Berliner Höhenweg Half

Duration: 5 days
Trails: T4 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Hike the wildest section of Berliner Höhenweg in the Zillertaler Alps
> Spend the night in comfortable huts
> arranges all the huts along the way

Are you up for a challenging hike in heart of the Alps, but you have limited time? This condensed version of the Berliner Höhenweg might be what you're looking for. This hut trek is designed for those who are looking for a short but epic hiking adventure. The adventurous route leads through the highest stretch of the Zillertal Alps. It includes two tough mountain passes and the optional ascent of the 3134 meter high Schönbichler Horn. The technically challenging terrain involves 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.



Gasthof Wasserfall - Kasseler Hütte

Duration: 05:45 h
Distance: 12.7 km
Ascent: 1060 m
Descent: 20 m
You start this trek at the northern end of the Stillup reservoir, roughly 9 km from Mayrhofen. You start hiking southbound on the easy tarmac path from Gasthof Wasserfall. It’s a mostly flat hike along the shores of the reservoir for the first 2 km. After this, keep following the Stillup Bach, staying on the main track up. It's a gradual climb for another 7.5 km towards the end of the Stilluptal, while you have plenty of time (and breath) to take in the idyllic landscape of this mountain valley. The final ascent starts at the cable car to the Kasseler Hütte and this is where the route becomes harder. It’s a steep ascent where you climb 420 meters in just 2 km. At the top it joins the actual route of the Berliner Höhenweg. Turn right and find the hut less than a kilometer further.

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

Greizer Hütte - Berliner Hütte

Duration: 07:15 h
Distance: 10.8 km
Ascent: 1010 m
Descent: 1180 m
It is a good idea to warm up before starting this stage. The trail descends steeply for 400 meters towards the Floitenbach, a stream that drains the meltwater from the Floitenkees glacier. Then it's a challenging climb of about 1000 meters in altitude to the nördliche Mörchenscharte. Some sections are equipped with ladders and cables. This may be the hardest part of the Berliner Höhenweg. The Mörchenscharte itself is a narrow passage over the mountain ridge. The landscape here is incredibly rugged with many boulder fields and glaciers higher up. Do not underestimate the descent to the Berliner Hütte. You will descend over difficult terrain for 5 kilometers, dropping more than 800 meters.

Berliner Hütte

Berliner 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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