The 8-seater cable car will take you, in comfort, up to the Ehrwalder Alm, starting point for numerous hiking tours. The Ehrwalder Alm is 1.500m above sea level and lies at the centre of a beautiful nature area.

Please note: The routes recommended are the shortest routes from the Ehrwalder Alm mountain station. Please note that the information regarding hiking/travelling times are as well as the difficulty grading is guideline information only. For details of all the tours in this Brochure please refer to relevant maps and guids. Please note this is mountain terrain and so requires mountain equipment. You also need to have a good head for heights, be sure footed and physically fit.

Guests who would like to take part in a guided hiking tour please contact:
Bergsport Total
Peter Larcher
Kirchplatz 14a, A-6632 Ehrwald
Phone: +43 (0) 5673 3000
Email: p.larcher@tirol.com
www.bergsport-total.at

 

Hiking Tours

Ehrwalder Almsee (1.466 m)

10 minutes

easy

10 minutes away from the upper station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn. Please follow the signs.

Pestkapelle (1.617 m)

20 minutes

easy

Hiking route heading east, follow the signs from the Ehrwalder Alm.

Igelsee (1.500 m)

40 minutes

easy

Take the path behind the cable car up past the Alpenglühn hut. Follow the, at times, steeper path round to the left and continue until you reach a sign directing you to the right down towards the Igelsee (the lake is sometimes very small due to low water levels).

Issentalkopf (1.925 m)

1,5 hours

medium

Take path number 815 from behind the Ehrwalder Alm directly up the Ski run. From the ski run the path branches to the right in the direction of the Issentalkopf or you can hike over to the Hochfeldern Alm and back down via the path.

Seebensee (1.657 m)

1,5 – 2 hours

easy

Take the path behind the cable car up past the Alpenglühn hut. Follow the, at times, steeper path round to the left until you reach sign which gives you 2 options: A woodland path to your left or the path through the Seebenwald, past the Ganghofersrast/Talblick onto the Seebenalm (beware of mountain bikers on this route). From the Seebenalm it is another 30 minute walk to the Seebensee.

Brandjoch (2.120 m)

2 hours

medium

Take the route from the Ehrwalder Alm via Pestkapelle, past the Hochfeldernalm through alpine pastures to Brandjoch.

Brendlisee (1.903 m)

2 hours

medium

From the Ehrwalder Alm walk in the direction of the Seebenalm. 800 meters after the path that leads to the Gaistalstrasse you take the path that branches off steeply in the direction of the Tajakopf. This then changes direction to the southeast towards the Brendlsee.

Iglsscharte (2.079 m)

2 hours

medium

Follow the road past the Alpenglühn hut to the end of the valley. Continue on the undulating road towards a crossroads. Go left in the direction of Leutasch via the Igelsee (this lake generally has very little water). Go past the lake where you will come to a sharp bend on the east side of the lake bed. Follow the left curve at the lake bed and then continue on the right. At first the path runs very evenly towards the Igelskar peak, keep walking towards the foot of the peak, then start the steep climb up via a serpentine on the west side of the ridge towards the Iglsscharte.

Drachensee (1.874 m)

 2 – 2,5 hours

medium

Take the route via the Seebenalm to the Seebensee and then up to the Coburger Hut. From there walk down to the Drachensee. Another alternative is to hike over the Ganghofersteig, past the Brendlsee, up to the tajatörl and back down to the Coburger Hut and the Drachensee.

Take the path behind the cable car station and up past the Alpenglühn hut. Follow the, at times, steeper path round to the left in the direction of Leutasch to the Igelsee. Walk past the Igelsee until you reach a sharp left hand bend on the east side of the lake. Take the path down past the edge of the lake to the right.  Initially, the trail is very flat towards the foot of the Igelskar. Climb over the escarpment in the region of the Igelskopf. When you have completed the serpentine continue uphill in a westerly direction to the Igelsscharte. 

Iglskopf (2.224 m)

2,5 hours

medium

Take the path behind the cable car station and up past the Alpenglühn hut. Follow the, at times, steeper path round to the left in the direction of Leutasch to the Igelsee. Walk past the Igelsee until you reach a sharp left hand bend on the east side of the lake. Take the path down past the edge of the lake to the right. Initially, the trail is very flat towards the foot of the Igelskar. Climb over the escarpment in the region of the Igelskopf. When you have completed the serpentine continue uphill in a westerly direction to the Igelsscharte. From there continue up the steep gravel path to the Igelskopf.

Gatterl (2.024 m)

2,5 hours

medium-difficult

Route From the valley station of the Ehrwalder Alm cable car you proceed on the path up through the meadows to the Ehrwalder Alm. Continue past the Pest Kapelle and via the Max Klotz Steig, past the Hochfeldernalm und up to the Joch 'Am Brand' (2,120m). Stay on the path to the Fledernjöchl which dips slightly to 2,041m. Continue until you reach the point where the path divides for the Steinernes Hüttl and take the left hand fork which heads in a north easterly direction on towards the Gatterl. The Plattsteig takes you over rough scree and snow fields to the Knorr Hut. Continue to climb gently up to and across the Zugspitzplatt to the Schneefernerhaus and from there follow the marked path which is secured by cable in a north easterly direction to the peak. You could also take the Gletscherbahn up to the peak from the Zugspitzplatt if you prefer.

