Kufsteinerland

Kaiser Mountains nature reserve

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Kaiser Mountains nature reserve

From May 1st it's time to fly high again

The nostalgic but completely renovated single-seat chair lift, the Kufstein Kaiserlift, will once again start operating on May 1st, and carries passionate mountaineers, leisurely hikers and everybody who enjoys good views to the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. The Kaiser Mountains nature reserve, at around 1,200 meters elevation, offers a particularly nature-oriented contrast to city life in Kufstein: in about 20 minutes you travel from Tyrol's second largest city to an unbelievably beautiful natural setting, the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. The impressive Kaiser mountain range is the backdrop for hiking on the high plateau from Brentenjoch to the Steinberg Alpine pastures. It is an ideal starting point for tours in the Kaiser Mountains, the Kaisertal and around the Wilder Kaiser. Also awaiting visitors is traditional hut culture, lookout points and five special power places. The "Adlerblick" (eagle's view) power place lives up to its name – and has a "Viscope", a special panoramic telescope. When you look through it you will also see the names of the mountains. Depending on the viewing direction the telescope will display the names of peaks and inns. The Kaiserlift operates daily from May 1st to October 31st, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Part of the largest mountain experience in Austria

The Kufstein Kaiserlift is part of the largest mountain experience in Austria, the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. This means that holders of the SkiWelt experience hiking pass or the Kitzbüheler Alpen summer pass can use the Kaiserlift for free from May 1st to October 31st, 2016. The same applies to holders of the Tyrol Snowcard, from May 1st to 15th and from October 1st to 31st. These combi-tickets can be purchased at the Kaiserlift.

Guided hikes

On the first day of the season, May 1st, there will be a guided hike in the nature reserve. The meeting point for anyone who wants to join is at the bottom station of the Kaiserlift at 9:00 am. The free medium difficulty hike takes around three hours, and will show the beauty of spring, in particular along the Christmas rose hike to the middle station. The minimum group is five people. Other free tours are offered several times a week in summer.

Culture in the mountains: the Kaiser Mountains as a theatre backdrop

In summer you can also experience cultural events in the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. Theatre productions by the Kufstein municipal theatre attract culture lovers to the mountains. The well-known piece "Munde", by Felix Mitterer, will be performed. There are ten play dates in June and July, each starting at 6:30 pm.