Tannheimer Tal

Hike Jungholz - Schnitzlertal Alpe in Wertach and back via Unterjoch

Jungholz, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6691 Jungholz
Destination: 6691 Jungholz

Duration:5,33 hours
Length: 16,676 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 666 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 667 m

Lowest point: 979 m
Highest point: 1480 m
Panoramic view: Dreamtour
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Short description:
Hike in the foothills of the Alps with great prospects on interesting, easy-to-navigate paths with places to stop for refreshments on several Alps.

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

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


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Insider tip

There are magnificent views on the circular trail - and yet the tour is suitable for everyone, because the lush green meadows and pastures over which our path leads are mostly only moderately steep. The start of our tour is in Jungholz and we arrive at our first destination, the Schnitzlertal Alpe, in about 2.5 hours. In several rustic alps along the way, such as the Vordere Sorg Alpe or the Buchel Hütte, we can stop for refreshments at any time. A spectacular panoramic view of the Allgäu Alpine landscape awaits us at several waypoints on the tour. On the way back, we pass through the small community of Unterjoch. There we can still enjoy rustic and genuine Allgäu culture. The finish point after a good 5-hour tour is again the Jungholz car parking lot in the village centre.

From the starting point, we walk south along a short ashpalt path/road until after about 300 metres we turn left onto a forest path with an asphalt road. From there we reach the Vordere Sorg Alpe until the short crossing of the B310. Immediately afterwards, we follow the path to the Roß Alpe. From there we follow the continuing hiking trail until we reach the Schnitzlertal Alpe. From there we make our way back in the direction of Edelsberg to the Buchel Alpe. From there we walk towards Unterjoch (short crossing of the B310). Once in Unterjoch, we walk through the small community in the direction of Vorderer Sorg Alpe. Continuing on, we reach the path in the direction of Jungholz village centre and find ourselves back at the starting point and the simultaneous end of the tour.

Stop off at the Schnitzlertal Alpe in Wertach!

Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that there may be a risk of injury during hikes and hiking tours. Despite the most precise route planning, there is always a residual risk.

hiking shoes, suitable hiking equipment

Starting point: Jungholz center parking lot
Destination: Jungholz center parking lot
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
Variant 1: Exit A 7 Oy-Mittelberg, on the B310 in the direction of Wertach, take the Jungholz exit on the left. Very good signage

Variant 2: Accessible via the B310 Oberjoch-Unterjoch - Pfeiffermühle exit

Public Transit
The bus line operator "Komm Mit" drives to Jungholz from several sides and locations every day. The Jungholz bus stop is around 50 meters from the starting point

The Jungholz ski lift car park is free all year round. The capacity is around 300 vehicles. The parking lot is also the strong point of the tour.
Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Hike Jungholz - Schnitzlertal Alpe in Wertach and back via Unterjoch
Informationsbüro Jungholz
Hnr. 55
6691 Jungholz