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Scenic nature site: Hühnerspiel Round trip 1

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moderate
Distance 5.2 km
5:00 h
974 m
2 m
High up beneath the Brenner summit, lies an open, overgrown plateau with alpine roses and cranberry bushes. The glistening white Stubai Ice Caves can be seen in the distance. This scenic nature site is, however, the annual gathering place for black cockerels to mate, scuffle and ‘play about’ together. The peak mating season for roosters falls between late March and early June - which runs alongside the start of the hiking season. The roosters begin their courtship displays at dawn, as they try to impress with their posturing and chest thrusts, diverse sounds and exuberant leaps. They always take a break before sunrise, which hunters describe as morning prayer. Sunrise sees the start of the so-called ‘sun courtship’, which, including interludes of scuffling, lasts all day. Hühnerspiel therefore gives a whole new meaning to the concepts of nature and drama.

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Round trip 1: Krössbach / Oberegg – Milderaunalm – Hühnerspiel – Milderaunalm – Krössbach / Oberegg
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Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
Update: October 30, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hühnerspiel, 2,173 m
Lowest point
Parplatz Oberegg, 1,202 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Milderaunalm

Tips and hints

http://www.stubai.at/aktivitaeten/wandern/naturschauplaetze/

Start

Krössbach/Oberegg (1,201 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.085025, 11.270346
DMS
47°05'06.1"N 11°16'13.2"E
UTM
32T 672327 5217113
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Destination

Krössbach / Oberegg

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at Oberegg car park (€ 4.00/day), above Krössbach. The car park can be reached by crossing the bridge opposite Gasthof Sportalm in Krössbach which heads towards Unteregg/Oberegg and then following the road for around 700 metres. If travelling by public transport, you go as far as the centre of Krössbach bus stop and the car park is approx. 15 minutes’ walk from there.

The starting point is the car park in Oberegg, above Krössbach. The forest path climbs sedately for approx. 1 ½ hours up to Milderaunalm. From there, it is a further 1 ½ hour’s hike to the Hühnerspiel scenic nature site. The climb up runs directly from the mountain pasture to a grassy plateau, namely the Hühnerspiel. A swivelling seat at this natural beauty spot makes it possible to enjoy the panoramic views from every angle. The descent leads you down the same path for around 2 hours, via the Milderaunalm and back to Oberegg.

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Public transport

Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreicht man den Ausgangspunkt über die Haltestelle Krössbach Ortsmitte. Von dort sind es ca. 15 Gehminuten bis zum Parkplatz.

Getting there

Die Tour startet beim kostenpflichtigen Parkplatz in Oberegg (4 € / Tag) oberhalb von Krössbach. Den Parkplatz erreicht man indem in Krössbach die Brücke gegenüber dem Gasthof Sportalm in Richtung Unteregg/Oberegg quert und der Straße rund 700 Meter folgt.

Parking

Direkt beim Ausgangspunkt gibt es einen kostenpflichtigen Parkplatz.

Coordinates

DD
47.085025, 11.270346
DMS
47°05'06.1"N 11°16'13.2"E
UTM
32T 672327 5217113
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
974 m
Descent
2 m

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