Meraner Steig

Nesselwängle, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: -1 undefinierter Ort
Destination: -1 undefinierter Ort

Duration: 4,25 hours
Length: 10,994 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 446 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 449 m

Lowest point: 1100 m
Highest point: 1547 m
Difficulty: medium
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel
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Short description:
An ideal tour for the whole family!

Technique: **

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights

On the well-maintained forest path, you can walk leisurely from Nesselwängle via the Krinnenalpe to Rauth and finally on the circular hiking trail back to Nesselwängle to the valley station of the Krinnenalp lift.

If you would like to shorten the tour a little, you can enjoy the ascent with the 2-seater chairlift and/or take the bus from Rauth back to Nesselwängle.

Starting point of the tour is the parking lot of the Krinnenalplift, continue on the forest path towards Krinnenalpe or choose the ascent with the 2-seater chairlift. Once you arrive at the Krinnenalpe, you take the Meraner Steig past the Rauther Alm (no hut) and descend on the forest path to Rauth. On the road you finally pass the Maria Hilf Chapel (Rauth bus stop). From there you can either take the hiking bus to the valley station of the Krinnenalplift in Nesselwängle or walk along the circular hiking trail.

The district Rauth is situated at the eastern end of the Tannheimer Tal and is also called Little Merano among the locals, as it is one of the sunniest places in the whole valley, both in winter and in summer.

Relax and fortify yourself in one of the refreshment facilities along the way.

Safety guidelines:
The Meraner Steig is relatively easy to walk on, the entire path is gravelled and well developed. However, good footwear is required! If necessary, make sure you have sun or rain protection and take something to drink with you.

Good footwear is essential despite good road conditions.

Additional information:

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal

Liftgesellschaft Nesselwängle


Starting point: Lift parking in Nesselwängle
Destination: Lift parking in Nesselwängle
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 Nesselwängle.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 until exit Nesselwängle.

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

Lift parking in Nesselwängle - parking fee

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Meraner Steig
Informationsbüro Nesselwängle
Hnr. 74
6672 Nesselwängle