A wonderful loop along a stunning ridge.


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This is a great hike for those new to the area who want to stretch their legs and get the lie of the land.

Even if you know the region like the back of your hand, it's still well worth doing for the views alone. Start out by riding the Dorfbahn Königsleiten cable car to the top station.

It's a scenic but - by alpine standards - relatively short trip and you disembark just below the summit of the Königsleitenspitze itself.

Take in the panorama to the south across the snowy summits of the Hohe Tauern National Park and then stroll easily onto the Königsleitenspitze's summit, where no less than 3 ski lifts meet.

Head down a rough path which heads south-east off the summit and then get onto a jeep track next to the top of the Mitterleger chairlift.

Follow the jeep track as it winds down through the Königsleiten ski area, under the Gipfelbahn gondola cables and on to a small hut, at which point the track ends. Get onto a smaller path and traverse through a sparse forest to reach a blunt rib coming down from the top of Brucheck.

Follow the rib and climb onto Brucheck's summit itself.

From here on out the hike is wonderful and follows a beautiful ridge - wander along it, stopping for regular photo and view-admiring pauses, up to the top of Müllachgeier and then on to the top of the Dorfbahn Königsleiten cable car - the start (and end!) point of the hike.