Category: Austria

Mayrhofen – Base camp for Zillertal

Mayrhofen is possibly not as well known internationally as Kitzbühel, St. Anton am Arlberg and some others. However, with 1.3 million overnight stays every year the village in the Zillertal region is Austria’s second most visited tourism spot. Mayrhofen is definitely a place to check out, no matter if in summer or in winter. Like in many villages in the Alps, the busiest timer are based on winter sports. Nevertheless, summer activities are plentiful and as a hiking base-camp, Mayrhofen offers enormous opportunities. And as it often is, because the infrastructure is built for the winter, you can find...

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St. Anton am Arlberg – Basecamp for Vorarlberg Hiking!

Often referred to as “The Cradle of Alpine Skiing”, the picturesque mountain village of St. Anton am Arlberg draws huge numbers of outdoor-loving visitors every year. Be it mountaineers in the summer or winter sports fans in the cold season – St Anton offers a huge variety of activities for young and old. Despite being an internationally renowned venue, the village has not lost its traditional charm and hospitality. Tourism is St Anton’s main economical factor. Offering around 10,000 guest beds for about a million overnight stays every winter, the town has clearly set its priority towards winter tourism....

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11+ Hours: Memminger to Hanauer Hütte to Boden & Imst

Third day on the Lechtaler Höhenweg started towards Hanauer Hütte at Memminger Hütte instead of Württemberger Haus like I had planned. I was behind my schedule. I needed a shortcut to get back on schedule and what followed was trail overload. The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a 10-day hike that goes across the main ridge of the Lechtaler Alps and ends at Anhalter Hütte about 100 kilometers (62 miles) later. It starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech, but you can get on and off the trail in several places. It can easily be done in less days than 10 if...

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Memminger Hütte on the Lechtaler Höhenweg!

The Memminger Hütte is at the crossroads of the Lechtaler Höhenweg and the E5 trail from Oberstdorf to Meran. This makes it a very lively place but also very crowded. The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a 10-day hike that goes across the main ridge of the Lechtaler Alps and ends at Anhalter Hütte about 100 kilometers (62 miles) later. It starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech, but you can get on and off the trail in several places. It can easily be done in less days than 10 if you squeeze in some longer days. Please see the Gohikealps Planning...

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St. Anton to Ansbacher Hütte on the Lechtal High Trail

This article cover my first day on the Lechtaler Höhenweg: almost 3 day stages in one day leading to the Ansbacher Hütte. Last summer I looked for a strenuous 7 to 8 days’ hike within easy reach by public transportation from Munich and found the Lechtal Höhenweg. The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a 10 day hike that goes across the main ridge of the Lechtaler Alps and ends at Anhalter Hütte about 100 kilometers later. It starts at Stuttgarter Hütte, near Lech, but you can get on and off the trail in several places. You can do it in less...

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