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Jakobskreuz – A holiday
in Pillerseetal

Jakobskreuz mit Hintergrund vom Kaiser
Das Jakobskreuz weiter entfernt

Jakobskreuz is the biggest walk-in summit cross in the world. At 1456 metres in height this popular excursion destination is located on the Buchensteinwand viewing mountain. From Tyrol’s Jakobskreuz guests staying in the Sportresort get to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view to the Kitzbühel Alps and other highlights:

  • Alpine main ridge
  • Kaiser mountains
  • Steinberge
  • Wildseeloder

This fantastic excursion destination in Pillerseetal is accessible from Das Hohe Salve Sportresort via hiking paths or via cable car. In both summer and winter alike, guests can look forward to plenty of highlights up in the breath-taking heights :

  • Mountain summits at 1456m altitude
  • Jakobskreuz at an elevation of 29.60 m
  • Lift which transports 10 people
  • 4 viewing and exhibition rooms
  • 1 panorama viewing platform on the highest level of the cross at about 28 metres
  • 9 additional viewing platforms

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Jakobskreuz excursion destination – Also open in the winter

Are you visiting Das Hohe Salve Sportresort during the cold times of the year? Well, visitors can of course enjoy the wonderful views and the unique features of the cross in the winter too. Jakobskreuz can also be visited when ski facilities are open on the Buchensteinwand, daily.

Hiking on the Jakobskreuz

For those of you who don’t want to head to the Jakobskreuz in the comfort of a gondola , there are a variety of hiking paths available. From St. Jakob in Haus, Hochfilzen and Fieberbrunn, hiking routes of medium difficulty level proceed to the popular viewing mountain.

And once you get to the summit, there is so much to explore on foot. For instance, across the Buchensteinwand ridge, there is a 1600 metre educational floral path. The romantic panorama path is replete with information display boards about Alpine plants. The circular path continues to a reservoir which has a dreamy backdrop and picturesque views.

Around the Jakobskreuz, the restaurants providing views to the summits and the valleys attract visitors. This means for instance that hikers can look forward to a refreshment stop in the Hoametzlhütte and the Tennalm. The restaurants, Das Bergblick and Das Weitblick, are located on the summit too. Delicious Tyrolean treats provide temptation here.

Head up to the Buchensteinwand

The Buchensteinwand is located at 1456m in the middle of Pillerseetal and offers a wonderful panoramic view to the Kitzbühel Alps, the Wilder Kaiser, the Hohe Tauern, Waidringer Steinplatte and to the Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge. From here you can see the highest mountain in Austria – the Großglockner – and its 3798m elevation, when the weather conditions are right. Up on the 30m Jakobskreuz – the biggest walk-in summit cross in the world – you are that bit closer to the heavens.

Jakobskreuz on the summit of the Buchensteinwand is one of the many highlights among the excursion destinations in the Kitzbühel Alps. The Spielberg and the Kitzbüheler Horn are within touching distance. The Jakobskreuz on the Buchensteinwand stands out with its fantastic panoramic view to the surrounding mountains. Gaze in wonder at this from one of the many viewing platforms. It is easy to get to via the lift facility which makes it conveniently accessible even for guests who have physical limitations.

Familienland Adventure Park in Pillerseetal

Games, fun and activities for all the family – That is what awaits you during a holiday in Das Hohe Salve Sportresort. There are over 50 attractions in Pillerseetal alone that are just waiting to be discovered. Familienland Adventure Park is one of the most popular highlights during a summer holiday with the family. A trip on Austria's biggest family roller-coaster ought to feature, so too a trip on the wave swinger. For all our little visitors, there is a petting zoo, slides, swings and an excursion train along with so much more:

  • Family roller-coaster
  • Wild rafting
  • Wave slide
  • Kneipp and water games
  • Petting zoo
  • Water carousel
  • Dragon swing
  • Wikingerland

An excursion destination for all the family!



Which hotel is best for hiking in Pillerseetal?

The variety-packed hiking area in the Kitzbühel Alps is alluring with over 2500 kilometres of signposted paths and routes right up to 2500 metres altitude. Das Hohe Salve Sportresort provides the perfect setting for a hiking holiday in the Pillerseetal region. We are happy to provide you with all tour tips at Reception.


What is the best way to get to Jakobskreuz?

From the north, Pillerseetal can be accessed via Lofer and Saalfelden. This architectural masterpiece is not something you can overlook on your way. At the valley station return cable car tickets, as well as tickets for entry to the Jakobskreuz are available to purchase. Family tickets and free travel for children up to the age of six are also available.


What highlights does Pillerseetal have to offer?

Opened in July 2014, the Jakobskreuz in tranquil Pillerseetal is a popular excursion destination for families. At around 1456 metres above sea level parents and children can even gaze in wonder at the cross on the summit of the Buchensteinwand from afar. The walk-in summit cross towers some 30 metres up into the lofty heights.


Other excursion destinations

Long with the Jakobskreuz, around Das Hohe Salve Sportresort there are many more excursion destinations:

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