Bergpanaroma in der Region Kaiserwinkl


Kössen, Rettenschöss or Schwendt
With the Nightjet to the mountains

Kaiserwinkl in Tyrol - one of the most beautiful outdoor regions in the Alps
Framed by the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser mountains, the Kaiserwinkl in Tyrol is one of the most beautiful hiking and outdoor regions in the Alps. A mecca for active vacationers, lake lovers, cyclists, hikers as well as wellness fans and connoisseurs of high-quality regional products such as the delicious Kaiserwinkl organic hay-milk cheese. Despite the sounding name, the region around Kössen, Walchsee, Schwendt and Rettenschöss is still considered an insider tip.


  • Train journey incl. seat reservations on the ÖBB Nightjets NJ 40491/40420 from Hamburg or NJ 421/420 from Düsseldorf or NJ 421/420 from Amsterdam to Kufstein and return (upgrade to couchette possible! – see prices and train connections)
  • komoot voucher for the World Package worth € 29.99
  • Transfer from Kufstein railway station to the chosen accommodation in Kössen, Rettenschöss or Schwendt and return

bookable from € 167,-


Hiking and biking

More than 200 km of marked hiking trails and over 30 managed huts invite you to explore the alpine landscape between the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser in the south and the Chiemgau Alps in the north. From the valley, you can reach many alpine huts with Tyrolean hospitality in just a good hour's hike. From leisurely walking tours to high alpine tours, everything is possible here! In addition, 180 km of cycling and mountain bike routes are a true paradise for all those who like to be active in the fresh air during their vacation - whether with pure muscle power or with an e-bike.

Water fun for young and old

Lake Walchsee offers excellent drinking water quality and, at 24 °C, is the warmest bathing lake in Tyrol - ideal conditions for water skiing, the trendy sport of stand-up paddling and even fishing. For children the 800m² Aqua-Funpark and the Iceberg are special highlights and in Kössen in the adventure swimming pool there are many water attractions to discover. If you just want to refresh and relax after a hiking or biking tour, you are guaranteed to find your favorite spot on the lakeshore or on the shady sunbathing lawn. At the specially established dog bathing beach on the eastern shore of Walchsee, you can also cool off with your dog.

Pleasure and recovery

If you like to relax on vacation without the hustle and bustle, head to Schwendt or Rettenschöss. Here are the romantic corners of the region. The idyllic villages for nature lovers offer true recreation. Here you can enjoy the view of the Kaiser Mountains in peace and quiet and really get calm. Gourmets will find many traditional Tyrolean delicacies, high-quality products from local organic farming and regional alpine dairies in the Kaiserwinkl. On the alpine pastures, butter and the delicious Kaiserwinkl hay-milk cheese, are still produced according to traditional methods and can be tasted as a reward for the hike directly at the huts with a view over the valley.
From lake camping to apartments, cozy bed and breakfasts, to family-run 4*+ hotels with great spa facilities - everyone will find the right vacation starting point here.

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INTERSPORT Rent - your bike rental in Austria

10% discount for ÖBB Rail Tours customers! Reserve your rental bike now at INTERSPORT Rent for your holiday adventure in the Austrian mountains. Simply use the link and get a 10% discount. Decide between diverse, high-quality and well-maintained bikes.  
Tip: To ensure that your favorite sports equipment is ready when you arrive, reserve the equipment you want online and save time and money during the vacation! 

Top summer benefits of the Kaiserwinkl card

  • Free Regiobus all year round - within the Kaiserwinkl to Reit im Winkl and to Kufstein and back
  • Free village tours
  • Free horse-drawn carriage ride for children up to 12 years of age
  • 50% discount on selected program points of the Creative Summer Workshop
  • 50% discount on Kaiserwinkl merchandising articles
  • 10% discount on the Hochkössen cable car ride for adults, children free of charge up to ten years when accompanied by a guide
  • 50% discount on guided day hikes
  • 23% discount on admission for adults at the adventure swimming pool Kössen
  • 20% discount on one 18-hole green fee per stay at all three golf courses
  • Countless discounts at cab companies, water sports facilities, mountain railroads, adventure club, alpine dairy as well as various inns, stores and leisure facilities in the Kaiserwinkl region
  • Free Wlan hotspots in the region

Mountain railroad Hochkössen and chair lift Zahmer Kaiser

Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Kitzbühel Alps or Walchsee with a pleasant ride in the gondola or chairlift. Return to the valley either on foot, by lift or even on the exciting summer toboggan run. The very brave dare a tandem flight with the paraglider back to the valley.

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Please provide the address of your preferred accommodation in Kössen, Rettenschöss or Schwendt when making your booking.
2 suitcases + 1 piece of hand luggage per person are included in the price. Each additional suitcase will be charged at €10.00 each way. 1 item of sports equipment is also included in the price. Each additional item of sports equipment will be charged at €10.00 each way.


Find, plan and share your adventures with komoot.
With your rail ticket for the respective route, you will also receive a voucher for your komoot World Package worth € 29.99. Valid until 31.12.2024.

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from/to Hamburg or Düsseldorf or Amsterdam

Offer includes train journey incl. seat reservation* on the ÖBB Nightjets NJ 40491/40420 from Hamburg or NJ 421/420 from Düsseldorf or NJ 421/420 from Amsterdam to Kufstein and return, transfer from the railway station to your preferred accommodation in Kössen, Rettenschöss or Schwendt and return, as well as a komoot voucher for the World Package worth € 29.99.

Price examples:

01.05.-31.10.24 Adult Children 6<15 years
  167 117

* Surcharge per person and direction in a couchette (incl. breakfast)

  • Children under 6 years on request
  • Couchette in a 4-person compartment from € 35.00
  • Couchette in a 6-person compartment from € 20.00
  • Mini Cabin from € 35.00
  • For maximum privacy, the compartments can also be booked as a separate (private) compartment. This enables you to travel in a compartment with just your family or friends, without having to share it with other passengers who are not in your group.
  • For more privacy, the Mini Cabins, a new cocoon concept, can be booked. Please note: lockers are only available for hand luggage (max. 40 x 55 x 23 cm) and shoes (max. 18 x 57 x 15 cm) directly next to the Mini Cabin.
  • The rail ticket is valid on the booked train only. Limited number of places available – bookings are otherwise possible for an additional charge.
  • Surcharge transfer for only 1 person: € 54.00

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