Krimmler Achental valley

- Valley with a long history -

There are alpine pastures in the Krimmler Achental valley, a high valley of the Hohe Tauern National Park, since the Middle Ages. Cattle, sheep, horses and goats are put out to pasture. So it´s no surprise, that Krimmler Achental valley is home to farmers that make cheese, butter and milk. There is no better way to celebrate this culinary goodness than hiking through the valley and seeing where it grows.

Mountain pastures in the Krimml Achental valley

Destination
Veitnalm, Krimml Achen Valley

Veitnalm

- 1583 m above sea level -

Alpine station happily situated in the lower section of the Krimml Achental Valley.

Walking distance from Krimml: 2 hours.
Directions: Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achen Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achen Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Veitn Alm.

Destination
Hölzlahner Alm, Krimml Achen Valley

Hölzlahneralm

- 1583 m above sea level -

Alpine station happily situated in the lower section of the Krimml Achental Valley. 

Walking distance from Krimml: 2 hours
Directions: Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achental Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achental Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Hölzlahneralm (via Veitnalm).

 

Destination
Söllen Alm

Söllen Alm

- 1585 m above sea level -

Rustic alpine station in the Krimml Achental Valley with view to the glacier at Krimmler Kees. 

Walking distance from Krimml:  2 1/2 hours
Directions: Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achen Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achen Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Söllenalm (via Veitnalm and Hölzlahneralm).

 

Krimmler Tauernhaus & alpine huts

Tauernhaus
Krimmler Tauernhaus

Krimmler Tauernhaus

- 1631 m above sealevel -

Traditional alpine inn with home-style cooking and starting point for mountain hikes.  Landlord Friedl Geisler and landlady Gundi Geisler ensure your well-beeing.
Walking distance from Krimml:  3 hours.
You can take the taxi of the Geisler family - Krimmler Tauernhaus.
Directions: Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achental Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achental Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Krimmler Tauernhaus (via Veitnalm, Hölzlahneralm and Söllnalm) -open all year round.

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Alpine hut
Richter Hütte

Richter hut in the Rainbach Valley

DAV (2374 m above sea level)

Alpine inn with numerous possibilities for hillwalks (Reichenspitze, 3.302m, Richterspitze, 3.054m, Spaten, 2.956m, Zillerplattenspitze, 3.147m, Zillerspitze, 3.091m, Südliche Schwarze Wand, 3.045m)
Walking distance from Krimml: 5 1/2 hours.
Directions:  Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achental Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achental Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Krimmler Tauernhaus (via Veitnalm, Hölzlahneralm and Söllnalm). From there via Rainbachtal Valley, a side valley of the Krimml Achental Valley, ascent to  Richterhütte ( 2 1/2 hours). Open from middle of June to September (depends on the weather).

 

Alpine hut
Warnsdorfer hut

Warnsdorfer hut

Alpenverein Warnsdorf-Krimml (2336 m above sea level)

Alpine inn with numerous possibilities for hillwalks (Maurerkeesköpfe, 3.313m, Großer Geiger, 3.360m, Schlieferspitze, 3.289m, Gamsspitzl, 2.888m, Hoher Sonntagskopf)
Walking distance from Krimml: about 6 hours
Directions:   Via the 3 steps of the Krimml Waterfalls ( 1 1/2 hours) you will get to the Krimml Achental Valley. From the entrance of Krimml Achental Valley on gently inclined crushed stone road to Krimmler Tauernhaus (via Veitnalm, Hölzlahneralm and Söllnalm). From there to Innerkeesalm (1 hour),  ascent to Warnsdorferhütte ( 2 hours). Open from June to October - depends on the weather.

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Map Krimmler Achental