weg zur edmund graf huette
weg zur edmund graf huette

Hike to the Edmund-Graf Mountain Hut

The Edmund-Graf-Hütte mountain hut is located in the Verwall Group above the Malfontal valley at 2,375 m a.s.l. This idyllic place below the Hoher Riffler mountain is reachable from Pettneu in 3 hours.

At Pettneu on the Arlberg, at the entrance to the Malfontal valley, the parking space is located, where our hike starts. We follow the forest road through the Malfontal valley (no. 511). About 90 minutes later, after 3.5 km, we reach the Malfon Alm inn at 1,690 m a.s.l., the first stage of our tour. We follow the forest road for about one km into the valley until we reach the turn-off to the Edmund-Graf Mountain Hut before the upper Malfon Hut.

Here we leave the wide path behind us and follow the narrow trail through the Jakobstal valley, which ascends steeply. The last 570 metres of altitude difference are covered here on a 2 km stretch, which takes a little more than one hour. At the top, on the Kappler Boden, the mountain hut of the Innsbruck Alpine Club is located, named after the mountaineer Edmund Graf, with a breathtaking view on the neighbouring mountain peaks of the Verwall Group. The descent follows the same route.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Pettneu am Arlberg, parking space Malfontal valley
Destination: Edmund-Graf-Hütte mountain hut
Markers: no. 511, Edmund-Graf-Hütte
Distance: approx. 6.6 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 3 hours ascent, 2 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 1,130 m
Altitude level: between 1,245 and 2,375 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: end of June 2019

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