vieh und radfahrer bei igelsee dahinter wetterspitzen
vieh und radfahrer bei igelsee dahinter wetterspitzen

Hike to the Ehrwalder Alm mountain hut

The Ehrwald Mountain Hut is located in the valley between the Wetterstein Mountains and the Mieming Range: In winter a popular skiing area, it turns into a lovely place to relax in summer

The meadow path - signpost "Wiesenweg" -, starting at the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn Cable Car, is the best way to reach our destination. The path leads via the Ganghofer Mountain Hut in a 90-minute walk to the Ehrwald Mountain Hut (Ehrwalder Alm). There are several other possibilities for a rest stop in this area, such as the Tiroler Haus and the Alpenglühn mountain inns. Thanks to the cable car, the mountain pastures are accessible for everybody, also for those who don't want or aren't able to walk the short but partly steep way up.

We decide to extend our hike and continue on the path no. 813 to Lake Igelsee, situated on the passage to the Gaistal valley. At the time of our hike, the lake is reduced to a small pond, but the beautiful alpine meadows and the view on the Mieming Range and the Wetterspitzen peaks are worth the effort of the further 1.5 km.

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Ehrwalder Almbahn valley station
  • Time required:
    03:25 h
  • Track length:
    10,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.120 m to 1.603 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +542 m | -542 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 812, 813
  • Destination:
    Ehrwald Mountain Hut, Lake Igelsee
  • Resting points:
    Ganghofer Hütte, Ehrwalder Alm, Gasthaus Alpenglühn
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to the Ehrwalder Alm mountain hut

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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