The Drei Brüder (Three Brothers) are the Stolzkopf, Schaflkopf and Breitkopf massifs. And it is these three that you'll conquer on this tour. What can you expect on this hike? Besides many challenges, you will also be rewarded with fantastic views of the Hohe Tauern and the Steineres Meer ("rocky sea") along the way. This route can be done in two stages: either hike just until the Erlhofalm, or go for the complete crossing of the Three Brothers in a challenging half-day tour. The drive from Kaprunerhof to the start of the route is roughly 15 minutes.
Length: 10.78 km
Duration: 6 hours (ascent to Erholfalm: 1:45 hours)
Breitkopf: 2,220 m
Schaflkopf: 2,264 m
Stolzkopf: 2,120 m
Erlhofalm: 1,653 m
Heubergalm: 1,663 m
Drei Brüder route description
Start: Oberreit village | car park at the barrier – forest road up through woods – up to the alpine meadow – turn left at the fork towards Erlhofalm – over the narrow meadow path to the saddle between the Breitkopf and Schalkopf – here begins the challenging section, no fear of heights – turn left towards the summit of the Breitkopf and then right in the direction of the Schaflkopf – continue to the Stolzkopf – head down to the Heubergscharte – via the forest road to the Heubergalm – lastly follow along the forest road to the junction at Erlhofalm and from from there return again to the car park.
to take on the challenge?
The Erlhofalm and the Heubergalm alpine huts aren't publicly operated, but if you are lucky you may be able to get a great snack or a schnapps! (homemade, of course). Naturally, the schnapps tastes much better after your hike!