Mountain tour recommended route

Over the Ochsenhofer Köpfe to the Grünhorn summit

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  • Panoramaaufzug am Walmendingerhorn
    Panoramaaufzug am Walmendingerhorn
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Promising ridge hike from the Walmendingerhorn over the Starzeljoch for sure-footed.
Distance 9.6 km
5:00 h
497 m
1,214 m
2,039 m
1,222 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

The hike is particularly recommended in the alpine rose season (early summer - mid/late June & early July).
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Update: July 07, 2021
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,222 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 19.12%Path 74.13%Road 6.73%
Dirt road
1.8 km
7.1 km
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Gipfelstuba Walmendingerhorn

Safety information

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network)

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?


Mittelberg (1,939 m)
47.325867, 10.128219
47°19'33.1"N 10°07'41.6"E
32T 585250 5241994
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Turn-by-turn directions

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.


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 Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Mittelberg". Way back: bus line 1 from "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.


Paid parking spaces are located near the starting point. Parking along the main road is not permitted.


47.325867, 10.128219
47°19'33.1"N 10°07'41.6"E
32T 585250 5241994
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 footwear. Trekking poles recommended for steeper sections. Rainproof clothing and headgear if necessary.

The tour can also be started in Baad.

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Hans-Georg Kleemann
November 04, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour vom Walmendinger Horn vorbei an der Stieralpe zum Gipfel.
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When did you do this route? October 28, 2021
Photo: Hans-Georg Kleemann, Community
Photo: Hans-Georg Kleemann, Community
Photo: Hans-Georg Kleemann, Community
Photo: Hans-Georg Kleemann, Community
Harry A.
July 22, 2021 · Community
Servus und dankeschön für das GPX. Ich habe die Tour im Herbst 2020 gemacht und ein Video zur Tour hochgeladen: (Mein Abstieg ging aber dann nicht nach Baad, sondern weiter zum Steinmandl und dann runter ins Schwarzwassertal.)
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Kadda Einhorn
September 05, 2020 · Community
wunderschöne, abwechslungsreiche tour, mit nem mega ausblick am grünhorn oben und auch zwischendurch auf den bergspitzen. wir haben insgesamt mit vesperpause und gemütlichem lauftempo etwa 5,5 stunden für diese strecke gebraucht. hier allerdings noch ein paar hinweise/ratschläge: - ausreichend trinken mitnehmen, da es keine einkehrmöglichkeit auf dem weg gibt. eine gut trainierte blase ist von vorteil, da man viel im freien feld läuft. schatten ist daher auch sehr rar (kopfbedeckung), es ist trotzdem empfehlenswert die strecke bei gutem wetter zu wandern, da der boden sonst sehr rutschig/matschig sein könnte. durch die kletterpassagen sind wanderstöcke eher hinderlich als hilfreich.
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When did you do this route? September 04, 2020
Photo: Kadda Einhorn, Community
Photo: Kadda Einhorn, Community
Photo: Kadda Einhorn, Community
Photo: Kadda Einhorn, Community
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9.6 km
5:00 h
497 m
1,214 m
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,222 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Cableway ascent/descent Botanical highlights Exposed sections Scrambling required Ridge traverse


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