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Round the Widderstein

· 7 reviews · Mountain tour · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Widderstein
    / Widderstein
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Alpe Widderstein Sommer
    / Alpe Widderstein Sommer
  • / Aufstieg durchs Bärgunttal
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  • / Bärgunthütte Sommer
  • / Widderstein
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Großer Widderstein
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  • / Gemstelpass
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  • / Weg vom Gemstel
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Gemstelhütte Treppen
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Widderstein
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Widderstein
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Widderstein
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Bärgunthütte (GenussHütte) Weiher Güütschle-Plätzle Widdersteinhütte Bernhard's Gemstelalp Obere Gemstelhütte Hintere Gemstelhütte

Walser Omgang hike - Recognize yourself - summer. An activating day tour
difficult
15.6 km
6:30 h
949 m
949 m
This hike is a sporting challenge, even though it does not lead to the peak of the Widderstein. This can of course still be unertaken, but it is only recommended for experienced hikers. If you don't set yourself a geographic goal on this Walser Omgang hike, you can take the time to focus yourself on your innermost core. The orange Walser Omgang symbol accompanies this day hike. Its activating character is meant to stimulate the body. The starting point is either from Baad via Bärgunttal or Bödmen via Gemsteltal. 

Author’s recommendation

Great tour from hut to hut – nevertheless be sure to bring enough water!
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Updated: June 15, 2020

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Highest point
2039 m
Lowest point
1156 m
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Rest Stop

Bernhard's Gemstelalp
Bärgunthut (Gourmet hut)
Alpe Widderstein (Gourmet hut)
Obere Gemstelhütte
Widdersteinhütte
Hintere Gemstelhütte

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

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

Baad (1222 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.309592, 10.121628
DMS
47°18'34.5"N 10°07'17.9"E
UTM
32T 584778 5240178
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Destination

Baad

Turn-by-turn directions

Round the Widderstein. Either from Baad via the Bärgunttal or from Bödmen (Mittelberg) via the Gemsteltal. Activating day trip starting in Baad or Bödmen, Mittelberg. 

The tour around the "guardian" of the valley starts optionally in Baad or in Bödmen – the following starting point is from Baad. The tour starts with a moderate ascent to the Bärgunthütte and then leads to the Hochalppass, pass the Bärgunthochalpe and into the backyard of the Widderstein. Here you have the possibility to climb the summit of the Widderstein.  The ascent is only recommended for experienced mountaineers free from giddiness. Past the Widdersteinhütte a trail on rough rocks leads to the Obere Gemstelalpe. After the last descent a moderate path stretches through the Gemsteltal and later to the left back to Baad – ideal for tapering off.

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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 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.

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
47.309592, 10.121628
DMS
47°18'34.5"N 10°07'17.9"E
UTM
32T 584778 5240178
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Solid footwear (hiking boots) and hiking sticks. It is highly recommended that you bring/wear Weatherproof clothing. Check the weather forecast before undertaking this tour to avoid any  unpleasent weather surprises.

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Reviews

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Carsten K. 
October 10, 2020 · Community
Ich kann mich meinen Vorrednern anschließen: Eine der schönsten Touren im Kleinwalsertal! Die Wege sind allesamt gut begehbar. Wir hatten in den Hochlagen rund 30cm Neuschnee und waren hier dankbar, dass Wanderer vor uns geeignete Wege bereits durch ihre Spuren gekennzeichnet haben. Aber auch im Schnee definitiv gut und einfach begehbar. Die Aussichten und der Abwechslungsreichtum der Route sind bemerkenswert. Wir kamen stellenweise aus dem Fotografieren gar nicht mehr heraus! Eine Einkehr in der Widdersteinhütte in etwa auf der Hälfte der Strecke bietet sich an. Die Betreiber sind sehr freundlich und die Hütte an sich sehr gemütlich. Fazit: Auch für uns ungeübte Bergwanderer eine machbare Tagestour, die definitiv ihre 5 Sterne verdient hat!
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Florian L
October 13, 2018 · Community
Done at July 30, 2018
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
949 m
Descent
949 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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