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Etappe 1: Von Ströden zur Essener-Rostocker Hütte – Venediger Höhenweg

Etappe 1: Von Ströden zur Essener-Rostocker Hütte – Venediger Höhenweg

3.60 mi
1.3 mph
2,600 ft
Intermediate mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview



Hiking Highlight

2.30 mi


Hiking Highlight

3.60 mi

Essener-Rostocker Hütte

Hiking Highlight

Tour Profile


Mountain Hiking Path: 2.35 mi
Hiking Path: 0.55 mi
Path: 0.69 mi


Natural: 2.33 mi
Unpaved: 0.53 mi
Gravel: 0.63 mi
Asphalt: 185 yd

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Mareike planned a mountaineering Tour.

September 29, 2020


  • Mareike

    The first stage of the Venediger Höhenweg is rather short and is therefore perfect for immigration. So you can do it well on the day of arrival. This section leads you through the beautiful Maurertal, which makes it easy for you to get used to your new surroundings.You can get to the starting point in Ströden in Virgental in a relaxed manner with the 951 bus, which runs from Lienz via Matrei and Prägraten. You can find the current timetable at You can take the train to the district capital Lienz. However, there is also a paid car park in Ströden.You turn north and walk up to the right of the river through the Maurertal. The first steps are still quite leisurely before it slowly climbs steeply. Right at the beginning you can say goodbye to the woods that still line your path here. Because it doesn't take long before you cross the tree line. The next few days will be lovely meadows and bristly bushes, barren rocks and stunning views.Shortly behind the Stoan-Alm is the valley station of the material cable car of the Essen-Rostocker Hütte. She will bring your luggage up for you if you arrange that with the hut keeper. The Maurerbach is so friendly and shows you the way to your first stage destination. At the very end it goes uphill again, but the beautiful moraine landscape also sweetened this part of the way for you. If you still have time at the end of the day, you can make a detour to Lake Simony. There are still 150 meters in altitude and you are on the way for another hour with ascent and descent.

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    • October 7, 2020


Etappe 1: Von Ströden zur Essener-Rostocker Hütte – Venediger Höhenweg