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Gottesacker plateau

· 1 review · Mountain tour · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Ifenhütte
    / Ifenhütte
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  • Richtung Hahnenköpfle und Gottesackerplateau
    / Richtung Hahnenköpfle und Gottesackerplateau
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  • Auf dem Weg zum Hahnenköpfle
    / Auf dem Weg zum Hahnenköpfle
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  • Gipfelkreuz Hahnenköpfle
    / Gipfelkreuz Hahnenköpfle
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  • Gottesackerplateau vom Gipfel aus
    / Gottesackerplateau vom Gipfel aus
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  • Tiefe Löcher und Spalten im Fels
    / Tiefe Löcher und Spalten im Fels
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  • / Metertiefe Felsspalten
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  • / Botanik am Gottesackerplateau
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  • / Blick Richtung Hochgrat
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  • / Karge Karstlandschaft
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  • / Felswände des Hohen Ifen
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  • / Mahdtal-Alpe
    Photo: mlaessig, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Hölloch
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  • / Zur Ifenmulde
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Day tour for persistent hikers crossing a fascinating, though barren karst landscape.
difficult
14.4 km
6:22 h
950 m
1161 m
The tour takes you through the wild, rugged karst landscape of the Gottesacker plateau – for anyone interested in geological and botanical phenomenons an absolute must! Another highlight are the nearby steep walls of the Ifen plateau during the ascent through the Ifenmulde. Provide sufficient drinks and food for this long tour – there are no refreshment stops or catering facilities after the Ifenhütte.

Author’s recommendation

Check the webcam before you start the tour – in foggy weather you risk loosing the orientation on the Gottesacker plateau.
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: February 13, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2077 m
Lowest point
1053 m
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Rest Stop

Ifenhut
Alpin Lodge Auenhütte Alpine Gemütlichkeit direkt am Ifen

Safety information

Emergency Numbers 
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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. Weather-proof clothing 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 (1268 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.342687, 10.137789
UTM
32T 585946 5243874

Destination

Riezlern

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point of the tour is left of the Ifenbahn. After an hour through thick forest the area opens at the Ifenhütte / mountain station. From here, a moderately steep path leads in serpentine up to the Ifenmulde. We keep right and follow the signs to Hahnenköpfle. The ascent is a washed-out path on the right edge of the Ifenmulde. After some time the Gottesacker plateau and the mountain station of the Hahnenköpflebahn (closed in summer) already comes into sight. 10 minutes later the peak of Hahnenköpfle is reached. Here the rocky landscape of the Gottesacker plateau begins, where you stick to the labeled rocks in northeastern direction. At the junction at the abondoned Gottesacker Alpe we continue straight ahead. After climbing to the peak of the Sonnenberg we follow the path downhill to the Upper Gottesackerwände. Before the Lower Gottesackerwände are reached, we turn right onto the road that brings us down to Mahdtalhaus.

The tour can be short cut in several ways: Option 1: Let the Ifenbahn take you to the height of the Ifenhütte (1600m). Saving of time about 1 hour. Option 2: At the abondoned Gottesacker Alpe descent through the Kürental. Time saving 2 hours.

Note

Wildlife protection area Höfle: November 01 - May 15
all notes on protected areas

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 village Hirschegg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Ifen". Way back: bus line 2 from "Mahdtalhaus".

>>> 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

5.0
(1)
Ralf Ackermann 
August 27, 2018 · Community
Irgendwie eine ganz eigene Welt dieses karstige Gelände. Bei Nebel und regen meiden wegen sehr schwieriger Orientierung.
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Done at August 27, 2018

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
6:22 h
Ascent
950 m
Descent
1161 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights

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