Gruttenhuette
Gruttenhuette

Hike to the Gruttenhütte hut

The Ellmau Stone Circle is a place of energy and natural force field taking the form of a giant mandala.

From Ellmau we drive to the Wochenbrunner Mountain Hut (Wochenbrunner Alm) at 1,084 m a.s.l., a nice hiking destination itself. On a beautiful autumn morning we start our hiking tour, following the trail in the direction of the Ellmau Stone Circle (Ellmauer Steinkreis). After about 30 minutes we have arrived: At the Ellmau Stone Circle everybody is invited to chose his or her stone and to meditate on it. Leaving the Ellmau Stone Circle, we follow trail no. 14 upwards through the wood and at the "Gamsbrunnl" fountain, where we have a short rest.

Leading out of the wood, the gravel path continues under the impressive peaks of the Kaiser Mountains. As the trail is exposed in some parts, some agility is requested and children have to pay particular attention. At the fork with the famous Eagle Trail, we enjoy the breathtaking views. After about 2 hours we have finally arrived at the Grutten Mountain Hut (Gruttenhütte, 1,620 m a.s.l.), which is more than 100 years old. After a pleasant stop we hike back to the Wochenbrunner Mountain Hut on the path behind the Grutten Hut (circular tour, not on the same way back).


Author: MS

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


Starting point: Wochenbrunner Mountain Hut, Ellmau
Route: Wochenbrunner Mountain Hut - Ellmau Stone Circle - "Gamsbrunnl" fountain - Grutten Mountain Hut
Signpost: Rundweg Ellmauer Steinkreis, no. 14
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 580 m
Altitude level: between 1,084 and 1,620 m a.s.l.
Suitable for families? Yes, but only partially - small children in a baby rucksack or older children with some hiking experience.
Experienced in: September 2009


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