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The Munkelweg trail beneath the Geisler peak

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closed
easy
Distance 9.1 km
2:48 h
433 m
433 m
2,046 m
1,657 m
The spectacular Adolf-Munkelweg Trail in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park runs beneath the north face of the majestic Geisler Group at the closed end of the Villnösstal Valley. Passing through a stone pine forest and crossing Alpine rose fields, the trail leads to welcoming mountain huts ideal for a rest stop.
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2,046 m
Lowest point
1,657 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.635776, 11.766043
DMS
46°38'08.8"N 11°45'57.8"E
UTM
32T 711710 5168407
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the Zanseralm mountain hut (1,680 m) in the Villnösstal Valley, follow the signs to the Zans Nature Trail (Naturerlebnispfad Zans in German) past the Gasthof Sass Rigais Inn (1,689 m) and the Zanser Schwaige mountain hut. Ascend trail no. 32 through a gentle forest track to the right bank of the Tschantschenonbach torrent. At the crossing take the trail to the Gampenalm mountain hut and take a right turn. Just past the bridge turn left over the Tschantschenonbach and follow the sign to the Adolf-Munkel-Weg Trail no. 35. Established in 1905, the hiking trail takes its name from the founder and chairman of the Dresden Section of the German and Austrian Alpine Association. 

After passing the Adolf-Munkel memorial, the trail bears right to the Gschnagenhardtalm and Geisleralm mountain huts. Descend down through scenic pastures to the Gschnagenhardtalm (2,006 m) and to the Geisleralm (1,996 m). 

To return, follow trail no. 36 to Duslerhütte – Zans below the Geisleralm playground. The wide track leads gently downhill to the Dusleralm (1,782 m) past a fork to the right towards Zans. Shortly after, the trail continues along an almost flat forest path that leads back to the car park in Zans.

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Coordinates

DD
46.635776, 11.766043
DMS
46°38'08.8"N 11°45'57.8"E
UTM
32T 711710 5168407
w3w 
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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
2:48 h
Ascent
433 m
Descent
433 m
Highest point
2,046 m
Lowest point
1,657 m
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