The Kreuzweisenalm Hütte from Zell-am-Ziller
Country - Austria
Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)
Author - Lou Johnson
Ascent - 150 metres / 495 feet
Descent - 150 metres / 495 feet
Time - 2.50 hours
A straightforward walk from the Kreuzjochbahn with very little ascent offering view into the Zillertal and beyond. The Kreuzweisenalm Hütte offers an excellent view and good food.
Start & End - Zillertalbahn Railway Station in Zell-am-Ziller. Alternatively start from the valley station of the Kreuzjochbahn.
Exit the railway station onto Bahnhofstrasse and turn right into the centre of Zell-am-Ziller. At the main road junction turn right. Cross the railway and turn left passing the brewery. Stay on this road out of torn until you reach the valley station of the Kreuzjochbahn. Take this two stage gondola cablecar to the top station (1744m).
Exit the cablecar station and bear left along a wide track. At the first major junction of tracks keep right following the signs for the Kreuzweisenalm Hütte (path 11). Walking time to the hut is about one hour at a leisurely pace.
The Kreuzweisenalm Hütte (food & refreshments) offers an excellent view south across the Gerlos valley to some fine mountain summits. After visiting the Hütte retrace your steps and continue along the main track back towards the top station of the Kreuzjochbahn. After approximately 20/30 minutes look out for a footpath sign on your left to 'Rosenalm'. This leads through woodland and across meadows back to the cablecar station.
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