Hike from the Gleirschtal valley to the Pforzheimer hut

This hike proceeds from St. Sigmund im Sellrain through the Gleirschtal valley in the Stubai Alps to the Neue Pforzheimer mountain hut at 2,308 m asl.

Starting point of our hike is the parking space near St. Sigmund im Sellrain which can be found along the road to Kühtai. From here we always follow the path n° 145. The first section we have to walk on an asphalt road, past the Fuchsspielplatz (Fox Playground) to the near Gleirschalm mountain hut. From there we walk along a gravelled road further through the valley, always towards south. We pass by the Rieglkapelle chapel and the Vordere Gleirschalmhütte hut.

After about 2 hours we reach the wet meadows at the Hintere Gleirschalm hut. At the valley station of the goods cable lift the path n° 145 branches off to the right towards the Adolf-Witzenmann-Haus mountain hut, nowadays known as Neue Pforzheimer Hütte. A steep path takes us up the last kilometre and 250 m in altitude to our destination.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: parking space “Gleirschtal” (chargeable) near St. Sigmund im Sellrain
Route: Fuchsspielplatz playground - Vordere Gleirschalm mountain hut - Hintere Gleirschalm mountain hut - Pforzheimer Hütte mountain hut
Signpost: 145
Distance: approx. 7.6 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (ascent), 2 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 810 m
Altitude level: between 1,515 and 2,310 m asl
Experienced in: August 2017
Further information: Sellrain Tourist Board, phone: +43 5236 570

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