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Hike to the Franz-Senn Mountain Hut

This mountain hike on the Stubai High Route leads us first to the Franz-Senn Mountain Hut at 2,147 m a.s.l. and further to the 2,650 m high Rinnensee lake, an idyllic place in the Stubai Mountains.

From the parking space at the Oberiss Alm we walk into the valley and then on the trail up the sunny slope in serpentines. Across the meadows of the Alpeiner Alp we continue to the Franz-Senn Mountain Hut. The whole path is surrounded by an almost untouched natural landscape: forests, meadows and waterfalls, behind them the glaciers of the Stubai Alps.

After a break at the Franz-Senn Mountain Hut we walk towards the Rinnensee lake. The ascent to the lake via the Stubai High Route opens the view on the high mountains. After a longer section on the slope, the trail leads through a small wetland along the Rinnenkarbach stream up to the stony landscape, where the Rinnensee lake is located. The colour of the water and the reflection of the mountains in the lake make this lonely place at 2,650 m a special spot where nature can be felt in all its magic. Our descent down into the valley follows the same route.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Oberiss-Alm in the Stubai Oberbergtal valley (parking space, chargeable)
Destination: Rinnensee lake
Markers: Franz-Senn-Hütte, Rinnensee
Distance: approx. 6 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2.5 - 3 hours ascent, 2 hours descent
Altitude difference: 910 m
Altitude level: between 1,740 and 2,650 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: September 2019

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