Today starts rather swiftly with a train ride on the Karwendelbahn/Mittenwaldbahn railway line from Innsbruck to Hochzirl. From there, follow the signs to Solsteinhaus. While presenting nothing in the way of technical challenges, the gradient is steep in places. It is a beautiful walk along gravel roads, small paths and dirt roads through forests and across gentle pastures. The idyllic Solnalm reveals the lodge that is your destination. The Solsteinhaus is located at 1,805 metres above sea level and boasts modern creature comforts. You can look forward to delicious and hearty local specialties and a hot shower. For those who still haven’t had enough there is even a climbing wall at the hut!
Eagle View ·Marvel at the array of geological diversity at the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction. The Scharnitz Learning Trail is a great opportunity to experience the great outdoors, appreciate nature at its finest and to get information about the region, its wildlife and geology. Have fun hiking while learning!
Eagle Kick ·How about a quick quiz question about the Solsteinhaus? Why is the smaller mountain called “Big Solstein” (Großer Solstein) and its 100-metre-taller brother “Little Solstein” (Kleiner Solstein)? The answer is the following: In the past, the importance of the smaller mountain was greater as it was used to raise cattle on its meadows. The Kleiner Solstein (elev. 2,637 m) is the highest peak in the Nordkette Mountains. It boasts an extremely sharp eastern ridge, while its north face is expert rock climbing terrain.