With 80 glaciers and 109 three-thousand-metre (9,842 feet) peaks, the Stubai Valley is an amazing place to hike at all altitudes in summer. Located in Austria’s Tyrolean mountains, the Stubai Glacier offers high-altitude excitement whilst you can also discover the beautiful mountainous scenery on gentle themed trails. Read on to find out five reasons why you should spend your next hiking holiday in the Stubai Valley.
1. Scenic nature
The untouched nature in Tyrol is really something else. These hikes will take you on an impressive journey to the Stubai’s best nature spots.
2. The Seven Summits Stubai
The Seven Summits Stubai are seven of the most distinctive Stubai mountains. From the top, you can enjoy incredible panoramic views.
3. The WildeWasserWeg
The WildeWasserWeg leads past gushing mountain streams and to the impressive Grawa Waterfall, the broadest waterfall in the Eastern Alps.
4. The Stubaier Höhenweg
The Stubaier Höhenweg is a breathtaking high altitude route with breathtaking views. You should be sure-footed, have a good level of fitness, and not suffer from vertigo. More information: komoot.de/collection/336.
5. The Stubai mountain lakes
The Stubai mountain lakes are a magical spectacle, especially in the early morning when the sun illuminates the Wild Freiger mountain whilst the lakes are still in shadow.
So enjoy the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the unique panoramas of the Stubai!
Starting point is the parking lot in Obergg above Krössbach. Leisurely ascending leads the forest in about 1.5 hours to the Milderaunalm. From there you walk another 1.5 hours to the natural scene chicken game. The hiking trail starts next to the pasture and leads directly to the natural scene Hühnerspiel, which offers a breathtaking 360 degree panorama. A swiveling seat in the natural scenery allows to enjoy the panorama in every direction.The descent leads on the same way in about two hours on the Milderaunalm back to Oberegg.approach
The tour starts at the pay parking in Oberegg (4 € / day) above Krössbach. You reach the car park by crossing the bridge in Krössbach opposite the Gasthof Sportalm in the direction of Unteregg / Oberegg and following the road for around 700 meters.By public transport you can reach the starting point via the stop Krössbach Ortsmitte. From there it is about 15 minutes walk to the parking lot.
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".
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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.
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.
Lake Mutterberg is picturesquely situated in a secluded carmine high in the Stubai Alps. The famous triumvirate of the Stubai Alps - Wilder Freiger, Wilder Pfaff and Zuckerhütl - are reflected here in the clear waters of the lake. From the valley station Mutterbergalm at the end of the Stubaitalstraße you can ascend on our circuit to the mother mountain lake. At the valley station of the cable car you will find plenty of parking. You can also reach the starting point by bus.Through light mountain forest the ascending route leads you in turns up to the Dresdener hut. From here you walk on barren meadows to Egesennieder - the mountains of the Stubai Alps at every step in the view. From here, a detour to the Egesengrat, which rewards the additional route with a breathtaking view, is worthwhile. Without significant height differences, the route continues across the mountain side to the Mutterberger See. Even if the water is too cold for swimming until midsummer, you can at least refresh your feet here. Along bogs and on narrow forest paths you finally descend again to the valley station.Tip: If the ascent to the Dresdner Hütte is too long for you, you can also shorten the cable car to this point.
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.
The Elfer, Neustift's local mountain, is one of the Stubai Seven Summits due to its height and audacity. But even if you do not like to hike over the steep rock towers of the mountain, you can not help but circling the magnificent mountain range. The hike is just as varied as the rocks - rugged, bright rock towers on one side and ancient rock on the other. The reddish-yellowish limestone deposited here during the formation of the Alps when the African pushed against the Eurasian plate and the mountains rose from the sea. You can see it directly under rugged, heavily rugged construction peaks of the Kesselspitze and the clear screes of sharp-edged scree. History close up.