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The Emperor Max Grotto trail (Kaiser Max-Grottensteig) – Innsbruck Region
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Difficulty
Difficulty
medium
Altitude up
214 METER
Max altitude
778 METER
Max. route length
1.6 KM
Walking time uphill
45MIN
Starting point
Parking lot P 8 at the Red Cross, Zirl East
Best season
March
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Road quality
Forest road, trail
GPX DownloadRoute to start

Arrival by car. Paid parking is available at the P 8 "Rettung" emergency services at Zirl Ost. Roughly 200 metres above the floor of the Inn Valley, in the middle of the Martinswand rock face, lies a natural cave known as Maximilian's Grotto (Maximiliansgrotte), which is 26 metres wide and 19 metres high. Legend has it that Emperor Maximilian sought refuge in the cave after getting lost while hunting chamois.


The Grottensteig trail on the Martinswand was reconstructed and has been open to hikers again since the beginning of April 2015. The route leads from the Brunntalweg trail, across the quarry and along the completely redeveloped old section of the grotto trail to the cave. Bridges, fences and handrails provide extra security along the route up to the spectacular viewpoint, which overlooks Zirl and the upper Inn Valley.


Hikers must be sure-footed and have a good head for heights!



Arrival, public transport


By car, paid parking is available at the "Rettung" emergency services at Zirl Ost
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Elevation profile

Forecast

A weak ridge of high pressure will bring us a rather nice day in the middle of this long-lasting period of bad weather.

It will be clear to cloudy. With the air washed clean by the rain of the last few days, the sun will be even more intense.

Tendency

At this point, we would prefer to forecast that high pressure will persist, but unfortunately this is not the case: The next area of low pressure will approach causing showers.

afternoon
20°C/68°F

Tomorrow

Thursday
16°C/61°F
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