Though it is quite a long walk, you don’t lose strength on a tour to Schafsiedel – the rushing water of the mountain stream, the lush green and the vivid alpine culture give new impulses. On your way to the summit you’ll pass three wonderful lakes, called Wildalmseen, which lie idyllically nestled between impressive mountains.
The start of this wildly romantic tour is the parking area of the inn Gasthof Wegscheid in the Kurzer Grund valley in Kelchsau. First walk along the river and then through the forest. After approx half an hour you reach a forest path which meanders in wide curves up to Neue Bamberger Hütte. Time and again small paths branch off the forest path. Following those shortcuts, you reachNeue Bamberger Hütte in ca 1,5 hours. Behind the alpine hut the terrain gets wider and you’ll be offered a wonderful panoramic view of the alpine area of “Rosswildalm”. On well sign-posted mountain paths the hike goes on to the lake “Unterer Wildalmsee”. About 15 minutes later you’ll pass a second lake and then, over some steps, get to a third one, the Oberer Wildalmsee, which is situated right beneath the summit. Accompanied by fantastic views of the Hohe Tauern mountain range the hike leads on to the summit of Schafsiedel mountain where you’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking 360° panorama. We recommend: bring along your swimming things!
- access_time7:00 hDuration
- arrow_right_alt15,6 kmDistance
- terrain2447 mHighest point
- trending_up1280 mUphill
- trending_down1270 mDownhill
- check medium difficulty / red mountain path
- Gasthof Wegscheid
- Gasthof Wegscheid
- Forest path, hiking path
- Breathable outdoor clothing
sufficient food and water
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)
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 - turn right after the underpass and cross the bridge towards Kelchsau - into the valley on the L205 Kelchsauer Straße approx. 10 km to the toll station (car toll EUR 5.-) - after the toll station turn left – into the Kurzer Grund valley to Gasthof Wegscheid.
From Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten before the second railway underpass turn left over the bridge direction Kelchsau - approx. 10 km to toll station (car toll EUR 5,-) - after toll station turn left – into the Kurzer Grund valley to Gasthof Wegscheid
- free parking at the toll station car park or at the Gasthof Wegscheid (road toll €5,00)