• Kate Sielmann

The Best Short Trek To Do In July - Berlin High Trail

You'll find the most important details you need to know about this trek here, ranging from average cost to the nearest airport, aswell as a brief description of what you should expect on this trek.

FYI - This is part of a series of blogs that describe and detail the best short and long treks around the world per month. The trek per month is not random, I chose the best treks with the best climate conditions per month. Type in August in the search bar of my blog section and find out what the best treks to take are in August.



Name of the Trek: Berlin High Trail Trek

Location: Austria

Nearest Airport: Munich Airport

Average Trekking Duration: 6 days

Distance: 85.5 km

Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging

Highest Altitude: 1,918 m

Average Temperature: 12 degrees Centigrade


Average Cost: If you are an experienced mountaineering enthusiast, the trek is possible even if you are doing it solo. There are accommodations available in dormitory basis where you also get breakfast. The cost of basic accommodation is around USD $40. Food costs USD $30 approximately. There are several huts available, and the entire trail is rather famous for these huts.


The trekking route runs from Zillertal Alps, and as you hike, you will come across Berliner Hutte Hut, and more such huts. These huts and Alpine Clubs along the way are famous for being in the scenic Alps range and offering great views.


What to Expect?

The high altitude trekking begins from Gams Hut from Finkenberg and then head towards a more difficult route of Vordere Grinbergspitze Spire. Head out to Milchanger before heading to the glacial lake of Wesendlekarsee. This is just on the first day, and on the next day, you trek for 6 more hours to reach a greater height. You reach Friesenberghaus Lodge and the Olperer Hut. Finally, you cross Berliner hut and reach Furtfanglhohs where you get to see the highest altitude.


You will be in for more switchbacks and creeks along this trekking route. This includes Greizer Hut, Floitenbach Creek, Schwarzsee Lake, Kasselur hut, and witnesses the deep Eisenklamm Gorge. You will come across many deep gorges, lakes, and steep climbs.


You will find plenty of ups and downs in this route. From here, you will find traveling through areas in the Zillertal Valley and experience plenty of beautiful lush views.

There are green valleys, spreading out at this point thereby, offering the trekkers a more enjoyable time as they soak in the beauty. The highlight of this trek is the presence of these huts where you can get a discount of 10 euros. If you have a Club membership, receive about USD $45 per adult for one year. Make sure to make the payments along the trail for accommodation and food with cash. Also, carry raincoats and a light backpack. You will not need any sleeping bag for the trek if you plan to choose these huts for staying overnight.

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