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.
200 km of signposted hiking trails between 600 m and 2000 m
30 mountain huts serving food and drinks
Hiking Pass & Hiking Pin
Summer cable cars (discount with the Kaiserwinkl Card)
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 modernbicycles 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).
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.
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. BetweenMay 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.
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!