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  • Hinein ins Wildental
    / Hinein ins Wildental
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  • / Untere Wiesalpe
  • / Untere Wiesalpe im Wildental
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  • / Sonnenterrasse der Inneren Wiesalpe
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  • / Wildental mit den drei Schafalpköpfen
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  • / Wildental
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  • / Ruhebank im Wildental
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  • / Am Geißhornjoch
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  • / 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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  • / Bernhard's urige 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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m 2000 1500 1000 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Wasserfall Wildental Obere Gemstelhütte Mindelheimer Hütte Innere Wiesalpe Bushaltestelle Schwendle Fluchtalpe Hintere Gemstelhütte Auwald Breitach
Moderately difficult alpine tour round the highest peak between Wildental and Gemsteltal.
moderate
Distance 16.8 km
7:22 h
1,205 m
1,205 m
2,181 m
1,137 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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Update: September 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,181 m
Lowest point
1,137 m
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Rest stops

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

Safety information

EMERGENCY: 
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 
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www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

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.

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?

Start

Mittelberg (1,168 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.321272, 10.163558
DMS
47°19'16.6"N 10°09'48.8"E
UTM
32T 587928 5241523
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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.

Note


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 4 takes you to the district Höfle. 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

Coordinates

DD
47.321272, 10.163558
DMS
47°19'16.6"N 10°09'48.8"E
UTM
32T 587928 5241523
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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

Equipment

Stury shoes and hiking poles. Weather proof clothing recommended.

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Rating

5.0
(4)
Claudia Arnold
December 09, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? October 04, 2020
Sascha Bensberg
September 15, 2020 · Community
Tolle Runde mit vielen Aussichtspunkten
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When did you do this route? September 13, 2020
Andreas Menzenbach 
September 08, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? September 08, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
7:22 h
Ascent
1,205 m
Descent
1,205 m
Highest point
2,181 m
Lowest point
1,137 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Secured passages

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