Hike from the Erfurter hut to the Dalfaz hut

This easy hiking trail is located in the Rofan Mountains, called Brandenberg Alps, and offers fantastic panoramic views.

On this bright sunny day we walk to the valley station of the Rofan Cable Car near Maurach at Lake Achensee which takes us up to the Rofan Mountains. Already in the gondola we enjoy a fantastic view on Lake Achensee. Arrived at the mountain station at 1,834 m asl we admire several attractions: a viewing platform on the peak of Mt Gschöllkopf (2,040 m asl) which offers a 360 degree view on the surrounding alpine world - it is accessible within one hour from the mountain station. Moreover the skyglider AirRofan, which pulls you up on the mountain and brings you back to the station with a speed up to 80 kph. Pure thrill and an unforgettable flying experience!

We decide to do an easy walking tour on this splendid early summer day - up here, still snowfields exist. On our left, directly at the mountain station of the cable car, the Erfurter mountain hut is located, behind of it, the hiking path to the Dalfaz mountain hut starts (situated about 150 m lower). The path leads us across country past a lake and through a forest. The meadows are covered with crocuses, buttercups and gentian. On a small hill two wooden deckchairs are situated, they invite hikers to take a rest. From here the view is stunning! Deep down the blue gleaming Lake Achensee with the mighty mountains of the Karwendel Alpine Park are located. Daws show their flying skills, we stay a bit and enjoy the warm sun.

We carry on and arrive at the starting point of the paragliders and watch them for a while. After a turn finally the Dalfaz hut comes in sight. This little farmed mountain hut at 1,693 m asl offers typical Tyrolean delicacies. We try a special sausage with kraut. Delicious! Numerous possibilities for our way back exist, for example via the Dalfaz Waterfall directly down to the valley or along the same route we took. We choose the same route. But before we start we enjoy a delicious apple pie with vanilla sauce at the Erfurter hut.

Please note: with the guest card of the Achensee Region (at the time of the hike) you get a concession on the cable car ride. By the way: don’t feed the daws!

Author: MS

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Erfurter mountain hut (mountain station of the Rofan Cable Car)
Route: Erfurter hut - Dalfaz hut
Signpost: Dalfaz Alm, 413
Altitude difference: approx. 140 m
Walking time: approx. 1 hour (each direction)
Suitable for families? Yes, it’s a easy mountain hike but children have to take care about the inclined terrain by the way!
Experienced in: May 2010
Further information: Achensee Tourist Board, phone: +43 5243 5355

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