Kaindl Hut

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Kaindl Hut
The Kaindl Hut in the Kaiser Mountains of the Tyrol
Kaindl Hut is located in Austria
Kaindl Hut
Kaindl Hut
Kaindl Hut (Austria)
Coordinates 47°33′58″N 12°13′54″E / 47.56611°N 12.23167°E / 47.56611; 12.23167Coordinates: 47°33′58″N 12°13′54″E / 47.56611°N 12.23167°E / 47.56611; 12.23167
Country Austria
Elevation 1,318 m (4,324 ft) AA
Owner Michael Gruber
Website www.kaindlhuette.com
Beds/Bunks 27
Mattresses 20
Opening times beginning of May to beginning of November
Hut reference OeAV DAV

The Kaindl Hut (German: Kaindlhütte) is a privately run mountain hut at a height of 1,293 metres (4,242 ft) in the Kaiser mountains in the Austrian state of Tyrol.]].[1][2][3][4]


The Kaindl Hut lies in the western part of the Kaiser on an Alpine meadow, the Steinbergalm, and at the foot of the Zettenkaiser, Scheffauer and Hackenköpfe mountains. North of the Kaindl Hut is the rather unimpressive Gamskogel (1,448 m) and the wooded ridge of the Brentenjoch. The hut is located in the Wilder Kaiser nature reserve.[5]


  • by car on the A12 (Austria) and A93 (Germany) motorway to the Kufstein Nord exit and then to the valley station of the Kaiser Lift, or to Kufstein Mitterndorf to the car park on the edge of the wood.
  • by rail to Kufstein railway station and then on foot to the start of the trail in Kienbichl.


There are several possible approaches to the Kaindl Hut:

  • from the valley station of the chair lift in Kufstein via the Brentenjoch in 2.5 hours.
  • from the "Aschenbrenner" mountain inn in 1.5 hours, also possible by bicycle.
  • from the Hintersteiner See near Scheffau via the Walleralm in 2.5 hours.
  • from Kufstein-Sparchen (Josef Madersperger monument) via the Duxeralm and Gamskogel in 3 hours.

The chair lift to Brentenjoch, from where the hut is reached in 40 minutes with little elevation gain, was closed in 2012 but re-opened in May 2015. The journey takes about 20 minutes and takes passengers to a height of 1,200 m.[6]


Tour options[edit]

To the north is a gently sloping valley bowl, that is surrounded by rolling grass-covered mountains (‘’Grasbergen’’). Here there are many scenic and easy walks. Destinations, which can be taken in as part of a full day’s round trip, are the Brentenjoch, Gamskogel and Brandkogel. To the south, by contrast, are the jagged rock faces of the Wilder Kaiser.

  • Scheffauer (2,111 m) along the Widauersteig trail in 2.5 hours (UIAA climbing grade I).
  • Zettenkaiser (1,968 m) via the Kleinen Friedhof and the normal route in 2 hours (UIAA II).
  • Hackenköpfe (2,126 m) and Sonneck via the Widauersteig and Scheffauer, difficult ridge crossing.
  • various Alpine climbing routes (some for sport-climbers) on the north faces of the Scheffauer and Zettenkaiser.
  • Climbing garden near the hut.


  1. ^ "Kaindlhütte - 1293m" (in German). Kaindlhütte Renate und Michael Gruber OG. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Kaindlhütte (1293m)". deine-berge.de (in German). Tom Hofer. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Tiris" (in German). Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Kaindlhütte (1293m)". AustriaMap (in German). BEV. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Kaindlhütte (1293m)". AustriaMap (in German). BEV. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  6. ^ Mit dem Kaiserlift einfach den Kaiser erobern at www.kufstein.at. Retrieved 7 Oct 2016.