in the Alps of Tyrol
Hiking in Walchsee
Walchsee is a haven for walkers and hikers.
Located between the Kaiser Mountains and the Chiemgau Alps, it offers more than 200 kilometres of well-signposted trails criss-crossing the Kaiserwinkl region of Tyrol. From easy family walks to challenging summit ascents, there is something for everyone.
Nature lovers to ambitious mountaineers will find plenty to keep them occupied here in this quiet corner of Austria. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore meadows in bloom, craggy summits, turquoise lakes and more than 30 traditional huts serving food and drinks.
at the Hotel Seehof
Highlights for walkers and hikers
Guests staying at the 4*S Hotel Seehof receive free hiking maps of the region. Rucksacks and hiking poles can also be hired from reception.
Tip! Hike & bike is a great way to combine two of the best summer sports. Why not rent one of our modern bicycles and use it to ride to the starting point of your hike?
Hiking pass & hiking app
Visitors to the Kaiserwinkl region should visit the tourist information office in Kössen or Walchsee to pick up their hiking pass or download the free SummitLynx app onto their smartphone. All you then need to do is collect stamps from a range of huts and peaks in the region. If you get enough you will receive the Kaiserwinkl Hiking Pin (€3 for adults).
Children who manage to gather stamps from four locations will receive the Hiking Fox Pin (free of charge for Kaiserwinkl Card holders).
Tip! Hiking highlights
- 200 km of signposted hiking trails between 600 m and 2000 m
- 30 mountain huts serving food and drinks
- Hiking Pass & Hiking Pin
- Guided hikes
- Summer cable cars (discount with the Kaiserwinkl Card)
in Walchsee? Top idea!
Looking for the right hike in Walchsee? The right tour – whether it should be easy, moderate or conditionally demanding, of long duration and many meters of altitude, or short and crisp – will not be long in coming. Because not only the village of Kössen, but the entire region Kaiserwinkl and surroundings offer varied tours, so that there is something for every need.
Explore the Kaiserwinkl region with a local expert
There is no better way to explore the beautiful Kaiserwinkl region of Tyrol than with a local hiking guide. Between May and October there are guided hikes with the “Kaiserwinkl hiking guides” where visitors can discover the mountains and lakes in the company of a qualified expert. Please speak to a member of staff at reception for more information.
Exiting Adventures for young and old
This one-hour hike along the Four Elements Trail in Walchsee invites guests of all ages to learn more about the four elements water, earth, fire and air. It features not only information stations with interesting facts about each of these elements but also several works of art on the topic of elements. A unique experience not to be missed!
Explore the Kaiserwinkl region in summer
Those who want to head into the mountains without having to climb them on foot will be happy to hear that many of the best hikes in the Kaiserwinkl region can be accessed using cable cars. Gondolas in Kössen and Zahmer Kaiser remain open in summer and whisk passengers into the high mountains in the blink of an eye where they can enjoy fine views of the Kitzbühel Alps.
And the best thing is that with the Kaiserwinkl Card, which all guests receive when they check in at the Hotel Seehof, you will get a great discount on cable cars in the region.
Look forward to a varied hiking holiday and
secure your hotel room already now.