Kelchsau rund um die Bambergerhütte Blick auf Tristkopf

Hike to the Tristkopf

The impressive summit at 2361 metres in Kurzer Grund in Kelchsau

The Tristkopf can be seen from quite a distance thanks to its impressive peak . As a mountain that marks the border between Tirol and Salzburg, it is well-known in particular for its stunning panoramic views, which extend from the well-known peaks of the Hohe Tauern to the Hohe Salve and the Wilder Kaiser. The breath-taking panorama and the scenery in the natural gem of Kelchsau make this hike a real highlight. On the descent there is the option of visiting the little chapel Markkirchl on the Salzburg border. By way of a reward for the challenging ascent, a trip to the Neue Bamberger Hütte is worthwhile. The landlord serve traditional Tirol fare and refreshing drinks.

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    The summit of the Tristkopf is a mountain which borders Tirol and Salzburg and is accessible via the wonderful hiking area of Kelchsau.

Details & facts about the hiking trail to the Tristkopf

  • checkDuration: approx. 6 1/2 hours

  • checkDistance: approx. 7.7 km

  • checkHighest point: 2361 m

  • checkMetres climbing: 1230 m

  • checkLevel: Medium / Red throughout

  • checkStart point: Car park at Gasthof Wegscheid in Kurzer Grund, Kelchsau

Special points on the route: Neue Bamberger Hütte (snack stop and overnight stay option), Streitfeldenalm (traditional Alpine lodge - no snack stop available)


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  • MediumLevel
  • access_time6:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt16,3 kmDistance
  • terrain2361 mHighest point
  • trending_up1190 mUphill
  • trending_down1190 mDownhill
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Snack stop options

At the start and end point for the hike: Alpengasthof Wegscheid. Neue Bamberger Hütte is situated at the foot of the Tristkopf and has delicious Tirol dishes as well as the option to enjoy an overnight stay.

Neue Bamberger Hütte

Neue Bamberger Hütte
Neue Bamberger Hütte
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Hiking paradise of Kelchsau

Hiking paradise of Kelchsau

Traditional and abundant unspoilt natural surroundings - that is the idyllic lateral valley of Kelchsau. With two forks in the route, Kurzer Grund and Langer Grund, after the centre of the town a particularly expansive hiking area opens up. Babbling mountain streams, fields filled with Alpine roses and summits providing unique panoramic views help make this natural gem in Holiday Region Hohe Salve stand out.

Far from any cable cars, you get to enjoy tranquillity and freedom in the hiking area in Kelchsau. Hike to the famous summit and sample the delicious food in the Alpine inns. Circular tours, walks and Alpine hikes are also possible in the lateral valley area.

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