You start at the valley station Hahnenkammbahn, where you take the gondola up to the famous Hahnenkamm (lift tickets are available directly at the ticket office). Once at the top, there is a great view of the unmistakable Kitzbüheler Horn and the gentle Kitzbüheler Südberge. The starting point of the hike is the top station, from which you head straight towards the magic carpet of the "Märchenwald". At the bottom station of the magic carpet (do not enter), cross the ski slope and hike on a groomed path to the left of the ski slope towards the Hahnenkammstüberl. Enjoy a great view of the Steinbergkogel and the Ehrenbachhöhe. Shortly before the Hahnenkammstüberl you hike along the edge of the slope past the Berghaus Tyrol to the St. Bernhard chapel. Keep left and cross slope No. 19 “Kapellenabfahrt” in the flat part. The winter hiking path leads you towards the Hotel Ehrenbachhöhe, where the path below the hotel runs away from ski slopes through a beautiful winter landscape towards the Streiteckmulde. Shortly before the Streiteck competence center, cross the ski slope again. The path leads directly past the "Komeptenzzentrum", where you follow the signs towards Hochbrunn. After about 5 minutes you will reach the Gasthof Hochbrunn, enjoy the wonderful view of the Brixental with a little refreshment. The way back is the same. Below the route of the Sonnenrast lift you come to a fork where you follow the signs towards Sonnenrastalm. Now the path leads past the Hotel Ehrenbachhöhe before you come to the St. Bernhard chapel in the flat part after crossing the slope no. 19 "Kapellenabfahrt". A perfect place to stop and enjoy the view of the Brixental, the rugged massif of the Wilde Kaiser, the Leukental and the Chiemgau Alps. To the left of the chapel, an idyllic hiking trail leads away from the ski slope to the so-called "Waldehang" back towards the starting point of this winter hike. At the Märchenwald magic carpet, cross the ski slope again towards the top station of the Hahnenkamm cable car. Before returning to the valley on the gondola lift, we recommend a short detour to the panoramic terrace behind the mountain station, where you will be rewarded with an impressive panoramic view.
Tip: Take an impressive look at the infamous mousetrap and visit the start house, which is just a few meters to the left above the exit from the fairytale magic carpet.
Checkpoint: St. Bernhard Kapelle