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


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  • access_time8:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt17,0 kmDistance
  • terrain1854 mHighest point
  • trending_up1700 mUphill
  • trending_down671 mDownhill
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Stage 2: St. Jakob in Haus - Buchensteinwand - Wildseelodersee

The second stage leads from St. Jakob in Haus via the "Katzeneck", (as the direct route is called by the locals), 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 peaks.

In western direction walk first towards Tennalm. Above the lift station the path leads to the left to Fieberbrunn and the district of Buchau. The direction Walchau is the next spot to look for and the valley station of the Streuböden lift (red gondola). The Gruttenweg, goes up to Lärchfilzhochalm. Here the hiking area is wide again. Large mountain pastures and huts are accessible by a forest road that leads up to the Wildalm. Now the final climb is in front of you - the path towards Wildseelodersee, the second highlight of the tour. The weatherboarded hut is visible from the far and raises the anticipation of Tyrolean hospitality! The higher you get, the farther is the view. Wilder Kaiser, Leogang and Loferer Steinberg and the peaks 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 there. 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 Jakobskruez and the ascent to Wildseelodersee and look forward to culinary delights and a night at the Wildseeloderhaus.

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


  • check medium difficulty / red mountain path
  • Asphalt, gravel, alpine path, rock
  • Breathable outdoor clothing, sufficient food and drinks, first aid kit, mobile phone with full battery & charger, maps, possibly GPS device or download the GPS data to the mobile phone, sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap), rain protection, cash
  • Coming from Fieberbrunn or St. Ulrich a.P. via the L2 Pillerseestraße to St. Jakob in Haus.
  • By bus: Bus connection from Ellmau / Kitzbühel / St. Johann i.T. / Lofer and within the PillerseeTal region. Bus stop St. Jakob i.H. primary schools. Bus free of charge with guest card.
  • Car park centre / primary school

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