PillerseeTal - Sommer - Buchensteinwand - Jakobskreuz

The Buchensteinwand

The most beautiful panoramic mountain in the region and a visit to the largest summit cross in the world, the Jakobskreuz

The Buchensteinwand is also known as the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the PillerseeTal, and rightly so: the Loferer und Leoganger Steinberge seem close enough to touch, the Wilder Kaiser radiates in all its glory and the snowcapped peaks of the Großglockner shine in the distance. The summit of the Buchensteinwand can be hiked to from three different sides: from Fieberbrunn via the Tennalm, from Hochfilzen via the Hoametzl Alm and from the valley station of the Bergbahn Pillersee in St. Ulrich am Pillersee. The Jakobskreuz, the largest accessible summit cross in the world, is visible even from the valley below and boasts a 360° view at the top, that you won't be able to easily forget, as a treat for conquering the summit.

Data & Facts about the hike on the Buchensteinwand

  • checkDistance: 3.2 - 6.0 km

  • checkHighest Point: 1,456 m

  • checkMetres uphill: 517 - 667 vertical metres

  • checkLevel: intermediate / red

  • checkThe world's largest accessible summit cross, the Jakobskreuz

Special Waypoints: On the summit of the Buchensteinwand, the 30-metre-high Jakobskreuz is waiting to be discovered by you. From the panoramic platform you have a breathtaking view of the PillerseeTal and the surrounding mountain scenery of the Kitzbühel Alps. The Jakobskreuz is equipped with a lift, so that people with disabilities, elderly people or families with pushchairs can also enjoy the view.



Open todayFieberbrunn


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The Tour in Detail
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  • PillerseeTal - Seminarraum im Jakobskreuz
  • PillerseeTal - Sommer - Jakobskreuz
  • PillerseeTal - summer - Buchensteinwand - Jakobskreuz
    View of the 30-metre-high Jakobskreuz atop of the Buchensteinwand, with a view of the Wilder Kaiser
  • PillerseeTal - Sommer - Jakobskreuz
  • PillerseeTal - Aussichtsplattform auf dem Jakobskreuz
  • PillerseeTal - Familie - Abenteuer - Steinbergkönig
  • PillerseeTal - summer - Buchensteinwand - Jakobskreuz
    View of the 30-metre-high Jakobskreuz atop of the Buchensteinwand, with a view of the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser
The Buchensteinwand can be hiked to from three towns...

The Buchensteinwand can be hiked to from three towns...

From Fieberbrunn | The ascent from Fieberbrunn begins in the village centre, goes up towards the Tennalm and continues via mountain pastures towards the summit.

From Hochfilzen | In Hochfilzen the hike also starts in the village centre, it continues via the Herrngasse to the Bauernhof Glaagut and then goes left along the Tennweg. You can then continue right via alpine meadows, or straight ahead via the Kammbergweg (Forststraße) up to the Hoametzlhütte and towards the summit of the Buchensteinwand.

From St. Jakob in Haus | From St. Jakob in Haus the trail leads from the village centre along the spiritual trail to the "Pilgerstab” station. Continue left until the federal road, cross it and then climb towards Fieberbrunn. At the beginning of the forest, the path leads along the left, through the forest, and up to the summit.

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