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Via the Walmendinger Alps to Heuberg

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  • Walmendingerhornbahn bei Sonnenaufgang
    / Walmendingerhornbahn bei Sonnenaufgang
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Sonnenaufgang Walmendingerhorn
    / Sonnenaufgang Walmendingerhorn
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Heuberggrat bei Sonnenaufgang
    / Heuberggrat bei Sonnenaufgang
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Weg vom Walmendingerhorn zur Walmendinger Alpe
    / Weg vom Walmendingerhorn zur Walmendinger Alpe
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Ifen bei Sonnenaufgang
    / Ifen bei Sonnenaufgang
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  • Walmendingerhorn von der Walmendinger Alpe aus
    / Walmendingerhorn von der Walmendinger Alpe aus
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  • Walmendingeralpe
    / Walmendingeralpe
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Walmendingeralpe
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Walmendingerhornbahn Obere Walmendingeralpe Heuberg

From the popular excursion mountain, it is only a few steps to the romantic valley between the mountain stations of the two mountains. Easy hike with some altitude in the descent.
easy
4.3 km
1:28 h
0 m
562 m
This tour is full of romantic moments: When the first rays of sunshine flash over the Heuberggrat. When the mighty plateau of the High Ifen suddenly comes into view. The Walmendinger Alpe, which is idyllically surrounded by the mountain stream ... Optimal is the tour, if the mountain lift ticket in the guest card is included in the accommodation price - so you can leave out the descent from Heuberg or alternatively to Schwarzwassertal and instead take a seat in the Heuberg chairlift.

Author’s recommendation

Do not miss the sunrise ascent to Walmendingerhorn and experience the sunrise all alone between Horn and Heuberg ridge
outdooractive.com User
Author
Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: February 12, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1937 m
Lowest point
1375 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Obere Walmendingeralpe

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. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.

Start

Mittelberg (1936 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.325712, 10.128257
UTM
32T 585253 5241977

Destination

Hirschegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Take it slow and hop on the cable car Walmendingerhornbahn for ascent. After the cattle gate below the mountain station, a path turns left towards Walmendinger Alpe and Heuberg ridge. In the hollow below the summit slope you walk about 30 minutes down to the Upper Walmendinger Alpe. The path is varied and natural, shorter rocky passages are well feasible with a little surefootedness. At the hut Walmendinger Alpe (open in mid-summer) you enter the forest and  walk further downhill. At the homestead of the Lower Walmendinger Alpe we follow the path towards Heuberg. Alternatively, you can follow the driveway to Schwarzwassertal. The flat forest path tells us that we are getting closer to the Heuberg. Arriving at the broad forest road, we follow the signs to the mountain station Heubergbahn and take the chairlift down to Hirschegg.

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". Way back: bus line 1 from "Walserschanz". 

>>> 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

4.0
(2)
Michl Hens
October 31, 2019 · Community
Klasse Weg mit tollen Aussichten! Ihn als "leicht" zu klassifizieren finde ich etwas irreführend. Offiziell ist er in die Kategorie "rot" eingestuft. Gerade nach regenreichen Tagen ist er stellenweise matschig und glitschig und dient als Bachbett. Die Gehzeit von 1:28 ist sicher auch nur machbar wenn man bei besten Bedingungen wie eine Gämse von Stein zu Stein springt. Wir waren zügigen Schrittes unterwegs, haben uns keine Aussichtspause gegönnt und dennoch ca. 2 h benötigt.
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Done at October 31, 2019
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Blick hinunter zur Oberen Walmendinger Alpe
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Obere Walmendinger Alpe (1585 m)
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
steilere Passage unterhalb Obere Walmendinger Alpe
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Unterhalb Obere Walmendinger Alpe
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Ebene Passage nach Unterer Walmendinger Alpe
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Photo: Michl Hens, Community
Christoph Nöll
October 23, 2019 · Community
Der Warnhinweis 'Alpiner Steig - Trittsicherheit und Schwindelfreiheit erforderlich' unterhalb der Walmendingerhornbahn sowie nach der unteren Walmendinger Alpe ist nicht ohne Grund vorhanden. Es geht auf den ersten 1,5 km etwa 400 Höhenmeter runter auf schmalen, gerölligen Pfaden und später nochmal am Hang entlang. Landschaftlich sehr schön! Wir haben die Tour zur Sonna Alp / Zaferna Lift verlängert. Auch eine schöne Variante. 
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Done at October 23, 2019

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Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
1:28 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
562 m
Public transport friendly In and out With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

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