter

The five-day hike from hut to hut (“Kaiserkrone”) is one of the most beautiful multi-day round trips in Tyrol. It is a unique journey into a mountain world full of stories and experiences and takes mountain hikers around 65 kilometers and 5,000 vertical meters in ascents and descents around the imposing massif of the Wilder Kaiser. The highest mountain in the Kaisergebirge (2,344 m) fascinates with its majestic presence of rugged rock, cool forests and gentle pastures as well as the crystal-clear Hintersteiner See. The magnificent views from the Chiemsee to the Großglockner convey the feeling of freedom and grandeur.


Once around Mont Blanc (CH)

Once around Mont Blanc (CH)Majestically, Mont Blanc sits enthroned in the highest peaks of the Alps Photo: pixabay

Without steep sections that could require mountaineering, hikers can circle the highest alpine summit, Mont Blanc (4,810 meters). The five- to seven-day route usually leads through easy to moderately difficult terrain and can be mastered well 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 very varied. In between, there is also the opportunity to climb some easily climbed summit.