Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 20, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler

Eagle Walk Stage 20: Hanauer Hütte - Württemberger Haus

Once aloft on those airy plains between the Inn and Lech rivers, you'll be in a true alpine environment. You can expect to have very few encounters on this trail, so if you enjoy solitude and a good work-out this trail is for you. This hike is famous for its sharp ridges and the feeling of remoteness its rugged terrain offers. However, you’ll need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you tackle steep climbs, scree and talus slopes, large boulders and cliffs assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. You’ll gain the ridge of Östliche/Hintere Dremelscharte and walk past a necklace of sparkling alpine lakes adorning bold mountain faces. Adventurous souls who are up for the extra effort can take the detour to Schlenkersee lake, an aquatic gem in gorgeous scenery just below the the Östliche Dremelscharte ridge.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View · Cupped in a high glacier cirque, the pristine and emerald Parzinn lakes are two of the prettiest alpine lakes in this area and grant fine views of the nearby Dremelspitze mountain and Dremelscharte ridge. A multitude of blossoms proliferate along this rugged terrain. When you tire of the rainbow of wildflowers on the ground, you can look up to find breathtaking vistas around every corner.

Eagle Kick · The scramble section up onto the Rosskarscharte ridge has exposed areas and a narrow gully that can be treacherous and slippery in rain. Although the trail is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, it requires use of hands in places. The scramble route continues on the descent as the trail drops down to a narrow and steep rock-filled chute. A warm welcome and hearty meal at the Württemberger Haus are a fine reward for all that hard work.

Tip! There is a Black Diamond Service Station at the Württemberger Haus, where hikers who have broken a walking pole or lost a glove can get a free replacement.

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Starting point  

Hanauer Hütte

Finishing point

Württemberger Haus

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

11 km

Approximate hiking time

7h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,480m 1,900m

Elevation uphill 1,240m
Vertical metres downhill 930m

Fitness level

Technique

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* 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.

Eagle Walk

This is a stage of the Eagle Walk, Tirol's most famous long-distance hiking trail.

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Trail description

Starting point: Hanauer Hütte

Right behind Hanauer Hütte, follow signage to “Württemberger Haus”. Shortly after, the singletrack trail divides. Walk towards “Steinseehütte” (instead of “Württemberger Haus”). Right before reaching the stream, the path divides again. Here, “Steinseehütte” is way-marked twice. For the Östliche/Hintere Dremelscharte ridge, take route number 625 (to the left). From there, follow signage to “Steinseehütte”. Soon, the route climbs a steep slope, running into the basin between Dremelspitze peak and Kleiner Schlenkerspitze peak. After traversing the scree slopes, a well-defined singletrack trail steeply runs across a rubble cirque, heading towards Östliche Dremelscharte ridge. In the very upper part you have to cross a narrow, rock-filled gully assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. On the other side, the singletrack trail descends steeply over meadows and then continues to descend to the Steinsee Hütte more gradually, passing the picture-postcard Steinsee lake.

Food & drink: Steinsee Hütte

From the hut, the route descends a few metres again before gently ascending to the Steinkar cirque. Beyond, you traverse tussock slopes and scree slopes. After a short distance the path steeply climbs across rocks and afterwards across scree up to the Roßkarscharte ridge. Beyond the ridge, steeply descend in a narrow rock gully (some cables anchored to the rock for safety) and thereafter in a slightly broadening rubble cirque down to a basin. There, the path traverses tussock slopes and scree slopes, gently ascending. Finally, the route vigorously climbs up to the Gebäudjoch saddle. Beyond, the trail becomes increasingly rock-laden, slowing your pace as you steeply clamber down and around large boulders along a poorly-defined singletrack trail. Once you pass the tussock slopes the trail drops down and zigzags to Württemberger Haus. Situated at an elevation of 2,220 metres, the lodge is nestled into the glacier-scoured Obermedriol cirque and extends a warm welcome.

Finishing point: Württemberger Haus

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