ausserkothkaseralm und blick auf wildschoenau von schatzberg
ausserkothkaseralm und blick auf wildschoenau von schatzberg

Hike from Thierbach to the Kothkaserkreuz

This hike leads through the forests and meadows above the Wildschönau on forest paths up to the alpine pastures on the Schatzberg mountain, which separates the area from the Alpbach valley and opens the view on the surrounding mountain world.

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 Schatzbergalm 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 Außerkothkaseralm and the Kothkaserkreuz separates from the path to the Schatzbergalm. The view stretches until the Wild Kaiser, the Kitzbühel Alps and the High Tauern. Those who invest 10 minutes and 60 metres in altitude more from here can reach the Schatzbergalm hut at the mountain station of the Schatzbergbahn cable car, located at 1,770 m a.s.l. It is the only rest point along the route.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Wildschönau, village of Thierbach
Route: Thierbach - Rauher Kopf - Außerkothkaseralm - Kothkaserkreuz
Signpost: Schatzbergalm
Distance: 4.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 - 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 530 m
Altitude level: between 1,170 and 1,700 m a.s.l. (Schatzbergalm: 1,770 m a.s.l.)
Experienced in: July 2018

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