Usseralpe Variant 2

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration: 4 hours
Length: 7,979 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 525 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 525 m

Lowest point: 1111 m
Highest point: 1636 m
Difficulty: medium
Panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail
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Short description:
Experience nature and animal world up close. The Usseralpe is one of the few alpine cheese dairies.

Technique: ***

Quality of experience: ****

Recommended season:

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


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cableway ascent/descent

A hike for the whole family, you can reach the Usseralpe on the well-maintained road or on the somewhat difficult hiking trail. A wonderful mountain world is waiting for you...

The district of Schmieden south of Tannheim (in the direction of Vilsalpsee) is the starting point of the hike. Following the signposting, the path goes slightly uphill in south-eastern direction. After the first serpentine road, before the bridge and the waterfall, the path branches off to the right. Over the cattle pasture, later through the forest, the path goes steeply uphill. The last section to the Usseralpe runs along the forest road. The alp, situated in a scenic basin, can also be used as a starting point for further hikes. The somewhat longer, but flatter forest road is the way back. The view over Tannheim and the Urfall (waterfall) are further optical highlights of the hike.

Enjoy the delicious delicacies on the Usseralpe.

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: Private parking in Schmieden
Destination: Private parking in Schmieden
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 Tannheim, Neunerköpfle Bergbahn.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Tannheim, Neunerköpfle Bergbahn.

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

Parking in Schmieden or parking in Tannheim (with parking fee).

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Usseralpe Variant 2
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim