Full Berliner Höhenweg

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T4 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Hike the full high alpine Berliner Höhenweg in the Zillertaler Alps
> Spend the night in huts with stunning views
> Bookatrekking.com arranges all the huts along the way

Are you ready for a wild hiking adventure? Then the Berliner Höhenweg should definitely be on your bucket list. The challenging route leads through the high alpine terrain of the Zillertal Alps. With two tough mountain passes and the ascent of the 3134 meter high Schönbichler Horn you'll tackle lots of vertical gain. The terrain can be technically challenging in some sections with steep trails, snow fields, and rocky terrain. The efforts are rewarded with stunning views of the peaks and glaciers of this rugged massif, weather permitting of course.



Mayrhofen - Karl von Edelhütte

Duration: 05:50 h
Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 1600 m
The starting point is in Mayrhofen, where you can park your car. Walk towards the Ahornbahn and follow the Ziller river until the paved road turns into an unpaved one. From here, a well-defined path steeply ascends, with the Ahornbahn on your right and the Ziller on your left. After a challenging climb, you will reach the Wirtschaftshaus Alpenrose, where you can take a break on the terrace with a drink. After this welcome stop, it's time to climb again. The path zigzags uphill until it meets the path coming from the Ahornbahn. From here, you will walk for another half hour to reach the Karl von Edelhütte. Alternatively, you can take the Ahornbahn, which cuts 6 kilometers and 1300 meters of altitude gain from the route.

Karl von Edelhütte

Karl von Edelhütte

Karl von Edelhütte - Kasseler Hütte

Duration: 06:45 h
Distance: 13.1 km
Ascent: 540 m
Descent: 610 m
Today is a challenging day. High above the Stilluptal, you traverse below the peaks of the Ahornkam towards the Kasseler Hütte. Although you don't cross a real mountain pass, there is a lot of climbing and descending involved. The Krummschnabelscharte is literally the highlight of this stage, where you should not have a fear of heights. The narrow path runs along spectacular rock formations and is secured with a cable. After reaching the 2478-meter-high pass, you will continue towards the Nofertenschneid, another magnificent passage with pointed rocks. Here too, you can use cables to descend. From here, it is an 8-kilometer walk over uneven terrain to the Kasseler Hütte. Don't forget to enjoy the view from time to time!

Kasseler Hütte

Kasseler Hütte

Kasseler Hütte - Greizer Hütte

Duration: 05:45 h
Distance: 9.8 km
Ascent: 670 m
Descent: 620 m
From the hut, you walk towards the beautiful suspension bridge that hangs over the Stillupbach. Follow the path to the Eisenklamm gorge. Here the climb starts to the top of the Lappenscharte, a difficult pass at 2700 meters altitude. You walk along a narrow path along a deep ravine. Cables and railings have been installed to make this section safer. Just before the pass, you need to scramble here and there. Once you reach the top, you'll feel like you've climbed a mountain. The short descent to the Greizer Hütte is a bit easier. Time for a well-deserved Kaiserschmarrn!

Greizer Hütte

Greizer Hütte
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Berliner Höhenweg for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Berliner Höhenweg, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Berliner Höhenweg, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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