From Kühtai, we head up the 2640-metre Neunerkogel today. Since Kühtai is already at an altitude of 2020 metres, it is a rather easy hike with manageable altitude metres. At the top you are rewarded with a view of the Finstertal reservoir and the magnificent mountain world.
The 3-Seenbahn is right on our doorstep. You can take the cable car for the first 300 metres of ascent or start hiking directly. Depending on your mood, weather and fitness. From the mountain station of the 3-Seenbahn, you first go to the 3-Seen-Hütte and from there to the Finstertaler Stausee.
If you hike from the valley station of the 3-Seenbahn, it is best to take the wide road up to the Graf-Ferdinand-Haus. From there follow the path below the dam wall up to the lake. If you have chosen the 3-Seenbahn, you first walk a few metres from the mountain station to the Drei-Seen-Hütte. From there, follow the signposted trail to the Finstertal reservoir.
The tour to the Neunerkogel is easy and you always have the destination in view. Only the last few metres to the summit cross are steep and you repeatedly cross larger boulders. From the Finstertaler reservoir, your path leads in the direction of the Finstertaler Scharte or even further to the Sulzkogel. The path is marked red-white-red and arrows with the NK (Neunerkogel) marking provide additional safety.
Those who reach the summit cross may now, at the latest, enjoy the wonderful view of the turquoise-coloured Finstertal reservoir. At the summit there is enough space to enjoy the view. To the north, however, the rock faces drop away steeply, and caution is advised here, especially with children.
The cross at the summit was erected by members of the avalanche dog team of the Tyrol Mountain Rescue Service. The way back also leads past the Finstertal reservoir. And again you have the choice between hiking or taking the mountain railway.