• Sometimes on gently ascending trails across lush green ground with a wealth of colourful flowers, and at times high alpine rock landscapes with karstic climbs | © Kitzsteinhorn
    The Glacier.
  • Every Wednesday in summer: Guided tour to the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn
    The Glacier.
  • Once at the top of the mountain, the first order of "business" is to enjoy the glorious views | © Kitzsteinhorn
    The Glacier.
  • Kitzsteinhorn offers a wide range of mountain adventures and hiking possibilities | © Kitzsteinhorn
    The Glacier.

Hiking area at the border to the Hohe Tauern National Park

High alpine mountain experience and easy circular hiking routes

The Kitzsteinhorn boasts a diverse hiking area like hardly any other directly at the border to the Hohe National Park. Sometimes on gently ascending trails across lush green ground with a wealth of colourful flowers, and at times high alpine rock landscapes with karstic climbs. The cable cars take you to the starting points of the hiking routes in comfort. Climb your first 3.000 metres high mountain on a guided tour or go on an adventurous expedition through the climate zones of the Kitzsteinhorn accompanied by a National Park Ranger.

Please note: The hiking programme at the Kitzsteinhorn is subject to the prevailing weather, snow and operating conditions. Information: Kitzsteinhorn InfoService Tel. +43 6547 8621

Guided Tours

Weekly guided hiking trips and tours at the Kitzsteinhorn

Hiking trails 

LANGWIED: easy hiking area in approx. 2.000 metres above sea level

This short circular route starts at the Häuslalm and leads past a hilly landscape covered in alpine roses, along lush green alpine meadows with babbling brooks and back to the starting point at Langwied.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Altitude metres: 15
  • Length: 580 m (circular route)


This easy circular hiking route starts at the Häuslalm and leads through hilly terrain, across lush alpine rose pastures past the ruins of an old herdsman hut and along the Grubbach stream through a beautiful natural landscape and back to the starting point.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Altitude metres: 41
  • Length: 1.100 m

The wide circular route starts at the Häuslalm and leads past sites with beautiful views to the Zell Basin to the ruins of an old herdsman hut. The trail is especially suitable for families with small children and there are places for a rest along the route.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Altitude metres: 41
  • Length: 940 m

ALPINCENTER: high alpine area in approx. 2.500 metres above sea level

Leisurely, eventful circular hiking route from the Alpincenter to the glacial moraine with fantastic vistas to the glacier, the glacier lake and into the valley.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Duration: 30 min.

The route leads from the Alpincenter to the Gletscherblick with view across the moraine to the emerald green glacier lake and past glacier polishes and streams as well as beautiful viewpoints back to the Alpincenter.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Duration: 60 min.

Starting from the Alpincenter, the tour leads to interesting geological rock formations at the base of the Tristinger and the Rettenwand. Continuing from the Graswand cross, the route leads across the Gletscherblick panorama trail back to the Alpincenter.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Duration: 1h 15 min.

This high alpine hiking tour starts at the Alpincenter and leads across an impressive high route with a wide range of alpine flora and unique panoramic views to the Maiskogel. From there it's back to Kaprun either conveniently by cable car (MK Maiskogelbahn) or on foot.

  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Duration: 4 h to the MK Maiskogelbahn mountain station / 6 h to Kaprun
  • Altitude metres: 350

5a To the Langwied

Alexander-Enzinger-path in a shorter version

One follows the high path (5) from the Alpincenter to the junction with the Wanderweg 5a, descent to Langwied and then ride down to the Kitzsteinhorn valley station with the cable car.

  • Duration: 2 hours

From the "Top of Salzburg“ panorama platform in 3.029 m, the tour leads on a steep trail uphill to the summit in 3.203 m above sea level.

ATTENTION: High alpine path – Surefootedness, no fear of heights and fitness are required.

  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Altitude metres: 174

Tip: A guided "My first 3.000 metres high mountain" tour is available every Wednesday (June – September).

TIP: Free of charge hiking maps are available at the cash desks or at the InfoService in the Alpincenter.

Hiking Tickets

Tariffs uphill and downhill ride

11.04.2023 - 30.11.2023
AdultsGuest Card**Youth*Children*
Top of Salzburg Ticket (3.029m)€ 49,50€ 46,50€ 37,00€ 24,50
Top of Salzburg Ticket (3.029m) Family Ticket***€ 47,00€ 46,50€ 35,00€ 23,00
Up- & Down to Alpincenter (2.450m)€ 39,00 € 36,00 € 29,00 € 19,50
Up- & Down to Langwied via Gletscherjet 1 / Panoramabahn (1.976m)€ 26,50 € 24,50 € 19,50 € 13,00
Up- & Down to Langwied via MK Maiskogelbahn & 3K K-onnection (1.976m)€ 32,00 € 30,00 € 24,00 € 16,00

Keycard deposit EUR 2,-. Return of undamaged KeyCards at any of the ticket offices.

All prices in euros include 10 % VAT. Subject to date and price changes.

**reduced up and downhill trip with guest card for guests of Zell am See-Kaprun and every Pinzgau municipality.

Family Bonus: Parents and the two eldest children/youth* pay the Family Price, all other children/youth* travel for free.

***Family ticket valid from parents + 1 child/youth*

Dogs are transported (EUR 5,00 day ticket/ EUR 50,00 season pass). Dogs must wear a muzzle (muzzles can be hired at the ticket office & InfoService).

Mountainbikes are transported without surcharge to the Alpincenter (transportation with chairlift “Langwiedbahn” not possible).

Up and downhill tickets are valid for tourists without ski equipment.

*Children and youth prices available only upon presentation of valid ID.
Children: born 2007 – 2016
Youths: born 2004 – 2006
Children (photo) born in or after 2017 or younger are transported free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

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  • 8a Sonnenkarpiste 1
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  • 10 Rettenwandpiste 1
  • 10a Rettenwandpiste 2
  • 11 Langwiedpiste
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  • 13 Krefelderpiste
  • 14 Black Mamba
  • 15 Schneehasenpiste
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  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    40 cm
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    95 cm
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    175 cm
  • Glacier
    3,029 m
    185 cm
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    6 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    1 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -2 °C
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    1,137 m
    5 °C
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    1,976 m
    -0 °C
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    2,450 m
    -4 °C
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  • Krefelderhütte
  • Häuslalm
  • Maisi Alm
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch
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  • Restaurant Zagl
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