Nature-conscious - Summer in Kufsteinerland

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Nature-conscious - Summer in Kufsteinerland

Anyone who wants to experience the region from its most beautiful side in spring and summer needs to get out into nature. There are a lot of ways to get there: around 1000 kilometres of well-signposted hiking paths await hikers and passionate mountaineers. From relaxed family routes to breath-taking peaks and climbs in the famous Kaiser Mountains: there is something for everyone. You can then recharge your batteries at one of the huts, with Tyrolean delicacies and organic products from the region.

The wild one stays untamed

The Kaiser Mountains have been a nature reserve for over 50 years. Despite the area's popularity the fauna and flora remain primal and diverse. The famous nature reserve is a true wonderland for hikers: bizarre, bright limestone, 1,000 meter high cliffs and jagged pinnacles above picturesque mountain meadows give the "Wilder Kaiser" its legends. In 1963, on the initiative of the Kufstein section of the Alpine Club, the entire "Wilder Kaiser" area was made into a nature reserve. The Kaiser Mountains are a popular playground for climbers and enthusiastic hikers – this is where Alpinists mastered grade VII. for the first time ever.

Hiking trails of all difficulty levels weave a network of experiences over the mountain valleys and peaks. Hikers can regain their strength with organic products and local delicacies in the countless huts and mountain guesthouses. One of the most popular areas remains the long isolated romantic Kaisertal, even now that it is connected to the road network. Anyone who wants to reach it has to walk up 282 steps. A small price to pay to enjoy untouched, protected nature.

Time to go up: Kaiser Mountains nature reserve

The Kaiser Mountains nature reserve above Kufstein is very impressive. You ride up to it in the Kufstein Kaiserlift, which from April to October transports hikers up to the Wilder Kaiser in two sections. Awaiting you once you reach 1200 m above sea level is untouched nature, wonderful hiking paths, places to get in touch with nature, stunning views and traditional huts.

Then after so much sport and activity you can't forget to do a little relaxing: scattered throughout Kufsteinerland you will find seven clear bathing lakes with excellent water quality, which invite you to jump into their cool water. Thiersee at the foot of Pendling, for example, has long been a power place in the region, and invites you to relax. Little waterfalls in the region are also perfect place to cool off and have a rest. A specialty amongst the waters in the Kufsteinerland is the blue spring in Erl: in 1926 it was declared a Tyrolean natural monument.