The Alpbach – Wildschönau subrange of the western Kitzbüheler Alpen has a U-shape with Alpbachtal in the very heart. Lämpersberg or Lempersberg ist the first high summit of the eastern branch of this U.
Located between Alpbachtal to the west and Wildschönau to the east Lämpersberg receives as a year round outing many visits throughout the year. It is an easy hiking tour in late spring, summer and autumn, a ski tour for beginners in winter and early spring, starting or end point of the interesting traverses Großer Beil – Kleiner Beil – Lämpersberg or Schatzberg – Saupanzen – Joelspitze – Lämpersberg.
Kleiner Beil is the neighbor summit to the south, Saupanzen and Joelspitze those to the north.
Lämpersberg hosts some interesting features like the lakes Kreuzlacke, Schwarze Lacke and Meerauge in the realm of the huge northern cirque which is, together with the meadows stretching in the direction to Joelspitze, a world of wonder.
A hole in the rocks near Schwarze Lacke, called Goldmühle, gold mill, gives acoustic access to an underground waterfall coming down from Kreuzlacke.
In summer the abundant swamp meadows are full of blossoming cotton gras turning mystically golden and yellow in October.
Lämpersberg offers fine ski tours and great downhill slopes, too.
Even the views from the summit are spectacular as I freshly recognized on a wonderful warm and sunny October day in 2017.
Main trailheads for Lämpersberg are:
Inneralpbach / Alpbachtal
Schwarzenau and Schönangeralm / Widschönau
Schatzberg cable car mountain station
The general accesses to the valleys are described on the Kitzbüheler Alpen main page.
Alpbachtal starts at Brixlegg / Kramsach - Inntal valley. Follow road number L 5 to Inneralpbach parking facilities.
For Schwarzenau and Schönangeralm follow road number L 3 from Wörgl to Niederau and Auffach / Wildschönau with the Schatzberg cable car valley station.
Alternatively follow road number L 41 from Hopfgarten to Niederau, follow L 3 to Auffach. For Schwarzenau or Schönangeralm follow the valley road to the parking facilities.
by train and bus
The nearest railway station for Wildschönau is Hopfgarten. Bus number 4064 goes to Auffach (bus stop “Auffach Café Martin” for Schatzberg cable car; bus stop “Schwarzenau” for Schwarzenau trailheads; no bus to Schönangeralm!).
north cirque and ascent ridges
upper northeast summit ridge
The nearest railway station for Alpbach valley is Brixlegg / Inntal valley. Bus number 4074 goes to Inneralpbach.
Please note that the frequency of these busses per day is not very high (about once every hour).