Alpe Vermunt, often called the alpine jewel of Galtür, was fiercely contested in the past and repeatedly the scene of violent clashes between Protestants and Catholics. Today, it is a beautiful high alpine pasture above the Silvretta reservoirs, along the Silvretta High Alpine Road. Around 900 head of young cattle are herded up to the “Alpe” every summer to graze, as well as many dairy cows, around 80 suckler cows and their calves and 70 horses. Forty pigs are the source of prime alpine bacon. Even farmers from the far-away Zillertal Valley rely on the Silvretta to provide summer quarters for their animals, despite the long journey there. The grazing pastures sprawl over 10,000 hectares and invite hikers and walkers to savour scenic tours, such as the walk around the Silvretta reservoir.
Total hiking time
1 h 30 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
easy (hiking trails)
Elevation uphill 250m
Vertical metres downhill 250m
Best time of year
* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.
- Accessible using public transport
Car park next to the hut
Alpe Vermunt is right next to the Silvretta High Alpine Road, making it easily accessible for cars and motorbikes. It is the starting point for a leisurely round walk of approx. 1.5 hours around the Silvretta reservoir.