Einstein variant 2

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 87459 Pfronten

Duration: 6,16 hours
Length: 6,386 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 762 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 838 m

Lowest point: 1018 m
Highest point: 1854 m
Difficulty: medium
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel
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Short description:
A wonderful hike to the local mountain of Tannheim.

Technique: ****

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Summit route

Starting from Tannheim through the romantic village of Berg, then we dive into an untouched forest until we reach the foot of the mighty Einstein. An indescribable view from the summit awaits you. Afterwards we descend to the northern side of the Einsteins back into the Engetal. 

The car park at the underpass in Tannheim, in the direction of the Berg district, is the starting point of our hike. Eastwards through the district of Berg, the goal, the Einstein always in sight, the trail slowly climbs. Following the signs, we cross the road a few times and then, after passing through a turnstile, we continue upwards over pastureland.On a tree hangs a "Marterl", a memory of a mountain hiker who died in a fatal accident. From now on it gets a bit steeper and the path changes to gravel. Some serpentines go up. Finally we have reached the ridge and on the other side we see the Engetal. The route continues along the ridge towards the summit. Shortly below the summit it becomes rocky and we pay special attention again. The summit rewards us with wonderful panoramic views. The descent begins with a short stretch on the same path along the ridge before it turns left into the Engetal. At first the path leads us over gravelly ground, then over pasture land and finally through wooded areas. A parking lot, where the German customs house used to stand, is the destination of our hike today. We return to the Tannheimer Tal either with the hiking bus or with our own car.

According to rumours, you can see the Frauentürme in Munich at a good distance.

Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that in mountaineering there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Despite careful route planning, a basic risk always remains. Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate technical training and further education as well as personal prudence reduces the danger of accidents and risks. However, please never forget that the weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Stay on the marked hiking trails.

The personal mountaineering equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Every hiker is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from specialist alpine literature or on site.

Additional information:
Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal

Starting point: Parking "Berg" in Tannheim
Destination: Parking "Berg" in Tannheim
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Tannheim, car park at the district Berg.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Tannheim, car park at the district Berg.

Public Transit
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.

Parking at the Berg district - parking fee

Most economical season:
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Einstein variant 2
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim