Kaiserbachtal nature conservation area at the Wilder
From Griesenau, a 5km toll road covers 1024m altitude, with the impressive mountain massif of the Wilder Kaiser in the backdrop. In the summer - from around the end of March until the end of October visitors can also drive or take the bus to this unusual, romantic mountainscape. With its wild romantic stream courses, well-developed walk ways and traditional alpine inns, Kaiserbachtal is THE excursion destination in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. On an area covering 10,200 hectares the entire nature conservation area in the northern limestone alps is home to some unique flora and fauna - with over 900 flowering plants, ferns, mosses and lichen, mixed woodlands with beech, fir, spruce, and in the higher areas sycamore planes, ash and alders, alpine pastures, in the alpine area there are mountain pines and alpine roses, rare spiders, a wide variety of butterflies, fire salamanders, dormice, chamois, numerous bird species such as Alpine chough, crag martins, wood grouse, hawks, tawny owls and even a few golden eagles.
Hofmann mountain pine distillery, where they extract natural, essential and healing mountain pine oil from mountain pine branches using a traditional method, is also located in Kaiserbachtal. This premium quality oil can be added to baths, is used in soaps, salves, embrocation and sauna infusions and is helpful for colds, rheumatic complaints and muscle cramps. The Kaiser mountains in Kaiserbachtal are also the starting point for people wanting to conquer the summits and for challenging climbing tours. With fantastic views, it's worth hiking on the ridge from Stripsenjoch across the Feldberg. A leisurely hike along the wild and romantic Kaiserbach in the valley also provides scenery worth taking a look at.
- Location: Kirchdorf
- Overall route length: 5 km
- Difficulty level: easy/moderate
- Walking time: around 1.5 hours
- Suitable for children and families: Yes
- Suitable for prams: Yes
Stop-off stations and alpine lodges in the Kaiserbachtal in Kirchdorf in Tirol
The Kitzbüheler Alpen is known for its local foods, Tirol specialities and a dreamy panorama. Enjoy the Tirol mountain air on the sun terraces at the alpine lodges.