Hiking trail: yellow
Hiking trails often run along wide paths. But they can also be narrow and uneven. Steep passages are overcome with steps and locations with a high risk of falling are protected by hand rails. Apart from the usual attention and caution, hiking trails do not place any special demands on the users. Wearing sturdy shoes with non-slip soles, weather-appropriate equipment and topographic maps are recommended.
Mountain hiking trail: yellow with white-red-white peak
Mountain hiking trails go through rough terrain and are mostly steep, narrow, and partially exposed. Particularly difficult passages are secured with ropes or chains. Users must be sure-footed, not afraid of heights, and in good physical shape and must be aware of the dangers in the mountains (falling rocks, risk of slipping and falling, sudden changes in the weather). The equipment recommended for hiking trails is required.
Alpine hiking trail: blue with white-blue-white peak
Alpine hiking trails lead partly over snow fields, glaciers, or scree slopes and through rocks with short climbing sections; partly without trails. Structural precautions cannot be assumed. Users must be sure-footed, not afraid of heights, and in very good physical shape, as well as being very familiar with the dangers of the mountains. In addition to the equipment for mountain hiking trails, a compass, rope, ice axe, and crampons may be necessary.
Winter hiking trail: pink
Winter hiking trails are only signposted during the winter months. They do not place any special demands on the users, but there is a risk of slipping on snow.