Promising ridge hike from the Walmendingerhorn over the Starzeljoch for sure-footed.
The popular ski tour mountain Grünhorn is an insider tip in summer. The Grünhorn does not bear its name in vain: the short ascent to the grass mountain over the south ridge is steep, but worth it - from 2039 m height you can see over into the Bregenzerwald and the Bodensee region. With good visibility, the big Swiss peaks are getting closer.
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Updated: February 13, 2019
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Sturdy footwear. Trekking poles recommended for steeper sections. Rainproof clothing and headgear if necessary.
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.
Mittelberg (1939 m)
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With the Walmendingerhornbahn on the same mountain. A short descent below the panoramic lift, then right on the ridge. With easy ups and downs over the mostly spacious ridge of Muttelbergkopf and Ochsenhofer heads. At the Ochsenhofer Scharte the path crosses that leads from the Schwarzwassertal up into the gap. Continue straight ahead, then turn right over the short south ridge to the Grünhorn summit. Descend back the same south ridge, straight to the Starzeljoch and at the crossroads turn left towards Starzelalpe (not managed), steep descent in tight serpentines in the densely wooded Duratal, smooth walk to Baad.
Public transport friendly
Leave the car where it is!
The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Mittelberg". Way back: bus line 5 from "Ifen".
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 by the starting point.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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