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From the village of Barbian to the Rittner Horn

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol · closed
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Map / From the village of Barbian to the Rittner Horn
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closed
moderate
Distance 10.6 km
3:30 h
666 m
666 m
This average circular hike leads from Barbian/Barbiano to the Rittner Horn summit, with a 360° panoramic view. Referring to the summit of the Rittner Horn, Ludwig Purtscheller, the first European to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, once said: "If you want to see Tyrol at a glance, climb these heights".
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,608 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.610319, 11.496661
DMS
46°36'37.1"N 11°29'48.0"E
UTM
32T 691182 5164889
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Huber Kreuz parking area (1,624 m) above Barbian/Barbiano, follow trail no. 4 west. After crossing the track on the pasture and the watering place at the Sisser Kaser (1,808 m), the track comes to the Neuhäuslhütte mountain hut (1,849 m). Continue south slightly above the meadow and to the right along the lower edge of the pasture before crossing two ditches covered in porphyry rock. Soon after, trail no. 4 converges with trail no. 3 and runs west. Possible detour to the Platzer Alm mountain hut (2,064 m) and back again. Continue to the left on trail no. 4 into a mountain pine forest to a flat clearing. After a short, steep stretch interspersed with rocks, the track leads to the Rittner-Horn-Haus mountain hut (2,259 m). Relax and enjoy the panorama.

The descent is via trail no. 1 to the Feltuner Hütte mountain hut (2,065 m) and to the Unterhornhaus hut (2,042 m – rest stop). From here, follow the High Mountain Trail no. 15 above the forest line slightly downhill northeast and around a ridge to the mountain pine oil distillery (1,858 m). Continue south on trail no. 3 to the Merlalm mountain hut (1,607 m) from which forest trail no. 3/B crosses through the Kaserbachgraben ditch, over a ridge and back to the Huber Kreuz parking area.

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Coordinates

DD
46.610319, 11.496661
DMS
46°36'37.1"N 11°29'48.0"E
UTM
32T 691182 5164889
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
666 m
Descent
666 m
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