Vorderer Drachenkopf (2.302 m)

3,5 hours

difficult

Via the Seebenalm to the Seebensee. Follow the path on the east side of the lake leading to the end of the valley. The path then serpentines up the hill to the Coburger hut. An alternative route would be via the Ganghofersteig, past the Brendlsee up to the Tajatörl and then down to the Coburger hut. From the Coburger hut walk over light scree towards the Vordere Drachenscharte. Follow the well defined uphill tracks in a northerly direction over brittle rock to the summit.

Tajatörl (2.259 m)

3,5 hours

medium

Follow the road past the Alpenglühn hut to the end of the valley. Continue on the undulating road where you will then be able to choose a route left on a footpath through the woods or continue on the road past the Ganghoferrast/Talblick (mountain bikers so take care) to the Seebenalm. From there it is approx. 30 minutes to the Seebensee. Follow the path on the east side of the lake leading to the end of the valley. The path then serpentines up the hill to the Coburg hut. From there follow the marked path to Tajatörl.

Sonnenspitze (2.417 m)

4 hours

difficult

Walk past the Alpenglühn hut following the route to the Seebenalm, continue up past the Seebensee and onto the Coburger hut (about 2h from the Ehrwalder Alm). The path to the Sonnenspitze now becomes more challenging heading initially in a westerly direction, and then in a northerly direction, it goes through a thick spruce area then ascends a ridge and over rock to the peak. Please note the route is not well marked and alpine experience as well as a good head for heights is required. It will take approx. 2 hours to reach the summit.

Hinterer Tajakopf (2.408 m)

4 hours

difficult

Follow the road past the Alpenglühn hut to the end of the valley. Continue on the undulating road where you will then be able to choose a route left through the woods or continue on the road to the Ganghoferrast/Talblick (mountain bikers so take care) to the Seebenalm. From there it is approx. 30 minutes to the Seebensee. Follow the path on the east side of the lake leading to the end of the valley. The path then serpentines up the hill to the Coburg hut and from there follow the marked path to Tajatörl, where the path branches off towards the rear Tajakopf.

Klettersteig Vorderer Tajakopf (2.450 m)

3,5 hours from Coburger Hütte

very difficult

Walk past the Alpenglühn hut following the route to the Seebenalm, continue up past the Seebensee along the east bank to a fork in the road, keep to the left, after 5 minutes turn left again to the entrance of the Taja-Klettersteig/via ferrata. From there the via ferrata runs along the Tajakante/Taja ridge to the Tajakopf. The descent from the summit is southwards following the markings down onto the ridge between Vordere and Hintere Tajakopf, down to the Drachensee and onto the Coburger hut. This fixed-rope via ferrata is a category D/E and should only be undertaken with full climbing equipment (harness, helmet, fixed-rope set).

Zugspitze (2.962 m)

5,5 – 6 hours with Wander-Ticket "Gatterl"

difficult

From the valley station of the Ehrwalder Alm cable car you proceed on the path up through the meadows to the Ehrwalder Alm. Continue past the Pest Kapelle and via the Max Klotz Steig, past the Hochfeldernalm und up to the Joch 'Am Brand' (2,120m). Stay on the path to the Fledernjöchl which dips slightly to 2.041m. Continue until you reach the point where the path divides for the Steinernes Hüttl and take the left hand fork which heads in a north easterly direction on towards the Gatterl. The Plattsteig takes you over rough scree and snow fields to the Knorr Hut. Continue to climb gently up to and across the Zugspitzplatt to the Schneefernerhaus and from there follow the marked path which is secured by cable in a north easterly direction to the peak. You could also take the Gletscherbahn up to the peak from the Zugspitzplatt if you prefer. We suggest to buy the Hiking-Ticket "Gatterl".

 

Hiking Tours

HUTS
SEA LEVELHIKING TIME
DIFFICULTY
Tirolerhaus1.500 m  easy
Gasthof Ehrwalder Alm1.500 m  easy
Alpenglühn1.500 m5 min. easy
Ganghoferhütte1.282 m20 min.easy
Hochfelderalm1.732 m45 min.easy
Seebenalm1.575 m1 – 1,5 heasy
Tillfusalm1.382 m2 heasy
Coburger Hütte1.917 m2 – 2,5 hmedium
Gaistalalm1.366 m2 – 2,5 heasy
Hämmermoosalm1.417 m3 – 3,5 heasy
Steinernes Hüttl1.930 m3,5 hmedium
Knorrhütte2.052 m 3,5 hmedium
Rotmoosalm1.904 m3,5 – 4 hmedium
Gipfelrestaurant Zugspitze2.962 m5,5 – 6 h
difficult
Münchner Haus2.962 m5,5 – 6 h
difficult
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