Schneetalalm - Gimpelhaus - Rote Flüh

Nesselwängle, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6672 Nesselwängle
Destination: 6672 Nesselwängle

Duration: 4,96 hours
Length: 10,538 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1268 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1265 m

Lowest point: 1141 m
Highest point: 2099 m
Difficulty: difficult
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel
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Short description:
Magnificent summit tour on the Rote Flüh

Technique: *****

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

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


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Summit route

Unforgettable and unique. This tour makes every hiker's heart beat faster. Through beautiful mixed forest we ascend to the Schneetalalm. The ascent to the Rote Flüh is strenuous, but once you have reached the top you will forget the effort of the ascent. A breathtaking view awaits you. 

The hike begins in Nesselwängle, above the church and leads towards the northeast. Shortly after the village is the signpost to the Schneetalalpe. The gravel path is moderately steep and easy to walk on. At the two forks we keep to the right and then relatively quickly reach the Schneetalalpe. A short way back along the same path we walk towards Gimpelhaus. At the first fork we go straight on, at the second fork we turn left. Under the rock massif of the Tannheimer Group we reach the Tannheimer Hütte. Next to the hut the signpost points to the right.On the Emne, a small plain below the rocky massif of the Gimpel, an iron cross is placed. It is the old summit cross of the Gimpel and serves to commemorate the victims. At first the path is slightly ascending, then steeper, up to the summit - the Rote Flüh has been climbed. After an extensive rest, the path goes down the same way. But this time we stay on the way to the Gimpelhaus, which is reached after a short descent. Impressive rock walls in the background, which are ideal for climbing, and the view far into the Tannheimer Tal give the hike a visual appeal. The descent is quite entertaining. Some stairs and serpentine turns lead us quickly to the starting point.

A stop in one of the huts is highly recommended.

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 at Hotel Berghof
Destination: Parking at Hotel Berghof
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
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.

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

At Hotel Berghof above the church

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Schneetalalm - Gimpelhaus - Rote Flüh
Informationsbüro Nesselwängle
Hnr. 74
6672 Nesselwängle