Schattwald - Unterjoch

Schattwald, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6677 Schattwald
Destination: 87541 Bad Hindelang

Duration: 1,75 hours
Length: 5,034 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 21 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 87 m

Lowest point: 1011 m
Highest point: 1079 m
Difficulty: easy
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
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Short description:
A leisurely winter hike for the whole family

Technique: *

Quality of experience: *****

Recommended season:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly


A winter hike with border crossing. Discover the deep winter region between Austria and Germany. Enjoy a hike through an unspoilt landscape.

It does not always have to be skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing. On almost 81 kilometres of cleared paths hikers roam through the snow-covered fairytale landscape. On the way, cosy huts invite you to stop for a break. Sitting by the open fire, warming up with a Jaga tea or fortifying yourself with a snack for the next few kilometres - this is how you can enjoy snow walks to the full.

From the church in Schattwald in western direction and through the district Kappl along the river Vils. Cross the Vils at the bridge and continue on Rehbachstraße to the crossing Unterjoch. Turn left and follow the path via the district Steinenberg to Unterjoch. The way back can be done on the same way or via Oberjoch to Schattwald.

Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that winter hiking also involves an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Especially in winter, special attention must be paid to the condition of the paths. Suitable clothing, good footwear and possibly hiking sticks provide additional safety. Stay on the marked paths.

An up-to-date and well-kept/maintained equipment (shoes, sticks and clothes) not only provides a considerable degree of safety but also makes winter hiking much easier. Sun protection (high protection factor and possibly sunglasses) as well as sufficient liquid should not be forgotten.

Additional information:
Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal
Starting point: At the church in Schattwald
Destination: Unterjoch near the parish church
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 Schattwald.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 until the exit Schattwald.

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

At the community center in Schattwald - with costs

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter
Schattwald - Unterjoch
Informationsbüro Schattwald
Hnr. 41
6677 Schattwald