The Stieralm in Nauders combines modernity with tradition and represents the gastronomic highlight in the region. You can enjoy fine dishes on modern benches and surrounded by rustic wooden beams and traditional mountaineering utensils of the past centuries. A worthwhile goal that you cannot miss.
The cross-border hike starts in Resia in South Tyrol. From the shore of the turquoise Reschensee, which is known for the church tower that protrudes from the water, you hike through sparse forest to the Plamortboden. For the partly steep ascent you will be rewarded with a wonderful view. Across alpine meadows and past wetlands, you will come to the Plamorter Moos, where you will find a curious remnant of WWII: bunker entrances and concrete pillars are scattered across the alpine pasture and, with the cows grazing in front of them, offer a truly bizarre sight.
The path leads you to the reservoir Compat Forest and there you cross the border to Austria. After a good five kilometers you will reach the promising Stieralm, which is known for its excellent service and particularly artfully prepared dishes. In winter the skiers wave past, in summer you can enjoy an Aperol spray on the large terrace. After enjoying the excellent dishes in the Stieralm, you can hike up to the Klasjungerkopf to take the Bergkastel cable car down to Nauders. Or you can descend from the Stieralm down the same way back to Reschen.You can find more information about the Nauders cable cars at nauders.com/de/Ihr-Nauders/Im-Sommer/Preis-Tarife.
April 14, 2020
The short hike to the Umbrüggler Alm above Innsbruck will whet your appetite for the Tyrolean specialties that are served there. Regionality, hospitality and excellent service are very important here and you can enjoy dishes at the highest level. It is important to landlady Sonja Schütz that you not only remember the view but also the food.
You start at the top station of the Hungerburgbahn. Either you take the mountain railway up to the starting point or you extend the beautiful tour a bit and hike up. The path leads you through the district of Hungerburg, past the Theresienkirche and on to the Hungerturm. You enjoy a beautiful view of Innsbruck and then hike uphill on quiet forest paths.
The rows of trees soon clear up and you can see the striking roof of the modern Umbrüggler Alm. You can satisfy your hunger in the light-flooded interiors or on the panoramic terrace. Back to the starting point is the same way that you came.You can find more information about the Hungerburgbahn at nordkette.com/de/freizeit.html.
April 14, 2020
A leisurely mountain hike, a wonderful view, excellent food and excellent wines - all this is offered by our tour to the Angerer Alm. Up here in the Kitzbüheler Alpen you will find one of the highest - and most praised - wine cellars in the Alps. Hut manager Annemarie Foidl is not only a wine connoisseur, but also president of the Austrian Sommelier Association.You see, only the finest drops are served here. Since the Angerer Alm is only a few meters away from the middle station of the Harschbichl cable car, you can also treat yourself to a second glass. A cozy evening at sunset is of course even nicer - thanks to the cozy rooms on the Angerer Alm also an option.Your hike to the Angerer Alm begins at the valley station of the Harschbichl cable car. The tour takes you steadily uphill on broad, comfortable hiking trails, sometimes across meadows and through light mountain forests. Thanks to the moderate incline and good trails, the tour is also suitable for leisurely hikers and families. From the Hochfeldalm you will also be accompanied by a wonderful view of the rugged peaks of the Wilder Kaiser. When you arrive at the alp, you can enjoy the panorama and, of course, Tyrolean specialties with a glass of wine. After your stop, you go down the same way back to the starting point of the hike.
April 9, 2020
James Bond fans know it, everyone is impressed: The gourmet restaurant "Ice Q" at 3,048 meters is unique. Before you treat yourself to a vodka martini in the futuristic glass building - naturally shaken, not stirred - this little hike from Gaislachkogel to Gaislacher See, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the back of the Ötztal, is worthwhile.From Sölden you take the cable car up to the Gaislachkogel, the actual starting point of the hike at 3,056 meters. From the summit cross you can already enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks.The path leads you over a gently sloping mountain ridge past the "Ice Q". The downhill route becomes steeper and takes you quickly to the Gaislacher See on stony, uncovered ground. Sit on the shore and enjoy the fabulous view of the royal blue water and the beautiful mountain landscape.Return to "Ice Q" is the same route - now uphill. After 300 meters in altitude you made it. Now you can let yourself be pampered in the first-class restaurant and enjoy the fascinating view, just like James Bond did in "Specter".You can find more information about the Gaislachkogelbahn at soelden.com/gaislachkoglbahn.
