Wald-Königsleiten hiking area

Spend your hiking holiday in Pinzgau in the heart of the Salzburg mountains. The alpine village of Königsleiten and the tranquil village of Wald in the Pinzgau valley are the perfect starting points for great hikes.

Kilometres of hiking trails
100
Kilometres of
hiking trails
Themed trails
5
Themed
trails
Huts & mountain inns
4
Huts &
mountain inns

Summer holidays
for mountain enthusiasts

What could be better than exploring the unique and magnificent mountains of Zillertal and Pinzgau on foot? Pack a hearty snack in your rucksack and put on your hiking boots: there are 400 km of hiking trails to explore. Discover the most beautiful and fascinating walking region in Oberpinzgau here in Wald - Königsleiten. Head out through Hohe Tauern National Park, hike across alpine pastures in the Pinzgauer Grasberge mountains, or take an adventurous mountain hike up in the Reichenspitzgruppe range.

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starting point:
Abzweigung Nadernachtal
destination point:
Kröndlhorn
highest point:
2444 m
walking time
4 h
distance
8.86 km
altitude meters uphill
1559 hm
difficulty
starting point:
Königsleiten
destination point:
Königsleiten
highest point:
2469 m
walking time
4:30 h
distance
5.44 km
altitude meters uphill
1585 hm
difficulty
starting point:
Abzweigung Salzachtal
destination point:
Markkirchl oder Salzachgeier
highest point:
2466 m
walking time
4:30 h
distance
9.08 km
altitude meters uphill
1026 hm
difficulty
starting point:
Wald im Pinzgau
destination point:
Gernkogel
highest point:
2267 m
walking time
5 h
distance
7.53 km
altitude meters uphill
1383 hm
difficulty
difficult
starting point:
Königsleiten Dorfbahn Bergstation
destination point:
Königsleiten
highest point:
2315 m
walking time
2 h
distance
6.14 km
altitude meters uphill
141 hm
difficulty
starting point:
Königsleiten
destination point:
Königsleitenspitze
highest point:
2315 m
walking time
3 h
distance
6.41 km
altitude meters uphill
700 hm
difficulty
difficult
starting point:
Parkplatz hinter dem Hotel Ronach
destination point:
Ronachgeier/Bartgeier
highest point:
2227 m
walking time
2:55 h
distance
6.1 km
altitude meters uphill
782 hm
difficulty
difficult
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Hiking tips

Quellenweg trail to Salzachtal

Quellenweg trail to Salzachtal

You start at the vehicle barrier on the access path to Salzachtal, from where the Quellenweg trail leads into the valley. Hikers can explore fascinating aspects of WATER at various stops along the way.
Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail

Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail

A panoramic hiking dream that has now come true in Salzburg’s Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region with the “Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail”.
Weibsbildertour

Weibsbildertour

4 days of fun and a lot of mountain adventures for tough girls. The tour leads to one of the most impressive and beautiful areas of the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern National Park in four days.
Mannsbildertour

Mannsbildertour

A special mountain adventure for real men! More than 3,000 metres difference in altitude are conquered in four days. The tour leads from the Salzburger Land to Tirol.

Jodelwanderweg Königsleiten

Simple, traditional yodels are waiting for you to sing along to at the various interactive stations. An audio station plays first the whole yodel and then the 1st and the 2nd voices on their own. Each of you should try your part alone first before practising the yodel together.

Everyone can experience the Jodelwanderweg – the trail begins at Dorfbahn Königsleiten top station. The first stop is right beside the Gipfeltreffen restaurant. Of course, you can also walk the Jodelwanderweg in the opposite direction. The Jodelwanderweg trail is open in summer and access is free of charge. Access to the trail depends on the operating hours of the cable car (tel. 06564 8212). The path is suitable for prams.

Mountain farms & huts
in Wald-Königsleiten

You can enjoy typical delicacies from the region at the numerous huts, mountain restaurants and snack stations.

Hohe Tauern National Park

266 peaks over three thousand metres and 342 glaciers: nature is at the heart of life in the 20 towns and villages and 13 valleys in the Hohe Tauern National Park region. Discover the wonders and hidden treasures of the largest nature reserve in Central Europe on wonderful hikes and genuine adventures.

The mighty 3,798-metre Großglockner – the highest mountain in Austria – rises protectively over Hohe Tauern National Park. Feel the cold wind from Schmiedingerkee glacier on Salzburg’s highest viewing platform; experience the amazing Krimml Waterfalls, the largest in Europe, plunging hundreds of metres into the depths; visit the National Park Worlds exhibition and immerse yourself in ten different “worlds” at once.

Hiking stamp book

Destinations are scored by level of difficulty, with walks to them earning the corresponding number of points. Children aged 14 or under get extra points. All our destinations are intended to be accessed on foot. As “proof” of the hikes you have completed, stamp the hut or summit stamp on the pages provided in this hiking book. The hiking maps available from the tourist office show the relevant routes. 

Pick up your hiking book from the tourist office!

Wald-Königsleiten hiking bus

The hiking bus runs between Wald-Krimml-Hochkrimml and Königsleiten as well as Zillertal and can be used free of charge if you show your guest card.

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