ausserkothkaseralm und blick auf wildschoenau fr
ausserkothkaseralm und blick auf wildschoenau fr

Hike to the Kothkaserkreuz viewpoint

This hike leads through the forests and meadows up to the alpine pastures on Mt. Schatzberg, which separates the area from the Alpbach valley and opens the view on the surrounding peaks.

Thierbach, starting point of this hike, is a small mountain village in the municipality of Wildschönau, accessible by car via the village of Mühltal. We follow the marker towards the Schatzberg Mountain Hut. A good, at the beginning somewhat steep forest path leads through the meadow landscape into the forest, towards the Rauher Kopf, a wooded hill. The gravel road continues to wind uphill, after about one hour it proceeds along the panoramic mountain slope towards south. The forest gives way to a beautiful heath and alpine meadow landscape.

At a junction, the path to the Ausserkothkaser Mountain Hut and the Kothkaserkreuz viewpoint separates from the path to the Schatzberg Mountain Hut. The view stretches until Mt. Wilder Kaiser, the Kitzbühel Alps and the High Tauern. Those who invest 10 minutes and 60 m in altitude more from here can reach the Schatzberg Mountain Hut at the mountain station of the Schatzberg Cable Car, located at 1,770 m a.s.l. It is the only rest point along the route.

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike suited for families difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Wildschönau, village of Thierbach
  • Time required:
    03:15 h
  • Track length:
    10,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.171 m to 1.708 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +551 m | -551 m
  • Route:
    Thierbach - Rauher Kopf - Ausserkothkaser Mountain Hut - Kothkaserkreuz viewpoint
  • Signposts:
    Schatzbergalm
  • Resting points:
    Schatzbergalm
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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