Schneetalalm - Gimpelhaus
A panoramic hike below the Tannheimer Kette.
Quality of experience: ****
- Refreshment stops available
A hike with a wonderful view over the Tannheimer Tal. The path is well developed and it is fun to hike. A stop at the Schneetalalm, the Tannheimer Hütte or the Gimpelhaus pays off.
The hike begins in Nesselwängle, above the church. First towards the centre of the village and then slightly uphill towards the north-east. Shortly after the village is the signpost to the Schneetalalpe. The gravel path is moderately steep and easy to walk on. There are two forks in the path, both times we keep to the right to reach the Schneetalalm after a short time.A short way back the same way we came, we walk towards the Gimpelhaus. At the first fork in the road go straight on, at the second one turn left. Under the rock massif of the Tannheimer Group we cross the slope, reach the Tannheimer Hütte and after a short descent we reach the Gimpelhaus.Impressive rock faces in the background, which are perfectly suitable for climbing, and the view far into the Tannheimer Tal give the hike a visual appeal. The descent is quite entertaining. Some artificially constructed stairs and serpentine turns of the path lead us quickly to the starting point.
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 Nesselwängle, to Hotel Berghof.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Nesselwängle, to the Hotel Berghof.
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Nesselwängle.
At Hotel Berghof above the church - parking fee