Easy walks, high altitude euphoria, and themed hikes, that tell you a special story. The Stubaital is a popular destination for families as well as ambitious athletes, especially when it comes to lacing up the hiking boots. On the Wild Water Route, you can admire the journey of a single water droplet as it hustles its way down from melting glaciers and through rushing mountain streams. Breathtaking views, on the other hand, are opened up by numerous hidden natural sites and, after conquering the Stubai Seven Summits, you will definitely experience something that’s firmly on another level. If you have a little experience, are a sure-footed hiker and possess anything more than a basic level of endurance, you will be rewarded with stunning sights on the Stubaier Höhenweg (komoot.de/collection/336). And what’s not to be missed when hiking the Stubaital is an enjoyable rest stop in one of the many mountain huts an Alpine pastures!
Flower meadows surrounded by larches, pasque, blue gentian, arnica and co share the fields with brush grasses and dwarf shrubs, sheltered by light-flooded conifers. The so-called "owl meadows" were created by slash-and-burn as farmers created new grazing land at higher altitudes. While the other trees blazed, the larches survived and expelled them again next spring. This unique natural landscape remains so beautiful today, because it is cherished and maintained. Once a year, even here with mowing is mowed. A place you will never find again.
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The first part of the WildeWasserWeg starts in the so-called WildeWasserArena in Ranalt and leads along the Ruetz through the spectacular Ruetz Cataract, a gorge, to the Tschangelair Alm.In the WildeWasserArena you learn everything about the importance of water and there are many wonderful "Platzerl" invite you to breathe deeply and enjoy.Directly on the main road, from where you get to the WildeWasserArena, there is parking as well as a bus stop (Nürnberger Hütte).
The second part starts right at the view of the magnificent Grawa Waterfall. From here you continue on the old alpine trail. Good shoes, sure-footedness and a bit of fitness are required - but it's worth it. As you ascend, you can admire the waterfall on two other platforms. Here you can feel the unbridled power of the water, the roaring, tremors and mist on your skin. And moreover, fresher air you rarely find where.
The last part of the WildeWasserWeg takes you into the wonderful world around the Sulzenauferner. Behind the Sulzenau hut you follow the glacier nature trail along the water past the "Blaue Lacke" a small mountain lake and the smooth cut rocks through the plateau. Here you can see how the glacier once formed the landscape and enjoy the views of the eternal ice and the surrounding impressive mountain landscape. Below the Peiljoch, you will now reach the place where the WildeWasser, whom you followed the whole time, comes to the surface for the first time. A hike to the origin quasi.
The Serles seems to be alone. The pyramid rises imposingly, as the queen of the surrounding mountains. Yes, the Serles ruled the Stubai Alps with their magnificent appearance. Legend has it that a wild knight was once cursed by a farmer for his fury and cruelty, along with his sons. So where once his castle was, now the "King Serles" petrified with his two sons as a side summit. If you look at the Serles, you can see them standing there. Even Göthe had his say to the Serles. Her appearance impressed him very much and so he gave her the epithet "High Altar of Tyrol".
The Elfer is one of those mountains whose beauty can only be guessed from afar. The images you can see from a distance are already very impressive, especially from Neustift, when the sunlight lets the peak appear in all its glory in the late morning. But only up close, so if you walk on it practically you can grasp the imposing rock towers of the Neustift Hausberg in all their boldness. The mountain with the beautiful view of the glaciated peaks of the Stubai Alps will perhaps remind you in its appearance of the Dolomites. Because the summit cross stands on the eastern Elferturm (2,499 m), you might think it's the highest point. However, this is actually the Elferkofel whose top once more 6 meters higher. That's not much, but the main summit still wants to be called that. He stands proud and splendid and shows the unlikely diversity of the Stubai Alps.
The Rinnenspitze: High, not too heavy and an absolutely picturesque ascent - this could become your first three-thousand meter peak. Not many mountains of this height are so easy to conquer. Up here you can enjoy a new view, the whole beauty of the Stubai Glacier World. Through the magnificent Oberbergtal valley, which impresses with its wealth of alpine flowers, you can hike comfortably to the summit structure before heading over a simple via ferrata to lofty heights. The feeling of freedom will really make you feel right after this experience and you will soon want to conquer the other peaks as well.
The "Hoger", as he is called by the locals. The path leads steeply up to the 3,277 meter high summit with the beautiful summit cross. Technically not the most difficult of the Stubai Seven Summits, it does require a little bit of physical fitness, because you're gaining altitude fast. Although the hawk is not the highest peak in the Stubai Alps, its appearance is so powerful that it is often considered the highest mountain in Tyrol.
The Hohe Burgstall is probably the easiest to climb, the Stubaier Seven Summits, but is not inferior to his brothers and sisters. The summit at the southwestern end of the Kalkkögel is a fantastic view mountain. But above all, it shows you the whole variety of the Stubai Alps, because it stands as limestone on primary rock and when you climb the shapely summit you see this rock change with every step.
On the border between Italy and Austria a mountain rises so beautiful and mighty, with a garment of white firn. The Italians call it "Cima Libera", you could think for its beauty. The Austrians call him the Wild Freiger - and he is also wild. A very popular playground for all adventurous alpinists. He stands next to his big brother the Zuckerhütl, but with his 3,418 meters, he has at least as much to offer.
A white horn from one, a rocky, rugged summit from the other side, the highest peak in the Stubai Alps and so powerful is it: the Zuckerhütl. Located on the border with South Tyrol, it is still in the background, despite its proud 3,507 meters. The ascent is not a picnic, but the summit ascent brings with it a lot of difficulties, but with the view that follows up and rewards the incomparable summit feeling, you quickly forget that exertion. For experienced alpinists an absolute must.