Emperor’s Crown Hiking Guide, Wilder Kaiser, Austria
The Emperor’s Crown Trail (“Kaiserkrone” in German) is a 65-km trail that circuits the Wilder Kaiser massif in Tirol, Austria. The route traverses active mountain pastures, beech, birch and spruce forests, and rolling ridges.
The Kaiserkrone Trail is traditionally hiked in 5 stages. Each stage ends at either a mountain hut, or a village with several accommodation options.
This is one of the most enjoyable and leisurely treks we’ve hiked in Austria because of the superb quality of the mountain huts, the comfort of the valley accommodations, and the easy-moderate difficulty of the trails.
The Emperor’s Crown is the best trek to do if you’re new to multi-day hiking in the mountains. The entire circuit follows red trails (intermediate), steering clear of highly-exposed and technically-difficult pathways.
When Can You Hike the Emperor’s Crown?
June until mid-October, depending on snow conditions.