Gipfelkreuz des Gampenkogels

Gampenkogel mountain

A summit - a lake - three resorts - different levels of difficulty

The Gampenkogel summit can be reached from all three resorts in the Brixental Valley (Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf) and offers a stunning panoramic view over Lake Kreuzjöchlsee and the surrounding mountains. The summit lies at 1,952m above sea level.


Via Brixenbach to the Gampenkogel summit

This hike starts from Brixen im Thale and takes you up from the valley via a spectacularly beautiful alpinescape to the Gampenkogel summit.

Hike details

  • checkType: Full day tour

  • checkDuration: 4 hours

  • checkDistance: 7.9 km

  • checkHighest point: 1,952 m

  • checkElevation gain: 1100 m

  • checkLeavel: Moderate/red

  • checkEquipment: Sturdy hiking boots, provisions, weather-appropriate clothing

  • checkStarting point: Brixen im Thale Tourist Office

Special waypoints: Way of the Cross, or along the Brixenbach river at the new power station, Brixner waterfall

Refreshments stops: Brixenbachalm, Wiegalm, Brechhorn or Kobingerhütte.

Via Brixenbach to the Gampenkogel

  • directions_walkMediumLevel
  • access_time3:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt8,0 kmDistance
  • terrain1937 mHighest point
  • trending_up1100 mUphill
  • Details
  • Mountain inns on Gampenkogel mountain
    Mountain huts are usually found along most hiking trails in the region. Many offer a place to rest your feet and enjoy a hearty meal. The refreshments stops are part and parcel of a good mountain tour.
  • Signposts
    The trail to the Gampenkogel summit is well signposted, with yellow signs pointing the way.
  • Brixenbachalm in summer
    The trail from Brixen im Thale up to the Gampenkogel summit takes you past Brixenbachalm mountain inn. Here you can stop to recharge your batteries.
  • Gampenkogel summit cross
    Here you can see the Gampenkogel summit cross. The hike to this summit has a moderate level of difficulty and offers a great panoramic view.
  • Summit cross with friendly sheep
    The simple but beautiful Gampenkogel summit cross. The view is shared with a few friendly sheep.
  • The green grassy mountains of the Kitzbüheler Alpen
    From the Gampenkogel summit, you can enjoy the view of the green grassy mountains of the Kitzbüheler Alpen.
  • Sheep on Gampenkogel mountain
    Gampenkogel mountain is not only a hot spot for hikers but also for many animals, such as these sheep who are at home in the Alps.

Route options

Hike with view of the Wilder Kaiser
From Brixen im Thale you can reach the Gampenkogel summit via the Way of the Cross, past the Brixenbachalm and the Wiegalm (see detailed route description).

From Westendorf you can reach the summit by catching a lift on the Alpenrosenbahn. Then from the mountain station it takes less than 2 hours to reach the Gampenkogel summit.

You can also reach the summit from Kirchberg by hoping on a Gaisberg cable car to the mountain station and then hike via the Kobinger Hütte to the summit.

Tip: Visit the Harlaßanger Chapel and Kobingerhütte

Harlassanger chapel
A detour on this hike to the Kobingerhütte and the Harlaßanger pilgrimage chapel is highly recommended. Every year on 2 July a pilgrimage takes place via the Brixner Way of the Cross to Harlaßanger chapel, which incidentally belongs to Brixen. According to a legend, the name Harlaßanger is derived from quarrels between two rival witch groups, who often had to "arg Haare lassen" (leave hair) on the village greens.

Only where you've been on foot, have you truly experienced.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Interactive map

Plan your tour to the Gampenkogel with our interactive map. In addition to the specific data and facts about the tour, you will find further, specific route information, an altitude profile of the tour and GPS data to download. Directions as a PDF are also waiting for you.


Tips for the perfect hiking holiday

The following tips will help you plan the perfect hiking tour to the Gampenkogel summit and ensure an unforgettable hiking holiday in Brixen im Thale. We would also be glad to offer you individual advice on these or other tours.
You can, for example, take advantage of our free public transport offers for holidaymakers in the Kitzbühel Alps: Guests staying in the Brixental Valley with a valid guest card can travel by regional train to Brixen free of charge. Find all information about the beautiful, certified hiking region of Brixental and how best to explore it. Would you like to go on the local KAT-Walk? If you love multi-day hikes - we highly recommend these 6 stages. To find out more, simply read on.

Route options to Gampenkogel summit