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Scenic nature site : Elfer Gratzengrübel Round trip 2

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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Elferhütte Karalm 1.737m Pinnisalm 1.600 m Naturschauplatz Elfer Issenangeralm Karalm Pinnisalm Issenangeralm
difficult
Distance 14.6 km
5:30 h
448 m
1,262 m
The „Elfer“ – home mountain of Neustift – has not only been a natural time marker for the locals since time immemorial but also shows unique geological features. It is impressive to watch how two different rock forms meet there: on the one side the rugged and bright rock towers on the Serles ridge made out of limestone, on the other side the prehistoric rock of the Stubai mountains, the so called Ötztal-Stubai-Crystalline that forms the socket of the mountain. The chalk sediments had been lifted out of the sea when the African Plate pushed against the Eurasian Plate and the Alps were formed. You recognize the limestone by its red to yellow limestone layers below the summit of Kesselspitze, a rugged and highly jointed setup and the bright rock fans out of sharp-edged boulders.

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Mountain station Elferlifte - Pinnistal - valley station Elferlifte
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Update: October 30, 2020
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Highest point
2,161 m
Lowest point
969 m
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Tips and hints

http://www.stubai.at/en/activities/hiking/scenic-nature/elfer/

Start

Elferlifte mountain station (1,787 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.098688, 11.323544
DMS
47°05'55.3"N 11°19'24.8"E
UTM
32T 676319 5218750
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Turn-by-turn directions

Direct bus to Neustift (stop: Neustift i. St. Turn-off Elferlifte). There is free parking at the Elferlifte valley station.

From the Elferbahn mountain station the track winds upwards to the Elferhütte. Shortly above the hut the panoramic trail moves downwards to the western side of the Pinnistal, climbs a little once more and then stays at the same level for a considerable time with a wonderful view of the romantic and wild Pinnistal. After a walk of around 1.5 hours you turn right towards Zwölfernieder before reaching the Elfer natural beauty spot, which is on a plateau and offers a fantastic panorama along the Serleskamm. Larchwood benches are an inviting place to take a rest.

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Public transport

Direct bus to Neustift (stop: Neustift i. St. Turn-off Elferlifte)

Getting there

From the Olympic city of Innsbruck, you reach the Stubaital in approx. 20 minutes via the Brenner motorway (Europa Brücke). Exit at Schönberg, the first community of the Stubaital; continue further to Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes and Neustift. Or drive along the toll-free Brenner route to Schönberg (approx. 35 minutes travel time).

Parking

At the Elferlifte valley station are free parking spaces.

Coordinates

DD
47.098688, 11.323544
DMS
47°05'55.3"N 11°19'24.8"E
UTM
32T 676319 5218750
w3w 
///bistro.manipulator.foster
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
448 m
Descent
1,262 m
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