GLEIWITZER MOUNTAIN HUT
Who would think that in the Austrian Alps there are as many as 3 extremely picturesque mountain huts built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries by … Silesians ? the members of the German and Austrian Alpine Club (DOeAV), namely Kattowitzer Hütte, Breslauer Hütte and Gleiwitzer Hütte. The red trail starting near our hotel will lead you to the stunning destination located at an altitude of 2176 m a.s.l. The quiet trail passing through the forest will take you 3 hours, but the amazing views from the Gleiwitzer Hütte reward the hardship of hiking. For most adventurous guests we recommend climbing the Imbachhorn peak (2470m a.s.l., about 1.5 hour further from the Gleiwitzer Hütte) with an amazing panorama of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the town of Zell am See. In addition, the Gleiwitzer Hütte is a good accommodation base if you wish climbing the surrounding three-thousanders, namely Hoher Tenn 3368 m a.s.l. and Schneespitze 3317m a.s.l. These expeditions, however, require solid alpine experience and climbing equipment. The Gleiwitzer Hütte is open only in the summer season, however in winter there is a shelter for climbers located in a separate building. It is worth becoming a member of the Austrian Alpine Club Alpenverein which provides insurance cover for all its members who require rescue services as a result of accidents occurring in the course of leisure activities.
Here is the hiking map:
SCHWARZKOPF PEAK 2764M
A characteristic mountain which towers over the village of Fusch is called Schwarzkopf (black head in German). Despite its high altitude (2764m above sea level), Schwarzkopf is safe to hike during good weather conditions. In order to shorten the hike, it is worth going by a car to the car park in Bad Fusch (4 km of asphalt road from Fusch) and reaching the summit from there. Over a four-hour path to the summit runs through the forest and then leads to the ridge where the main climb begins. At the top, in addition to enjoying the views, it is worth writing in the memorial book called Gipfelbuch. On the way back, we recommend you stopping for a well-deserved rest in the charming Kneippanlage pub.
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The Käfertal Valley is said to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Austria and is located only 6 km away from our hotel. It?s a perfect place for a walk with the family. Breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, the sound of mountain streams and the proximity of nature make a walk through the Käfertal an unforgettable experience.
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A WALK BEHIND THE WALCHER WATERFALL
In addition to the Wild & Adventure Park Ferleiten and the Käfertal valley, Ferleiten has another unique attraction to offer: a mountain path which takes you behind the Walcher Waterfall. Next to the Tauerngasthof you can find the path towards the Walcher Waterfall. The way to a fabulous view behind the waterfall takes about 2 hours. On the way, you can slake your thirst in the Walcher Grundalm.
A detailed hiking map can be found on: