A beautiful hike for the whole family.
Quality of experience: ******
- Refreshment stops available
- Family friendly
- Geological highlights
- Botanical highlights
- Faunistic highlights
- Cableway ascent/descent
Through the beautiful Stuibental valley past the Wannenjoch into the Ostrach valley to the Zipfelsalpe. Enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna along the whole route. Behind us we have the probably most beautiful high valley in Europe and in front of us fantastic mountain peaks. Behind these lies the neighbouring Allgäu. Views and impressions say more than a thousand words. You can look forward to a beautiful natural scenery.
At the lift parking in Schattwald, head east, past the Kneipp facility, over a small bridge and uphill to the right. Through the Stuibental valley the gravel forest path leads nicely through the forest. Turn right at the Untere Stuiben Alpe (no hut), continue into the basin and climb up to the saddle. A beautiful plateau with the ruins of the Oberer Stuiben offers itself to the viewer's gaze. From here it goes slightly downhill to the Zipfelsalpe. The way back runs along the eastern flank of the Wannenjoch. The path is moderately steep first uphill, then downhill to the top station of the Wannenjochbahn cable car. Here in the Jochstadel, as well as on the Zipfelsalm, there is the possibility of a stop for refreshments. The descent runs a little along the hiking trail on the ski slope, then along a forest path through the forest towards the Stuibental valley, almost to the valley station of the Stuibenlift. To the left, downhill towards Schattwald, the path leads back to the starting point. It is possible to take the chair lift up or down and from the top station to the Zipfelsalpe with an easy ascent and descent.
Enjoy the stopover at the Zipfelsalm or the Jochstadl.
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.
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signs "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Schattwald, direction Wannenjoch Bergbahn.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the Schattwald exit, direction Wannenjoch Bergbahn.
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Schattwald.
At the valley station of the Wannenjochbahn in Schattwald - parking fee