he North Tyrolean Paznaun, embedded in the Verwall, Silvretta and Samnaun groups, offers you exciting adventure trails, narrow smuggler paths or high-altitude hikes with up to three 3,000-meter peaks in one day. In addition to this impressive alpine backdrop, there is also something special for the gourmet palate. Five pleasure routes lead to five different mountain huts, where international star chefs will offer you creatively interpreted, down-to-earth hut dishes. In Paznaun you will get your money's worth as a pleasure hiker when the star chefs Tristan Brandt (D), Paul Ivić (A), James Knappett (GB), Onno Kokmeijer (NL) and Jean-Georges Klein (F) take care of kitchens at the Friedrichshafener Hütte, the Heidelberger Hütte, the Ascherhütte, the Jamtalhütte and the Almstüberl for one summer. Once you arrive at the hut, you can really enjoy the star dish made from regional ingredients — from the start on 7 July until the end of the season at the end of September. On top of that, the recipes for recooking are also available to take away.
Good to know: All hiking buses, cable cars and chair lifts in Paznaun are free with the “Silvretta Card all-inclusive” guest card and make the pleasure routes in See, Ischgl and Galtür as well as high-altitude trails and via ferrata easily accessible.
Of all the side valleys, the Fimbatal is historically and economically the most important and interesting valley in the Paznaun Alps. The Fimbatal extends with a length of about 16 kilometers in a southwesterly direction towards the Hochsilvretta. The Talbach, Fimbabach, has drilled deep into the mountains in its lower run just before its mouth in the so-called "Kitzloch". Starting from the church in Ischgl, the footpath Fimba leads past the Bodenalpe (1,842 m), the Gampenalpe (1,975 m) and the Fimba Alpe (2,123 m).After an approx. 4-hour walk, the 2,264 m high Heidelberger Hütte can be seen, which is the only accommodation of the German Alpine Association on Swiss territory and stands in an exceptionally beautiful location at the foot of the majestic Escape Horn (3,399 m). Strange and unnatural here runs the state border between Austria and Switzerland. The upper Fimbatal, although located in the catchment area of the Paznaun, is assigned to Switzerland, so that the Swiss Alpine owners have no natural access and can only reach here via the 2,608-meter-high Fimbapass.
The Paznaun is an ideal starting point for various mountain groups. Samnaun, Verwall and Silvretta are easy to reach and day tours from the valley are just as possible as multi-day tours. The scattered settlement at 1,050 meters above sea level is on the right side of the valley. It consists of a large number of farm groups or hamlets.
This beautiful circular hiking trail offers an excellent view of the sunny side of the Unterpaznaun with the Verwall group. The cable car takes you comfortably to the Medrigalm at 1,800 meters. Along a wide forest path you hike past the Versingalpe (managed alpine pasture) to the Ascherhütte, which sits high above the sea at 2,256 meters above sea level and serves as an ideal resting place with an impressive mountain panorama - for example on the Blankakopf or the Rotpleiskopf.The descent is easy on the wide driveway (suitable for pushchairs) to the Medrigalm, from where you can easily get back to See by cable car or on foot. Once at the bottom, you can treat yourself to a well-deserved refreshment in the local lake - with the Silvretta Card All Inclusive, admission is even free (see.at/de/Active/Active-Summer/Sommer-Services/Silvretta- Card all inclusive).
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At the sun balcony of the lower Paznaun lie scattered the individual districts of the municipality Kappl. A total of 90 small hamlets - these are pristine small settlements - surrounded by the imposing mountain ranges of up to 3,000 meters high Verwall, Samnaun and Silvretta group contribute to the peculiarity of the Paznaun Alpine region.With the Diasbahn you can comfortably reach 1,800 m, from where there is only a short hike up to the cozy Almstüberl. The sun-drenched, lush alpine meadows invite you to hike, but especially to enjoy the view. The Almstüberl is close to the Sunny Mountain Adventure Park, which offers countless opportunities for children and families. Also nearby is the Almmuseum Dias, where weekly guided tours around alpine herbs and the Almkäse production take place.If you would like to extend your tour a bit, the Niederelbehütte is located further up at 2,300 meters. It is located on a ridge surrounded by two mountain lakes in the back Sessladtal and is also ideal for longer stays. A waterfall and the Seßsee under the Niederelbehütte complete the impressive mountain panorama.
The Friedrichshafener Hütte is a well-built mountain inn built of natural stone and is located at 2,151 m in the Verwall Group, about 700 meters above Mathon. From the starting point - the parking lot of the Friedrichshafener Hütte in the district of Valzur, it goes over the shortcut path in just under two hours up to the hut.The first part of the path runs through the forest, above the tree line opens up impressive views towards Ischgl and Galtür with their house mountains "Rauer Kopf" and "Gorfenspitze". If this route is too steep, we recommend the alternative route, which is also suitable for all-terrain stroller and less steep.The path meanders in 16 bends up to the hut. A small lake directly at the hut completes the picture perfectly and offers some cooling on hot summer days. If you spend the night in Galtür, you can reach the Friedrichshafener Hütte via the impressive 1,000 vertical meters (steep and not suitable for pushchairs).
The Jam is one of the most beautiful high valleys of the Paznaun Alps. It extends from Galtür in the south up to the glacier world, which is always recognizable at the beginning of the side valley. Starting from the Galtürer village square, the trail leads past the Menta Alm (1,657 m) and the Scheiben Alm (1,833 m). After a 3-hour walk, the Jamtalhütte can be seen at 2,165 m and offers a breathtaking panorama of the huge Jamtal Glacier with its front and rear Jamspitze. Especially at the end of June / beginning of July the blooming alpine roses form an additional impressive hiking trail.The Jamtalhütte is surrounded by the highest elevations of the Silvretta, such as Fluchthorn, Jamspitzen and Dreiländerspitze, to name but three of the 44 two- and three-thousanders. They form the pinnacles of a crowning landscape, in the center of which the hut is located.
Because of the large glacier areas, this area of the Silvretta is also called "blue Silvretta". Since the side valleys lead in a star shape to the hut, the Jamtalhütte offers a variety of hiking and hiking opportunities in rock and ice in all levels of difficulty in summer and winter. The area is not only suitable for adult tours, it is also an ideal hiking area for families with children. Special attention is drawn to the exercise possibilities in the climbing gardens in and around the hut, at the West Gamshorn, as well as the via ferrata at the Pfannknecht.