Alpincenter to Kaprun via the Alexander Enzinger Path

Kaprun

Zell Am See-Kaprun

A stunningly beautiful and very unique high alpine trail.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
14 km
Ascent
105 m
Descent
1.8 km
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
768 m
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
15˚
Alpincenter to Kaprun via the Alexander Enzinger Path Map

This is a popular trail for experienced hikers who want to see some of the most majestic parts of the Eastern Alps. The grass-covered mountains are home to marmots, edelweiss, and many more typical alpine fauna. If you come in spring or summer, you have the bonus of experiencing blooming wildflowers and shady green woodlands.

Description

The bulk of the Alexander Enzinger Path takes you along a highly exposed narrow ridgeline, so it's advised to hike this trail when weather conditions are perfect, as there is not a patch of shade or shelter for a long stretch of the way. Prepare yourself for many scrambling sections, and, of course, absolutely phenomenal views!

From Kaprun, ride up with the glacier cable car to the Alpincenter (2450m). From here, look out for signs for trail number 5, "Alexander Enzinger Weg." The trail is scrambly and exposed until you reach the Glocknerblick. Here there is a fantastic traditional Austrian mountain hut serving warm meals and cold locally brewed beer. You can sit outside and enjoy the views of the Glocknermassiv.

From Glocknerblick, follow signs to the Meiskogel Alm, from where you need to jump on trail No. 35, which takes you through woodland, fields, and along a road all the way down to Kaprun center.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers