Walking tour through the Gschnitztal valley

This 10 km long walk from Trins through the Gschnitztal valley leads us to the mill village at the head of the valley.

Starting point of our nice walking tour through the Gschnitztal valley is Trins, the first village at the entrance of the valley. We pass Schneeberg Castle and walk downhill to the Gschnitzbach stream which we cross…

Along the south bank we walk into the valley. The first section proceeds along asphalted forest roads. Now, in June, many meadows are a sea of flowers. We walk past the Pumafalle tavern, the road turns into a forest path, and later along a trail through the wood on the shore of the stream, past the village of Gschnitz.

At the head of the valley we reach the Feuerstein tavern, named after the 3,267 m high mountain which dominates the valley. Beside the tavern, the “Mühlendorf Gschnitz” (mill village Gschnitz) is located straight below the waterfall of the Sandesbach stream. It is an open-air museum which informs about the utilisation of water in former times. For our way back we take the same route, it is also possible to go back by bus.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Trins in the Gschnitztal valley
Markers: no. 102, “Wiesen- und Waldweg” path
Distance: about 10.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 170 m
Altitude level: between 1,170 and 1,280 m asl
Experienced in: June 2016
Family-friendly? Yes, it is a nice and easy walking tour.
Further information: Tourism Association Wipptal, phone: + 43 5272 6270

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