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Difficulty: Easy

Brandenberg Valley of Butterflies - loop trail

This circular trail leads through the Brandenberg butterfly fauna hot spots.

Length 8.67 km
Duration 2:30 h
347 hm
349 hm

The Brandenberg Valley in the Alpbachtal region with its wild romantic labyrinth of steep and deep gorges, valleys and densely forested areas is home to a rich biodiversity. 

Thanks to the near-natural dynamics of the forest and the remoteness from large settlements the area is home to an above-average amount of butterfly habitats. As far, as is currently known over 800 different butterfly species can be found! Discover for yourself the Brandenberg butterflies, their beauty, lightness and their natural habitat! A guided tour through the fascinating butterfly fauna hot spots is an ideal way to watch these miraculous creatures. 

The best time for butterfly watching:

  • Ideal: mid-June - mid-August
  • Quite good: end of May - beginning of September

Round trip
Rest stop
Family friendly
Max. Altitude 866
Start Kaiserhaus car park, Brandenberg (709 m)
End Kaiserhaus car park, Brandenberg (709 m)
Public access A12, motorway exit Kramsach, towards Kramsach, Sonnwendjochbergbahn, pass the now defunct chair lift and follow the road to Pinegg, turn left before the bridge and continue to the Gasthof Kaiserhaus.
Public transport By bus 611 or 610


Parking Gasthof Kaiserhaus
Equipment In case of very bad weather we advise not taking the route through the Kaiser Gorge, but taking the forest track. Sturdy footwear, comfortable clothing, "Brandenberg Valley of Butterflies" folder.
Kind mit Schmetterling auf der Hand Kind mit Schmetterling auf der Hand
  • Kind im Bach Schmetterling Kind im Bach Schmetterling
  • Familienwanderung Kaiserklamm | © Mathäus Gartner Familienwanderung Kaiserklamm | © Mathäus Gartner
  • Kind in Bach Schmetterling Kind in Bach Schmetterling
  • Wanderung im Schmetterlingsparadies Brandenberg Wanderung im Schmetterlingsparadies Brandenberg
  • Schmetterling am Baum Schmetterling am Baum
  • Graubindiger Mohrenfalter | © Alois Ortner Graubindiger Mohrenfalter | © Alois Ortner
  • Blick auf das Dorf Brandenberg im Sommer | © Bernhard Huber Blick auf das Dorf Brandenberg im Sommer | © Bernhard Huber
  • Kaiserklamm Brandenberge - Brandenberer Ache Kaiserklamm Brandenberge - Brandenberer Ache
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