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Difficulty: medium

Lake Zirein via Sonnwendjochberghaus

Looped hiking trail to stunning Lake Zirein

Length 18.43 km
Duration 6:15 h
894 hm
891 hm

Start from the car park after the barrier at the Wimm farm in Brandenberg/Aschau. Follow the signs for the Eilalm via Anderl´s Hütte approx. 45 min (you can get something to eat and drink at Anderl's Hütte) on to the Labeggalm and to the Kreuzein Hochleger. Stay on the uphill path via the Rosswies direction Lake Zirein. When you reach the top a short steep path leads down to the lake.

To return take the uphill path via „Gappsteig“ to the fork and follow the signs for Rosskogel keeping to the right below the peak and walk downhill to the Berghaus Sonnwendjoch (1h 30 min). From this point take the path downhill to the Hochalm and the undulating track via Hörndl to Kreuzein Hochleger and back to the start. Walk back the same way!

Author’s recommendation
  •  Lake Zirein is also called the "Blue Eye of the Rofan"


Alpbachtal Tourismus


Wimm car park - Eilalm, Labegg and Kreuzein - Anderl´s Hütte - Kreuzein Hochleger - Rosswies - Zireiner See (3 h from the car park)

"Gappsteig" up to the Rosswies - Rosskogel Saddle - down to the Berghaus Sonnwendjoch. (1 h 30 min from Lake Zirein)

Descend to the Hochalm - via the "Hörndl" to the Kreuzein Hochleger - back to the start

Map / Maps

Alpbachtal Seenland map no. 428

Round trip
Rest stop
Max. Altitude 1901
Start Brandenberg/Aschau, parking lot at the Wimm farm
End Brandenberg/Aschau, parking lot at the Wimm farm
Public access

A12, motorway exit Kramsach, towards Kramsach, Sonnwendjochbergbahn (defunct chairlift), towards Aschau, though the village to the "Wimm" farm, cross the cattle grid to the gravel car park

Public transport

not applicable


Wimm farm car park/Aschau/Brandenberg


Sturdy footwear and protective clothing

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