Hike to Mt Kitzbüheler Horn

Today we hike from the Alpenhaus mountain hut to Mt Kitzbüheler Horn (1,996 m asl), unforgettable panoramic views included.

Our starting point, the Alpenhaus mountain hut, is accessible either by the Kitzbüheler Horn Cable Car or by car via the panoramic road. We choose the second version and get rewarded by fantastic views on the valley. 7.5 km and 18 (!!) bends later we reach the Alpenhaus hut and park our car. Behind the house the wide, asphalted hiking path starts uphill. A pleasant hike with really fantastic panoramic views.

After about 20 minutes we have to decide if we carry on walking along the road or we try the cross country route through the Alpine Flower Garden Kitzbüheler Horn. The garden, opened in 1985, shows on 20,000 sqm flowers from all over the world, among them the Himalayan Edelweiss and the Alpine Poppy. All native plants grow by the wayside, the plants from other countries are planted in beds surrounded by stones to give them their needed space.

At the end of the garden the road leads us up to the summit cross and further to the peak of Mt Kitzbüheler Horn at 1,996 m asl. This last section is a bit steeper than before. At the summit we admire the alpine world, even the snowy mountains of the High Tauern mountain range shine afar. After a nice break we start our way back along the same route. And in the end we reward ourselves with a “Germknödel” at the Alpenhaus hut. Delicious!

Author: MS

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Alpenhaus mountain hut
Route: Alpenhaus hut - Alpine Flower Garden Kitzbüheler Horn - summit of Mt Kitzbüheler Horn
Signpost: 30, 34
Walking time: approx. 1 hour (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
Altitude level: between 1,670 and 1,996 m asl
Suitable for families? Yes, the wide asphalted road up to the summit has only few steep sections. The way of the botanic garden (as described) is also suitable for children.
Experienced in: September 2009
Further information: Kitzbühel Tourist Board, phone: +43 5356 66660-0

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  4. Gartenhotel Rosenhof
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  5. Hotel Kirchberger Hof
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