April 9, 2020
Is mountain cooking only spartan? Not at all huts: Because in the Wedelhütte high above the Zillertal, you are also culinary high. Exquisite 4-course menus are served here in a wildly romantic mountain setting. Chef Christian Siegele surprises you with sophisticated creations - and excellent wines are available to accompany. If you want to end the evening with a dinner in the mountains, no problem: you can also spend the night comfortably at the Wedelhütte.Before the meal, of course, the hike awaits you first and it is no less dreamy. Your tour begins at the Hirschbichlalm in the mountain village of Zellberg, which is located directly on the Zillertaler Höhenstraße. After you have parked your car in the hiking car park, follow the road for a few meters until the signposted path to the Wedelhütte soon branches off. Now you hike across wide alpine pastures and with a wonderful mountain panorama steadily uphill to the hut. After the excellent meal, you go back to the starting point in the same way.
April 9, 2020
From the rustic town of Steeg in the Lechtal you climb up to the Stuttgarter Hütte, which marks the actual starting point of the Lechtaler Höhenweg. To shorten the stage a bit, you can also take the bus to the Prenten stop and get on there.You walk steadily uphill through the idyllic Krabach valley with its countless streams. From the end of the valley it goes up to the promising Krabachjoch, on which the Stuttgarter Hütte is enthroned. There you can choose between private rooms and camps and end the first day on the terrace.
January 10, 2020
Rested and relaxed you start the last section of your long hike. There is a gentle descent from the Anhalter Hütte to the bus stop on Hahntennjochstraße. The six-kilometer stage leads you through the picturesque Plötzigbach valley, in which you follow the course of the babbling brook. Again and again you come to beautiful places where you can cool off. You always come downhill at the end of the green valley at the bus stop. There you can get on the 4266 bus that will take you to Elmen im Lechtal.
January 12, 2020
After a hearty breakfast you set off for the last official stage of the Lechtaler Höhenweg: from the Muttekopfhütte, the path goes up the steep slope to the Guggersattel. You hike through the Scharnitzkar to the saddle of the same name at an altitude of 2,441 meters. Take care of the loose rock under your feet and find out about any snow fields that remain here for a long time.From the Scharnitzkarsattel, the route runs through the steep Schrofen des Hahnenkars down to the Hahntennjoch, where you cross a pass road. The last ascent of your hiking adventure follows, which takes you to the Steinjöchl. In summer you will meet many hiking colleagues here, because the 2,198 meter high peak is particularly popular.From the summit cross on Steinjöchl you hike to the destination of the Lechtaler Höhenweg, the cozy Anhalter hut. The building has stood in this dreamlike setting since 1912 and spoils you with delicious delicacies. Comprehensive renovation work has been taking place here since autumn 2019, so you cannot spend the night at the hut before the 2021 summer season. Until then, take a leisurely break here, gather your strength and descend to the bus stop on the same day using the descent route (stage 11). From 2021 you can crown the Lechtaler Höhenweg with a last rustic overnight stay in a hut and enjoy a sunset in the mountains.
January 12, 2020
In the ninth stage it goes up again: Starting from the Hanauer Hütte, you first hike down to the small lake and cross the Gstreinbach there. Then the ascent follows a wonderful panoramic path to the Galtseitejoch. A colorful mix of alpine herbs and wild flowers stretches over the slopes and wonderful views of the valley await you.The route then takes you to the climax of this stage: in the truest sense of the word, because you conquer the Imster Muttekopf. On the 2,774 meter high mountain there is a summit cross with a summit book, in which you can register. Then it goes back down the narrow path and you reach the Muttekopfhütte via the Muttekopfscharte. There are many climbing opportunities in the vicinity of the hut, which has been modernized with love, and you can end the day on the sun terrace.
January 12, 2020
After a restful night at the Steinseehütte, the path first leads you across pastures to the Steinsee. The idyllic water is perfect for cooling off in the morning. In summer, cows and haflingers graze on the lakeside, making this scenery even more kitsch. Then it goes with caution in a zigzag over scree slopes to the rope-insured Western Dremelscharte. Here you have the opportunity to climb the 2,733 meter high Dremelspitze.The descent on the other side of the Dremelscharte is much easier and more relaxed than the ascent. You hike through an unreal rock landscape and can enjoy wide views. You hike the last section to the Hanauer Hütte across the gentle meadows of the Parzinn. Your milestone awaits you with Tyrolean delicacies and cozy rooms.
January 12, 2020
Wer nach Tirol kommt, erlebt ein Land, dessen majestätische Bergwelt einen sofort verzaubert. Weil sie die Seele berührt, unzählige Aktivitäten ermöglicht und weil sie sich in den Menschen spiegelt, die hier leben und die Erholungssuchenden willkommen heißen.