The area around the Memminger Hütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Bernd Ritschel
The area around the Memminger Hütte hut, © Tirol Werbung/Bernd Ritschel

Summit Hike
Memminger Hütte - Seeköpfe

Lush meadows, mountain lakes, thundering waterfalls, craggy rocks – this hike in the Lechtal Alps showcases the best of the alpine environment. Leaving from the village of Bach (1,070 metres) in the Lechtal Valley – to be specific, from the car park next to the cable car used to transport goods up to the Memminger Hütte – it takes walkers up to this beautiful hut and on to the three Seeköpfe peaks, the highest of which is 2,718 metres high. The Memminger Hütte itself, near the Grießlspitze mountain (2,830 metres) offers fabulous views of the surrounding landscape. The hut is situated on the well-known Eagle Walk route leading from St. Johann in the far east of Tirol all the way across the region to St. Anton am Arlberg in the far west. This hike takes around 9 hours and is for fit and experienced hikers only.

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Starting point  

Car park next to bottom of material transport cable car up to Memminger Hütte / Bach im Lechtal

Hike to

Memminger Hütte, Seeköpfe

Finishing point

Car park next to bottom of material transport cable car up to Memminger Hütte / Bach im Lechtal

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

13.2 km

Approximate hiking time

9h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,718m 1,436m

Elevation uphill 1,420m
Vertical metres downhill 1,420m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
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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.

Parking

Village square in Bach

 

Places serving food & drink

  • Memminger Hütte (June until September)
  • Several locations in Bach, including Hotelgasthof zur Post and Berggasthof Klapf

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Trail description

We recommend taking a taxi from the village square in Bach through the Madauertal Valley and the Parseiertal Valley to the bottom of the cable car which is used to supply goods and material to the Memminger Hütte. The hike then starts here, at 1,443 metres above sea level. Those who do want to complete this first stretch on foot will take the E5/632 trail.

From the cable car, cross the river, head left for a short section and then climb up the switchbacks to the area of open terrain at the foot of the Oberlahmspitze mountain (2,658 metres). Continue in a southerly direction, past the Seewi waterfall, and ascend to the Memminger Hütte (2,242 metres). It takes about 2.5 hours to walk from the bottom of the cable car to the hut. In summer months you will often find Haflinger horses grazing on the pastures next to the lake. Hardy souls can even take a (quick!) dip in the cold waters. Twenty to thirty minutes further uphill lies another lake, the Mittlerer Seewisee, in a rocky ravine. The third and final lake, the Oberer Seewisee, is slightly further above. Our route takes us to the east / south past the lakes. The terrain becomes steeper and more rocky as the trail heads up to the Wegscharte ridge (2,585 metres) and on to the summit of the Hinterer Seekopf mountain (2,718 metres). Among the many mountains visible from the top is the Parseierspitze (3,036 metres) to the south. Continue along the ridge to the Mittlerer Seekopf (2,702 metres) and, if you so wish, the third and final summit of the day: the Vorderer Seekopf (2,685 metres).

The route back leads from the top of the Mittlerer Seekopf in an easterly direction down to the Oberer Seewisee lake and then the Mittlerer Seewisee and finally the Memminger Hütte. From there, take the way you came back to the starting point of the hike, the cable car supplying material to the Memminger Hütte, and then take a taxi to Bach.

Important! The section from Bach to the car park nex to the cable car serving the Memminger Hütte is closed to private cars and motorbikes.

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