Picturesque alpine lakes, spectacular views, knife-edged mountains, and a dizzying array of wildflowers and wonderful groves – this stage is simply gorgeous and a pure nature experience. In Ehrwald follow Moosweg (literally, ‘Moss Trail‘) to Lermoos. Ride the Grubigstein gondola up to the Gipfelhaus Grubigstein (2,050 m), effortlessly gaining vertical feet. You will find yourself at the heart of the scenic Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. A gentle stroll up and down dwarf pine fields and old-growth forest takes you to the Fern Pass Road. Beautiful Blindsee lake can be seen glinting through the trees. Follow the ancient Via Claudia Augusta, the historic Roman road, to Fernstein Castle on a sunny upland plateau. However, it’s still a long journey to the Lorea Hütte, the shelter that is your destination.
The Lorea hut is closed in 2020, alternatively, you can stay at Hotel Fernsteinsee or Tarrentonalm
Eagle View · Set in deep forest with a backdrop of rugged summits, the beautiful Blindsee lake is serene. At the Ehrwalder Becken nature reserve you will need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you walk across meadows brimming with wildflowers, including lawns of flowering cotton grass, moor grass and bog-rosemary. Offering superb views of the surrounding mountains, Lorea Hütte awaits at the end of this arduous hike.
Eagle Kick · Divers rank the two aquatic gems of Fernsteinsee lake and Samarangersee lake among the 100 most beautiful diving spots worldwide (exclusively accessible to guests staying at the Schloss Fernsteinsee Hotel). The two lakes offer great visibility thanks to their crystal-clear waters; slimy seaweed lends the underwater world an otherworldly atmosphere. Diving is also possible in nearby Blindsee lake.