Through the Birkental

Nesselwängle, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6672 Nesselwängle
Destination: 6672 Nesselwängle

Duration: 10 hours
Length: 25,122 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1180 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1180 m

Lowest point: 1100 m
Highest point: 2008 m
Difficulty: difficult
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail
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Short description:
Pleasure hiking through the Birkental

Technique: ***

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

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


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights

A somewhat longer pleasure tour through the beautiful Birkental. This tour is not crowded, here you can switch off and enjoy the peace and quiet. Let yourself be impressed by the wonderful impressions.

From the car park towards Nesselwängle to the underpass. After the underpass turn left, parallel to the road and after Rauth and follow the signs into Birkental. On the Dillinger Weg you pass huts (Höflishütte and Birkentaler Jägerhütte), streams crossing and over pastureland up to the Lachenjoch. Wonderful view to the Lache and the Landsberger Hut. From the Lachenjoch to the right, on the Saalfelder Höhenweg, to the Ziegerstein and under the Schochenspitze further towards the Gappenfelder Alpe. Past the Sulzspitze, over the Strindenscharte into Strindental. The Strindenalpe and Edenbachalpe are still on the path before continuing on to the Haldensee. Back in the valley we turn sharp right. To the left of the path is the open-air swimming pool at Haldensee, inviting you to swim or take a last little break. We continue on the gravel path along the Haldensee. Shortly before Nesselwängle there is a small ascent through the forest, then it's only downhill, first to the lifts of Nesselwängle and further to our starting point, the parking lot at the lift at the eastern end of Nesselwängle.

Very nice day tour with several stops. High level of experience.

Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that mountaineering may involve 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 risk of accidents and injuries. But please never forget that the weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Stay on the marked hiking trails.

Personal mountaineering equipment must be safe and serviceable and must meet the relevant technical standards. Every hiker is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from alpine technical literature or on site.

Additional information:

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal




Starting point: Car park at the eastern end of Nesselwängle
Destination: Car park at the eastern end of 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 to the district Rauth, car park Nesselwängle Ost.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 district Rauth, car park Nesselwängle Ost.

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

Car park at the eastern end of Nesselwängle 

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Through the Birkental
Informationsbüro Nesselwängle
Hnr. 74
6672 Nesselwängle