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.
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.
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.
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.
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Stories from Austria
Schlegeisspeicher – A Zillertal Gem
If you’re in or near Mayrhofen in Zillertal, make sure you visit Schlegeisspeicher. We experienced an exceptionally beautiful day hike there. Schlegeisspeicher is a beautiful reservoir lake easily accessible from Mayrhofen in Zillertal, which was our base camp. We...
Zillergrund to Heilig-Geist-Jöchl and Back
We arrived in Mayrhofen late in the evening and planned to eat well, sleep well and go do a nice, long day hike the next morning. It had been a while since our previous hike and we wanted to do a test run before going on the Berliner High Trail, a demanding multiday...
Hiking in Austria: Mayrhofen to Ahorn and Back
A really great place to start hiking in Austria is Mayrhofen. It's very easy to get to either by car or train direct from Munich airport or Innsbruck. The town itself is big enough that you will find all the necessities you need and much more. It's a very popular...
Hiking in Ötztal: Sölden Tiefenbach Glacier to Vent
Sölden is a famous ski resort in the Ötztal Valley, which includes the Tiefenbach Glacier. Because of the glacier, the skiing season opens very early and closes very late. During the summer the town is much quieter and is a good base for all kinds of hiking trips....