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Mountain tour · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Hinein ins Wildental
    / Hinein ins Wildental
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  • Untere Wiesalpe
    / Untere Wiesalpe
  • Untere Wiesalpe im Wildental
    / Untere Wiesalpe im Wildental
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  • Innere Wiesalpe Sommer
    / Innere Wiesalpe Sommer
  • Sonnenterrasse der Inneren Wiesalpe
    / Sonnenterrasse der Inneren Wiesalpe
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  • Wildental mit den drei Schafalpköpfen
    / Wildental mit den drei Schafalpköpfen
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  • Wildental
    / Wildental
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  • / Wasserfall im Wildental
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  • / Die Fluchtalpe im Wildental
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  • / Ruhebank im Wildental
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  • / Am Geißhornjoch
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  • / Mindelheimer Hütte Sommer I
  • / Blick von Südwesten auf die Oberstdorfer Berge
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  • / Auf dem Schwabengrat
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  • / Unterhalb des Geißhorns
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  • / Hintere Gemstelhütte Sommer
  • / Bernhard's urige Gemstelalpe
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  • / Terrassenaussicht von Bernhard's Gemstelalpe
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  • / Auf Bernhards Gemstelhütte
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  • / Blick auf den Elfer
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  • / Aus dem Gemsteltal hinaus
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  • / Bergahorn
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  • / Auwald Breitach
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1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Untere Wiesalpe Innere Wiesalpe Fluchtalpe Wasserfall Wildental Mindelheimer Hütte Obere Gemstelhütte Hintere Gemstelhütte Auwald Breitach

Moderately difficult alpine tour round the highest peak between Wildental and Gemsteltal
moderate
16.8 km
7:11 h
1168 m
1168 m
The tour is ideal for hikers with a soft spot for extended stops and refreshments. Whether in Wildental or Gemsteltal, or in the middle of the route at the Mindelheimer Hütte – there is a choice of idyllic alpine huts recommended for a rest. Between the romantic valleys the higher areas offer great views of the Allgäu Alps and the southern summit panorama of the Lechquellengebirge.

Author’s recommendation

Early hikers can enjoy their coffee on the terrace of the Mindelheimer Hütte together with the remaining overnighters.
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: May 27, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2181 m
Lowest point
1131 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hintere Gemstelhütte
Innere Wiesalpe
Untere Wiesalpe
Bernhard's Gemstelalp
Mindelheimer Hütte
Fluchtalpe
Obere 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

Stury 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.

The hiking trails in the Wildental are very popular. For the sake of the hikers no cyclists go to the Wildental. Thank you for your understanding. Güterweggenossenschaft Mittelberg - Wildental.

Start

Mittelberg (1167 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.321272, 10.163558
UTM
32T 587928 5241523

Destination

Mittelberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point at the car park in Schwendle a moderately ascending trail leads us into the Wildental. From the Fluchtalpe we keep right and follow the stream upwards towards the waterfall. The path is steep and demanding. When the Kemptener Scharte (wind gap) is reached, we descend to the Mindelheimer Hütte. From there we follow the so called Schwabengrat to Geißhornjoch. Right hand is the summit of the Geißhorn. The path leads us on serpentines to the Sterzer Hütte and past the "Sterzer Seele" to the Obere Gemstelhütte. The descent is via the Hintere Gemstelalpe; just before the hut a boulder field has to be crossed. At the end of the valley at the river mouth, we follow the Breitach downriver to the Schwand bridge. After 10 minutes we return on the asphalt road to the starting point.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 4 takes you to the district Schwendle. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Schwendle".

>>> 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

Parking space (fee required) located at the starting point
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
7:11 h
Ascent
1168 m
Descent
1168 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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