Hiking middle station Hohe Salve


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  • MediumLevel
  • access_time3:50 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt5,7 kmDistance
  • terrain1829 mHighest point
  • trending_up650 mUphill
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Tour information

We ascend to the starting point of this summit hike, the Hohe Salve middle station, with the Salvenbahn I gondola lift from Hopfgarten. From the middle station, the hike starts via a well-signposted forest trail to the Hohe Salve reservoir. After a short rest at the lake, the trail continues to the Salvensee lake, which lies directly at the foot of the Hohe Salve.
With our destination already in sight, we then hike across the southern slope to the summit of the Hohe Salve. Once at the top, it is worth visiting the Salvenkirchlein, the highest pilgrimage church in Austria. After enjoying the stunning 360° panorama, the Gipfelalm with its revolving sun terrace and restaurant invites us to take a cosy break.
We can return to the middle station either via the same path or via the Alpengasthof Rigi. Of course, we can also take the gondola lift from the summit to the valley.

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Hiking middle station Hohe Salve


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
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  • forest path, hiking trail
  • breathable outdoor clothing
    sufficient water and snacks
    first-aid kit
    fully charged mobile phone + charger
    hiking map + guidebook
    if possible GPS device or GPS data on your phone
    sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
    rainwear + cash
  • 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.

    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 the finish.
  • Car park P3 Wasserfeld (free of charge) – road to Kelchsau – through the railway underpass, directly after the bridge

    Lift car park – free with lift ticket


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