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Emperor’s Crown Trail

Discover the Emperor's Crown trail on a 7-day hiking journey through Austria's Wilder Kaiser range, offering breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences.
Starting point
Going am Wilden Kaiser
Finish point
Going am Wilden Kaiser
7 days / 6 nights
May - October
Technical level
Mostly easy trails with an occastional steep or rough section
Fitness level
For avid hikers, used to long days out with longer steep sections
From: 1,095€/person

Traverse the majestic Wilder Kaiser range, a hiker’s paradise

Conquer panoramic summits, each offering a unique vista of the Austrian Alps

Unwind by the serene Hintersteiner See after a day of hiking

Savor authentic alpine cuisine in traditional mountain huts

Experience the thrill of a well-earned sunset in a mountain setting every evening

Navigate with ease with our detailed itineraries and user-friendly GPS app

Kaiserbachtal Weg zum Stripsenjochhaus
Typical wooden alpine house against Alps mountains background on green meadow in Going am Wilden Kaiser village on sunny summer day, Tyrol, Austria
wandern am wilden kaiser in österreich mit blick ins tal
Wanderung im Wilden Kaiser zum Kleinen Törl: Am Baumgartenköpfl
kreuz am stripsenjoch - wilder kaiser in österreich
Seilabodenkreuz im Wilden Kaiser mit Blick zum Sonneck; Tuxeck und Treffauer
Stripsenjochhaus mit Stripsenkopf am Wilden Kaiser
Wanderung zum Kleinen Törl im Wilden Kaiser: Blick Richtung Treffauer
malerischer Hintersteinersee spiegelt Kaisergebirge, Tirol, Austria
Traveler man on hiking trail enjoying Wilder Kaiser mountains, Tirol - Austria
Beautiful view of Heiliges Kreuz Church and Going am Wilden Kaiser village - Tyrol, Austria
Frühling am Wilden Kaiser in Tirol

Included in price

6x accommodations with breakfast

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your hike

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Optional Extras

Transfer to/from Going

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Toilet paper
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Austrian Alps with the Emperor’s Crown hiking trail that will immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of the Wilder Kaiser range, offering a unique blend of rugged mountain landscapes, serene alpine meadows, and crystal-clear mountain lakes.

The Emperor’s Crown (or Kaiserkrone) trail is a 65-kilometer route that winds through the stunning Wilder Kaiser mountain range. It offers a diverse hiking experience, with highlights including the enchanting Hintersteiner Lake, the panoramic views from the Stripsenkopf and Feldberg summits, and the tranquil Kaiserbachtal valley.

The Kaiserkrone trail demands about 5-7 hours of daily hiking across five days. Each day, you’ll cover between 8 and 16 kilometers, with a total elevation gain of around 5,000 meters. The route is well-marked and not technically demanding, but it does require a certain level of physical fitness.

At Hut to Hut Hiking Austria, we take care of all the logistics so you can focus on enjoying your hike. We oversee hut availability and handle all bookings, equip you with a detailed written handout, and offer GPS navigation through a user-friendly app.

We also provide local recommendations and are on hand to solve any issues which may arise. Additionally, we strive to put together the best possible experience for you, giving you a day in Going to prepare for your hike and a day after to reset after strenuous five days.

Ready to conquer the Emperor’s Crown and claim the Austrian Alps as your kingdom? No royal duties required — just a love for adventure and a thirst for breathtaking views! Let us handle everything while you focus on the journey. After all, every emperor deserves their own dedicated support team!


Things to know


Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

Private Guided

Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for those who want a hastle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.

Join a Group

For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.


We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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