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WAIWI - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder

Long distance hiking trail through the PillerseeTal

Teaser klein Waiwi Mehrtagestour Weitwanderweg PillerseeTal Kitzbüheler Alpen

50 km distance and 3.200 track altitude
Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, Waiwi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is a „short“ long distance hiking trail, which pays off! Day trips await you, where you find special mountain experiences and the diversity of the PillereeTal region. Discover impressive locations at almost 50 km and 3.200 m of altitude in rise, like the magnificent view from the Hausberg in Waidring, the natural beauty of lake Pillersee, the Jakobskreuz at the top of Buchensteinwand and the lake Wildseeloder.

Waiwi Höhendiagramme

Tour 1: Waidring - Hausberg - Schaflberg - Kirchberg - St. Jakob in Haus

Kitzbüheler Alpen - PillerseeTal - St. Ulrich am Pillersee - Sommer - Flecken - Landschaft ©rol.art-images

First the trail leads through a mixed forest up to the Hausberg. Once the summit is reached the view over the Fellhorn will wander onto the Steinplatte. The red gondolas of the Bergbahnen Steinplatte will transport hikers from the valley up to the primeval coral reef which is today a great hiking plateau. Not only young visitors can playfully explore the prehistoric times at Triassic Park. From the Hausberg in Waidring you walk through the wildly romantic Weissbach canyon to the Alpengasthof Oberweissbach where a magnificent view to the Steinplatte invites you to your fist stop. Passing the Rechensau chapel walk over wide alpine pastures and mountain pine fields to the Schaflberg and Kirchberg. Again and again you will enjoy a panoramic view between the mountain pines in all directions and the tranquillity of the mountains. The road leads down to the Winterstelleralm where you meet Anni Waltl, the milkmaid of the alm. She is not only looking after the cows, but also serves a great “Brettljause” (tyrolen snack) to the hikers. From the Winterstelleralm walk down the forest road to Schartental and Schwendt (both districts of St. Ulrich am Pillersee) towards St. Jakob in Haus. A very particular place is waiting just before the stage finish – the hamlet Flecken! Beautiful old farmhouses are set around the village fountain – the evidence of rural tradition. Along the way one sees the Jakobskreuz on top of the Buchensteinwand and down in the valley one walks the last meters along the Jakobsweg (pilgrim path) to the stage finish in St. Jakob in Haus.

The tour at a glance:

WaiWi Stage 1: Waidring - St. Jakob in Haus

WaiWi Stage 1: Waidring - St. Jakob in Haus

WaiWi Stage 1: Waidring - St. Jakob in Haus

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder! Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, WaiWi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is indeed a "short" long distance hiking trail, which pays ...

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Note
  • Duration8:00h

  • Distance21,8km

  • Elevation uphill1180m1086m

  • Highest1678m

Rest points:

Overnight accommodation:

Tour 1 - VARIANTE: Waidring - Pillersee - St. Jakob in Haus

For those who want to start cosily, a „comfortable“ at the beginning!

Kitzbüheler Alpen - PillerseeTal - St. Ulrich am Pillersee - Sommer Ortsansicht 1 ©rol.art-images

The first section is the same as in stage 1. It leads from Waidring to the Hausberg mountain, the Weissbach canyon towards Oberweissbach. The Alpengasthof (restaurant) invites for a first stop with a magnificent view to the Steinplatte mountain range. Then the path leads towards Rechensau chapel, where one takes the track of to St. Adolari am Pillersee. The Gothic, small pilgrimage church is dedicated to Saint Adolar and goes back to the year 1407. The traditional Gasthof St. Adolari invites to enjoy its Tyrolean cuisine! Cross the street and continue in direction Pillersee. The outlets of the lake can be seen from here, the whole splendor of our „eponym“ reveals itself after a few minutes. The Pillersee shines green and with its great color it reveals the rather „modest“ water temperatures even in midsummer. Without getting wet it can be admired from a paddle boat or the small floating stage. The path continues towards the south. On the other side of the lake stands the church of St. Ulrich am Pillersee and on the Buchensteinwand you catch a sight of the Jakobskreuz for the first time. From the district Schwendt the route runs the same way as in stage 1.

The tour at a glance:

Waiwi Stage 1 "comfortable": Waidring - Pillersee - St. Jakob in Haus

Waiwi Stage 1

Waiwi Stage 1 "comfortable": Waidring - Pillersee - St. Jakob in Haus

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, WaiWi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is indeed a "short" long distance hiking trail, which pays o...

Easy

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  • Duration6:00h

  • Distance16,0km

  • Elevation uphill420m

  • Highest1120m

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Overnight accommodation:

Tour 2: St. Jakob in Haus - Buchensteinwand - Wildseelodersee

Kitzbüheler Alpen - PillerseeTal - Buchensteinwand - Jakobskreuz © TVB PillerseeTal

The second stage leads from St. Jakob in Haus via the „Katzeneck“, (as the direct route is called by the locals), to the Buchensteinwand, where the first highlight of the tour is waiting!

