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Scenic nature site: Hühnerspiel Round trip 2

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Gathering place for black cockerels
Distance 14.5 km
6:00 h
1,037 m
1,037 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: Oberbergtal car park "Josef" - Brandstattalm - Hühnerspiel – Milderaunalm – Auffangalm - Oberbergtal car park "Josef"
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Update: November 10, 2020
Highest point
2,261 m
Lowest point
1,376 m
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Rest Stop

Brandstattalm
Auffangalm
Milderaunalm

Start

Oberbertal / car park “Josef” (1,376 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.116267, 11.250190
DMS
47°06'58.6"N 11°15'00.7"E
UTM
32T 670697 5220541
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Destination

Oberbergtal / Parkplatz "Josef"

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at car park “Josef” in the Oberbergtal. The car park can be reached by turning off in Milders in the direction of the Oberbergtal and following the road for about 3,5 km.

Starting point is the parking lot "Josef" in the Oberbergtal, from which one reaches the Brandstattalm over the forest path in about 1 hour. Continue on a hiking trail that leads directly from the Brandstattalm towards Seblasspitze. After about 20 minutes, turn left towards Hühnerspiel. The natural scenery can be reached after another 1.5 hours over the "Madlas soils". The descent leads to the Milderaunalm in about 1 hour. From there it goes over the forest path in about 1 hour in the direction of Auffangalm. From the Auffangalm the forest path leads back to the parking lot "Josef".

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Getting there

Die Tour startet beim Parkplatz „Josef“ im Oberbergtal. Den Parkplatz erreicht man indem in Milders in Richtung Oberbergtal abzweigt und der Straße ca. 3,5 Kilometer folgt. 

Parking

Beim Ausgangspunkt befinden sich ca. 20 Parkplätze.

Coordinates

DD
47.116267, 11.250190
DMS
47°06'58.6"N 11°15'00.7"E
UTM
32T 670697 5220541
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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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Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,037 m
Descent
1,037 m
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