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Auenhütte - Melköde - Schwarzwasserhütte

· 6 reviews · Hiking trail · Kleinwalsertal
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Map / Auenhütte - Melköde - Schwarzwasserhütte
1200 1350 1500 1650 1800 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Alpe Melköde (GenussHütte) Schwarzwasserhütte

Beautiful and interesting alpine hike, though not too difficult.
moderate
9.9 km
3:15 h
414 m
414 m
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Updated: February 13, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1622 m
Lowest point
1275 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schwarzwasserhütte
Alp Melköde - Gourmet hut

Safety information

Emergency Numbers 
EMERGENCY: 
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network) 
     
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.

Start

Hirschegg (1275 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.342768, 10.136979
UTM
32T 585884 5243882

Destination

Hirschegg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Auenhütte at the valley station of the Ifen chairlift passing through Wildmoos we reach the Ochsenaue, where we encounter the path to Melköde. The further trail leads us through the wild-romantic natural reserve Rüche. On both sides of the trail gigantic rocks are lying about – testimonies of a rockfall occurred centuries ago.

At the wayside shrine on the left you have reached the top. Continuing on the trail rightside of the wide plateau we hike to the Alpe Melköde, whose ancient settlements have been inhabited since 1612 throughout the year, according to the records.

Our way takes us further up a fairly steep hillside and passes over into a swampy high plateau. Please stay on the built trail. Afterwards we are taken up to the Schwarzwasserhütte.

Return on the same way as before.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 5 takes you to the district Au. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Ifen".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.

Parking

A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

3.8
(6)
Alexander Lehmann 
July 30, 2019 · Community
Sind dieses Wochenende bei strömendem Regen zur Schwarzwasserhütte aufgestiegen. Macht aber auch bei schlechtem Wetter Spaß und der Weg ist gut gehbar und markiert. Sind die Tour bisher schon öfter gegangen zu jeder Jahreszeit und es ist immer wieder auf neue schön. Empfehlenswert ist eine Einkehr in der Melköde(Bergkäse kann auch gekauft werden --> Daheim dann Kässpätzle machen!) oder auf der Schwarzwasserhütte 1-2 Tage verbringen.
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Kuhglocken an der Alpe Melköde
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Blick aus dem Tal Richtung Alpe Melköde
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Herzsee kurz nach dem Parkplatz
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Blick kurz vor der Schwarzwasserhütte zurück ins Tal
Photo: Alexander Lehmann, Community
Schwarzwasserhütte
Photo: Alexander Lehmann, Community
Nicole Schanno-Reisch
March 28, 2019 · Community
Ich wollte die Tour heute machen, die Beschilderung eine einzige Katastrophe. Mitten über die Skipisten und dann steht gar nichts mehr. Später am Parkplatz war ein Wanderweg . Aber natürlich ohne Beschriftung. Nie wieder.
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Rudolf Altenried
February 09, 2019 · Community
Auch im Winter sehr schön, als Nachmittagstour.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
414 m
Descent
414 m
Public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly

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