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Circular hike from Baad to Stierhof cabin

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  • Start in Baad
    / Start in Baad
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  • / Abzweigung rechts zur Oberen Lüchlealpe
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  • / Waldpfad zur Oberen Lüchlealpe
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  • / Blick ins Bärgunttal
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  • / Auf dem Weg zur Inneren Stierhofalpe
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  • / Kurz vor der Inneren Stierhofalpe mit Blick aufs Starzeljoch
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  • / Großer Widderstein im Herbst
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  • / Alpe Stierhof – ein sonniges Plätzchen unterhalb der Ochsenhofer Köpfe
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  • / Alpe Innerer Stierhof – mit Blick auf den Großen Widderstein
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  • / Starzelalp unterhalb der Starzeljochs
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  • / Blick auf Baad
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  • / Duratal mit Blick auf den Bärenkopf
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  • / Aufstieg Duratal
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m 1900 1800 1700 1600 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Alpe Innerer Stierhof - GenussHütte Untere Lüchlealp (unbewirtschaftet) Starzelalp (unbewirtschaftet)
A tour for savourers of great alpine panoramas and cosy cabins
Distance 7.8 km
3:00 h
503 m
503 m
Through blackberry and bilberry bushes, you first get to the Untere Lüchlealp - one of the most picturesque huts in the valley - then the Innere Stierhofalpe. As an awarded GenussHütte (gourmet cabin) it offers exclusively regional products. The amazing view of the Walser mountain panorama is a free extra!

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the GenussHütte (gourmet cabin) Innere Stierhof – all products stem from the family's farm in the valley.  
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Update: July 07, 2021
Highest point
1,713 m
Lowest point
1,222 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpe Innerer Stierhof - Gourmet hut

Safety information


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Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?


Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:


Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight


Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.


Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.


Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.


Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.


On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.


On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.


CONSCIOUS to each other


Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.


Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.


EXPERIENCE farsighted


Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?


Baad (1,222 m)
47.309536, 10.121573
47°18'34.3"N 10°07'17.7"E
32T 584774 5240172



Turn-by-turn directions

From the main road in Baad follow the Starzelweg to the left; after a few hundred meters, turn right onto the trail. In short peaks, you hike on a root path up to the Untere Lüchlealp. At the fork, keep to the left, direction Stierhofalpe. Soon the forest thins out and you walk with a moderate rise in open terrain to the Innere Stierhofalpe. Continue to Starzelalp, then down into the Duratal. Small brooks make the way partly wet and slippery. At the Duraalpe, a gravel road continues to the familiar fork in the road and back to Baad.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Baad. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Baad".

>>> 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.


A parking area (fee required) is located directly at the starting point.



47.309536, 10.121573
47°18'34.3"N 10°07'17.7"E
32T 584774 5240172
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, M 1:12.000 € 3,00; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), M 1:25.000 € 9,90, DAV hiking map, M 1:25.000 € 9,80; Available at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg


Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Nadine Baumann
August 09, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour mit steilem An- und Abstieg. Erfordert eine gewisse Kondition und Trittsicherheit. Aber ganz tolle Landschaft.
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When did you do this route? August 07, 2021
Photo: Nadine Baumann, Community
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Photo: Nadine Baumann, Community
June 14, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour mit steilem Anstieg...
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2021
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Burkhard Rätzel
September 27, 2019 · Community
landschaftlich schöne Tour die Kondition erfordert.
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When did you do this route? September 27, 2019
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7.8 km
3:00 h
503 m
503 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Dog-friendly


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