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Round the Widderstein

· 6 reviews · Mountain tour · Kleinwalsertal
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    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Bärgunthütte Sommer
    / Bärgunthütte Sommer
  • Alpe Widderstein Sommer
    / Alpe Widderstein Sommer
  • Aufstieg durchs Bärgunttal
    / Aufstieg durchs Bärgunttal
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  • Großer Widderstein
    / Großer Widderstein
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  • Über die Bärguntalpe zum Hochalppass
    / Über die Bärguntalpe zum Hochalppass
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  • Gemstelpass
    / Gemstelpass
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  • / Gemstelpass 2
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  • / Weg vom Gemstel
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Gemstelhütte Treppen
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Alpe Widderstein (GenussHütte) Bärgunthütte (GenussHütte) Widdersteinhütte Obere Gemstelhütte Hintere Gemstelhütte

Walser Omgang hike - Recognize yourself - summer. An activating day tour
difficult
15.6 km
6:30 h
990 m
990 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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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Updated: February 13, 2019

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Highest point
2038 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

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.

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 (1219 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.309592, 10.121628
UTM
32T 584778 5240178

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.

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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.8
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Florian L
October 13, 2018 · Community
Done at July 30, 2018
Family R.-G.
July 13, 2018 · Community
Sehr sehr schöne, aber anstrengende TOUR. Man wird immer überrascht mit anderen Eindrücken. Zunächst der Wald im Bärgunttal, dann geht es hoch über Wiesen mit sehr guter Sicht zum Widderstein. Dann kommt wieder ein Waldstück mit herrlichen Wildblumen an den Wiesenstellen und kaum ist man aus dem Wald öffnet sich der Blick auf das hintere Hochtal mit seinen Wiesen und dem Ausblick auf den Widderstein und seine hügeligen Nachbarn. Einfach grandios, der Blick zurück zum Walmedinger Horn und Baad ganz klein im Hintergrund. Über den Sattel und auf Wiesen geht es weiter zur nächsten Hütte. der Blick ist jetzt in ein anderes Tal gerichtet und auf die Bergketten im Hintergrund, einfach traumhaft. Der Abstieg zum Schluss ins Gemsteltal hat auch noch ein kleines Highlight, kleine Schluchtbegehung (ungefährlich) Leider ist durch einen Geröllabgang eine kurze Strecke ziemlich beschwerlich, weil es macht keinen Spass über Geröll ins Tal zu laufen. Alles im Allem eine sehr schöne Tour.
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Done at July 12, 2018
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
990 m
Descent
990 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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