The 30 m high and fully accessible Jakobskreuz! The view from the Buchensteinwand to the surrounding mountains is impressive. This view is best enjoyed from the top platform of the cross. Comfortably with the elevator or via stairs this platform can be reached from the inside. Again and again exhibitions decorate the spaces inside the cross and the telescopes on the panoramic platforms describe the surrounding of Wildseeloder and Henne. Along the last meters on the path the Wildseeloderhaus is already very close and on the left side you can see a small chapel. Up there the Wildseelodersee „appears“! Deep black-blue it nestles between Wildseeloder and Henne. The legend says that alpine dairymans lived in sin and abundance and were punished by a flood. Far down in the Hörndlinger Graben at a small waterfall - the „Schreienden Brunnen“ (screaming fountain) – even today the cries of the drowned people can be heared. In the small rowing boat, which is on the shore of the lake, you can explore the lake by yourself. At the finish of the second day look down at Fieberbrunn, the Buchensteinwand with the Jakobskreuz and the ascent to Wildseelodersee and look forward to culinary delights and a night at the Wildseeloderhaus.

The tour at a glance:

WaiWi Stage 2: St. Jakob i.H. - Buchensteinwand - Wildseeloder

WaiWi Stage 2: St. Jakob i.H. - Buchensteinwand - Wildseeloder

WaiWi Stage 2: St. Jakob i.H. - Buchensteinwand - Wildseeloder

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, WaiWi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is indeed a "short" long distance hiking trail, which pays o...

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Note
  • Duration8:00h

  • Distance17,0km

  • Elevation uphill1700m671m

  • Highest1854m

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Overnight accommodation:

Tour 3: Wildseelodersee - Wildseeloder Gipfel - Fieberbrunn

Kitzbüheler Alpen - PillerseeTal - Fieberbrunn - Wildseeloder Gipfel Aussicht © TVB PillerseeTal
Wildsee mit Wildseeloderhaus - Loferer Steinberge im Hintergrund

The third stage of the „WaiWi“ starts up here at the Wildseelodersee! Energized by a delicious mountain breakfast the tour starts with the steep climb on the right of the alpine hut to the Wildseeloder peek, or “Loder” as the locals call it. Leaving the lake behind, you walk through a „rock gate“ which opens a new view over the mountains. Walk along the ridge and reach the peak from the south side. The ultimate goal of the tour is reached! From Waidring to the Wildseeloder whos peak is 2.118 m above sea level and whos summit-cross is made of the last „Pillersee-Stahl“. In the middle of the Kitzbüheler Alps the views are unlimited! It’s now time to pause and to look back on the WaiWi with all its highlights
before starting the last part of this amazing route – the path down to Fieberbrunn! Via Seenieder and the Wildalm the path takes you down to the valley. A stop at the Wildalpgatterl (restaurant) pays off in any case. Artistry meets tradition and coziness. Bread is made in the stone oven, the meat is from the neighbouring farmers and berries and herbs from the garden. The descent runs further along the forest road down to the middle station of the Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn. Just behind the restaurant Streuböden Alm the path extends to an adventure playground for adults and children in the nature. Timoks Alm with its adventure path, an alpine coaster and a low rope garden are part of it. On the right side of the alpine coaster the road continues towards the storage pond and leads down the left towards “Brent” and the Lauchsee. The first direct route downhill merges into an asphalt road. Here above the Lauchsee you look towards the Pletzergraben. In the 16th century mining was flourishing in Fieberbrunn. In summer and winter the miners took the long and dangerous way and extracted the well known Pillerseetal steel. The St. Daniel chapel can be seen at the end of the valley on a hill. 1975 the chapel was rebuilt in honour of the miners.

Kitzbüheler Alpen - PillerseeTal - Fieberbrunn - Wildseeloder Gipfel Aussicht © TVB PillerseeTal
Fieberbrunn: Wildseelodergipfel mit Aussicht

The last 2.5 km of the WaiWi are ahead of you. Pass the bathing lake Lauchsee and reach the town centre of Fieberbrunn after some bends. On the way to the village square you discover two cultural sculptures. One is Margarethe Maultasch, a duchess - she was sick with a fever and was cured by the water of the village fountain. This fountain became the namesake of Fieberbrunn (Fieber = fever, brunn = fountain). The other one shows a miner. WaiWi ends on the square in front of the community centre. The peak of the Wildseeloder looks down on you and 3 days of hiking behind you. Time to review the impressions on the 3 day hike through the PillerseeTal.

The tour at a glance:

WaiWi Stage 3: Wildseelodersee- peak Wildseeloder - Fieberbrunn

WaiWi Stage 3: Wildseelodersee- peak Wildseeloder - Fieberbrunn

WaiWi Stage 3: Wildseelodersee- peak Wildseeloder - Fieberbrunn

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, WaiWi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is indeed a "short" long distance hiking trail, which pays o...

Medium

Note
  • Duration4:00h

  • Distance11,2km

  • Elevation uphill320m1378m

  • Highest2118m

Rest points:

Route map incl. height profile

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder

WaiWi - from Waidring to the Wildseeloder

Welcome hikers! With its 3 day stages plus 1 variant, WaiWi from Waidring to the Wildseeloder, is indeed a "short" long distance hiking trail, which pays off! Day trips await you, where you will find ...

Medium

Note
  • Duration24:00h

  • Distance50,0km

  • Elevation uphill3200m

  • Highest2118m

Waiwi - hiking pin

WaiWi Wandernadel klein



Get your hiking pin! Get all the stamps and the checkpoints along the trail and collect your hiking pin at the info office or the hotel Alte Post in Fieberbrunn.

Get your stamp at the following huts:

Hiking tips

Hiking tips

Over 400 kilometres of hiking trails await you in PillerseeTal - the following tips are but a snippet of the hiking on offer in the valley.

Hiking tips

Impressions from the Waiwi - the long distance hiking trail through the PillerseeTal

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