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Parking lot P 8 at the Red Cross, Zirl East
Forest road, trail
Attention: The path to the Emperor Max Grotto is closed!
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
In the surrounding area