Frozen lakes, winter forests, crunching snow under your shoes, white mountains and above them all the clear blue sky — that's winter in the Tannheimer Valley. In the most beautiful high valley of the Alps, not only experienced mountaineers and skiers can enjoy the winter mountain world: families and leisurely hikers also float on snow-covered winter days to the Gamskopf and the Neunerköpfle thanks to the cable cars and chair lifts or explore the picturesque landscape on specially prepared winter hiking trails. The "mountain cable cars included" offer is particularly practical. From a stay of at least three nights, hikers can use the three mountain cable cars in Tannheim, Grän and Nesselwängle free of charge from Monday to Thursday. With a height of 3,600 feet (1,100 meters), the Tannheimer Valley is ideally situated for snow hikes — so nothing stands in the way of exploring the winter mountain world.
We have selected the seven nicest winter hiking trails in the Tannheimer Valley, which will lead you to the most idyllic places in the winter landscape. Enjoy the magnificent view of the snow-covered mountains from the Neunerköpfle, admire the frozen Vilsalpsee, walk over winter mountain pastures and warm yourself at a steaming cup of punch on the terrace of an alpine hut.
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The 1,862-meter-high Neunerköpfle is a glorious viewpoint. Especially nice: even in winter, the 8-person gondola lift from Tannheim will bring you comfortably to the summit. Here you can do a little round on cleared trails and enjoy the view of the winter mountain landscape.Comfortably you float from Tannheim in the ultra-modern 8-seater gondolas over the snowy mountain slopes up to the mountain station. Here it is only a few meters to the summit. With a fantastic view you follow the signposted winter hiking trail to the summit cross on the Neunerköpfle. You can calmly look down into the valley and over the surrounding mountain peaks.Afterwards, the winter hiking trail will take you to the XL-Pausenbank. After a short rest and a funny photo, you will stroll down to the summit station below the summit. If you like, you can now make a detour to the basic hut and enjoy a decent portion of Kaiserschmarrn and a steaming coffee.After your break, the gondola lift will bring you down to Tannheim. All information about the 8-seater gondola can be found at tannheimer-bergbahnen.at.
Above Grän, another summit of view juts out into the sky: the Gamskopf. Just like the Neunerköpfle, the Gamskopf is approached by an 8-person gondola lift during the winter months. From the mountain station at Füssener Jöchle the winter hiking trail leads you directly to the panorama summit.From the valley station in Grän, the 8-person gondola lift brings you comfortably to the mountain station. From here, a signposted and cleared winter hiking trail leads directly to the Gamskopf. If you enjoyed the panorama in peace, you walk the same way back to the starting point. As a conclusion, you can plan a long rest in the Sonnenalm and enjoy the picturesque view of the mountains. Last but not least, you are floating down the gondola down to the valley.All information about the 8-person gondola can be found at lifte-graen.com/winterkarten.html.
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The Vilsalpsee is one of the most beautiful places in the Tannheimer valley - and at the same time it is one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria. In winter, the lake framed by high mountains freezes completely. From Tannheim, a prepared winter hiking trail leads gently uphill to the picturesque Vilsalpsee.From the center of Tannheim you walk past the Maria-Hilf-Kapelle and follow the signposted hiking trail into an idyllic winter forest. High above the treetops, snow-capped mountain peaks tower into the sky.After crossing the wintry Vils, the winter hiking trail leads you parallel to the cleared access road to the shore of the Vilsalpsee. Here you can sit back and relax in the impressive panorama. The culmination of your tour is a stop at the restaurant on the lake.From Vilsalpsee you can hike back the same way. Alternatively, you drive with the Tannheimer Alpenexpress. More about Alpenexpress can be found at tannheimer-alpenexpress.at.
The Vils is the defining river of the Tannheimer valley and even in winter the narrow river rarely freezes. From Schattwald you can follow the Vils through the open valley landscape to the hamlet of Rehbach, where you can dine superbly in the hotel restaurant of the same name.From Schattwald you can walk on the banks of the Vils over thick snow-covered meadows and pastures, where cows and sheep graze in summer. With a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, you can walk past the Vilsstausee and through the sprawling valley to Rehbach.In the lovingly furnished hotel restaurant you can then take a break and finally go back freshly warmed on the same way back.
To enjoy the wintry Tannheimer Tal, you do not always have to go up high mountains. Instead, you will be walking on this tour from Tannheim over snowy meadows and past small villages to Grän. After a warm break in the castle tavern, you will hike back to Tannheim.The starting point of your hike is the parking lot at the valley station of the 8-person gondola lift. From here you walk past the church of St. Nicholas and out into the idyllic winter landscape of the Tannheimer Valley. From the signposted and cleared trail you have a wonderful view of the towering mountains.The trail leads you over the frozen Gesselbach and through Innergschwend until you reach Grän. Here is the castle tavern with its panoramic terrace for a comfortable break.Strengthened you wander on the same way back to Tannheim.
The hike from Tannheim over the Lohmoos high moor is one of the adventurous winter hikes in the Tannheimer Tal. On the one hand there are a few vertical meters on the program and on the other hand, large sections of the hiking trail are not cleared in winter. Experienced winter hikers will love the tour for its seclusion and quiet nature.From Tannheim you follow a clear serpentine road evenly uphill until a signposted hiking trail branches off to the left from the road. Here you continue uphill through a light winter forest. Soon the forest opens and gives you the view of the snow-covered mountains.Between scattered trees you follow the signposted path through the wintry Alpine landscape. After a while you have reached the highest point of the tour and through dense snow the path leads you downhill to the St. Rochus chapel and the Gasthof Zugspitzblick. Strengthened and warmed up, it goes with fresh energy down to the finish in Zöblen.From Zöblen you can take the bus back to Tannheim. The timetable can be found at tannheimertal.at/service-info/anreise-busfahrplaene/busfahrplaene.
A particularly beautiful winter hiking trail leads you from the mountain station of the double chairlift on the Krinnenalpe through snowy forests and with breathtaking views to the pastures of the Edenalpe. Where happy cows graze here in summer, you can admire the view of the Haldensee and the Tannheimer Dolomites in winter.Already the driveway of Nesselwaengle with the chairlift is a great experience: With dangling legs you can enjoy the view of the landscape and let the wind blow around your nose. Once at the mountain station, you will carefully cross the toboggan run and then follow the signposted and cleared hiking path into the light mountain forest.Between snow-covered fir trees you walk to the Haldensee lookout point. Here you can enjoy an impressive panorama: deep below you is the large lake and directly behind the rugged peaks of the Rote Flüh and the Tannheimer Dolomites tower.On the same way it goes back to the mountain station. If you still feel like having a little break, then that's no problem. The Krinnenalm is only a few meters away from the lift station.All information about the double chairlift can be found at lifte-nesselwaengle.com.