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From Planken (or Schaanwald) to the Gafadura hut

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  • Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
    / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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  • / Blick auf das Liechtensteiner Unterland von Planken aus
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  • / Blick von der Gafadura
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  • / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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The Gafadura Hut (1428 metres above sea level) of the Liechtenstein Alpine Club is a popular destination for evening excursions or leisurely half-day hikes. The ascent leads largely through shady forest. 
moderate
12.8 km
3:00 h
727 m
1,056 m
The Gafadura hut is also the starting point for the long-distance hiking trail “Via Alpina” or for the ascent to the Drei Schwestern.

Four routes lead to the Gafadura Hut: An easy hike along the track (car-free) (Alternative route A) or the steeper marked mountain path from Planken. From the valley, extended, marked mountain paths lead to the Alpine Club’s popular hut: From Nendeln in 3 hours or on the long ascent from Schaanwald via Alpzinken and the Paula hut (not in operation) in 3 to 4 hours. 

 

Alternative Routes
A: Via the track from Planken to the Gafadura hut.

B: Via the hiking trail from Maurerberg to Schaanwald.

Author’s recommendation

The short ascent to Sarojasattel is rewarded with a magnificent view across the Walgau and to Walserkamm. Long evenings on the hut terrace and the sunset behind the Alpstein are particularly attractive experiences.
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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Updated: September 07, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,428 m
Lowest point
456 m
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Rest Stop

Gafadurahuette

Start

Planken (785 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.186428, 9.545739
DMS
47°11'11.1"N 9°32'44.7"E
UTM
32T 541345 5226026
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Destination

Schaanwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Planken - Gafadurahütte - Paulahütte - Schaanwald

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplätze gibt es am Dorfeingang von Planken, beim Gemeindezentrum oder bei der Schule. Falls die Tour in umgekehrter Richtung erfolgt, finden Sie Parkplätze bei der Post in Schaanwald.

Coordinates

DD
47.186428, 9.545739
DMS
47°11'11.1"N 9°32'44.7"E
UTM
32T 541345 5226026
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
727 m
Descent
1,056 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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