Hiking in Austria

If mountains and the outdoors are a part of your way of life, Austria has it all. Austria is home to the world-famous Swarovski jewelry, highly recommended Riedel Wine glasses and Mozart but is also an outdoors paradise. Even if it may not be quite as famous as neighboring Switzerland, Austria is easily one of the best hiking countries in the world.

Tyrol - Berlin High Trail

Where is the Best Hiking in Austria?

Comprehensive look at the different regions in Austria, and their hiking characteristics. Long read with pretty much everything you need to get acquainted.

On the Lechtaler Höhenweg

Lechtaler Höhenweg Planning Guide

The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a demanding but rewarding 8-10 day hike through the Lechtaler Alps. It’s easy to reach from international airports. Here’s how to do it.

A Big Backpack to Lose

The Ultimate Packing Guide

You can walk in any gear or with no gear. However, when in the mountains, there are things to consider for safety and comfort, and essential gear that you need to have.

The Alps Directory for Austria

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Stories from Austria

Tour of the Wilder Kaiser, Part 1

Tour of the Wilder Kaiser, Part 1

Wilder Kaiser, or the Kaisergebirge, is an interesting mountain range at the beginning of the enormous Inn Valley. It’s right by the busy roads and railroads between Munich and Innbsruck, making it very easy to reach. It’s very diverse, easily approachable and possible to hike late into the season.

Trekking in Karwendel: Hallerangerhaus to Nordkette

Trekking in Karwendel: Hallerangerhaus to Nordkette

Our third day of our 3 Day Tour of in Karwendel took us from Hallerangerhaus, which is in the depths of the Karwendel Nature Park, to the bustling city of Innsbruck. That is, back into realms of civilization. Most of the day’s walking was on the Eagle Walk (Adlerweg) that crosses Tyrol from end to end. Nearing Innsbruck, the trails took us to the Nordkette range, just north of Innsbruck.

Trekking in Karwendel: A 3 Day Tour, Part 1

Trekking in Karwendel: A 3 Day Tour, Part 1

A 3 Day Tour in the Karwendel Nature Park, from Scharnitz to Innsbruck, staying at Karwendelhaus and Hallerangerhaus along the way. That’s the brief of the tour we did to briefly explore Karwendel. In this article I will briefly introduce Karwendel Nature Park and talk about our first day on our tour which took us from Scharnitz to Karwendelhaus.

Where is the Best Hiking in Austria?

Where is the Best Hiking in Austria?

Hiking in Austria could very well be one of the best things you can do in your life. If mountains and the outdoors are a part of your way of life, Austria has it all. Austria is home to the world-famous Swarovski jewelry, highly recommended Riedel Wine glasses and...

Mayrhofen – Base camp for Zillertal

Mayrhofen – Base camp for Zillertal

Mayrhofen is possibly not as well known internationally as Kitzbühel, St. Anton am Arlberg and some others. However, with 1.3 million overnight stays every year the village in the Zillertal region is Austria's second most visited tourism spot. Mayrhofen is definitely...

On the Widauersteig

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