Hohe Salve - Hochbrixen


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time1:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt4,0 kmDistance
  • terrain1829 mHighest point
  • trending_down535 mDownhill
  • Show map
Salvensee_Kitzbüheler Alpen_Nicola Thost (2018)_LIGHT107.jpg

Tour information

The starting point of this hike, the Hohe Salve, offers thanks to its free-standing location a 360-degree panorama which is without equal. Apart from the fantastic view it is also the diversified hiking trails which make the summit so popular.
One of the hikes leads past two reservoirs to the Hochbrixen mountain railway. It starts right at the summit. First you walk past the Salvenkirchlein and hike down the rather steep hiking path on the southern slope. Passing the first reservoir, Salvensee, you continue through a little forest until Jordan Chapel. There you find a small spring water fountain to quench your thirst and refresh yourself. Following the path you’ll soon get to the lake Filzalmsee, the outing destination for young and old in Hochbrixen. 

A flat forest path leads to the end of the hike, the mountain station of the Hochbrixen gondola lift. To get back to Hopfgarten, it is advisable to take the gondola into the valley to Brixen im Thale and then take the train or bus in the direction of Hopfgarten. Alternatively, other hiking trails lead back to Hopfgarten.

Read more


Hohe Salve - Hochbrixen


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
  • check
  • hiking path, forest path
  • Breathable outdoor clothing & sturdy shoes
    sufficient food and drinks
    First aid kit
    Mobile phone with full battery & charger
    Hiking map & guide literature
    Possibly a GPS device or download the GPS data to your mobile phone
    Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap)
  • Arriving from Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after the tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at the roundabout take the B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Hopfgarten before the railway underpass turn left towards SkiWelt - follow the signs to your destination.

    Arriving from Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten after the second railway underpass take the first exit on the right direction SkiWelt - follow the signs to your destination.
  • P3 Wasserfeld car park (free of charge) - Kelchsauer Landesstraße - under the railway subway, directly after the bridge.

    Lift car park - free of charge when using the gondola.

Restaurants & infrastructure