Pfafflar is not a word that comes easily off the tongue, but here, the wow factor far exceeds the “ow” factor – this walk delivers much reward for the effort. The exposed and rugged trail from Anhalter Hütte Hut to Steinjöchl Col is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. From the col, it’s a steep descent to Hahntennjoch Saddle. Gorgeous scenery awaits eager hikers in remote Pfafflar Valley, passing picture-postcard villages en route to Angerletal Valley and to the destination end of this walk, Hanauer Hütte Hut. With most of the 38 square kilometre Muttekopf Nature Preserve area lying above treeline, you'll be in a true Alpine environment. And all of that Alpine glory can be yours for a mere song-and only 750 metres of elevation gain. Don’t miss to turn your focus from the beautiful scenery to your feet as rare, exotic and imperilled Alpine wildflowers and plants can be found here.
Important! Due to construction work, the Anhalter Hütte hut will be closed in summer 2019. We recommend continuing stage 18 from the Anhalter Hütte hut as far as Pfafflar, where hikers can stay the night at the Gasthof Bergheimat and continue with stage 19 the next day.
Eagle View ·The historic wooden homes, which are typical of the remote valley of Pfafflar are constructed of round tree trunks; some of them date back to the 13th century. For the construction of these houses, neither a saw nor any metal was used. The joints are filled with mortar and whitened, which makes the houses look striped. The tiny hamlet of Boden reveals this otherworldly landscape in all its glory, and the trail leads through flower fields and past thundering waterfalls.
Eagle Kick ·One of the most striking peaks in this rugged Alpine environment is Falschkogel Peak, easily recognizable from Steinjöchl Col for the jagged cliffs on its north shoulder and the gentle pastoral hills on its south shoulder. But, don’t be fooled, the terrain is not as gentle as it seems; in fact there are steep drop-offs and exposed areas; so even on level terrain, it's good to place good handholds.