Winter hike
Ehrenberg Ruins

This winter hike is a great way to tempt reluctant children out into the mountains. It takes hikers to the ruins of what used to be the Ehrenburg fortress, well worth a visit in its own right, but also to the famous "highline 179" hanging footbridge. Not for the faint-hearted, it is 110 metres above the ground and an incredible 405 metres in length, making it one of the longest hanging footbridges in the world. The walk up to the bridge is easy and therefore suitable for families with children.

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Starting point  

Car park at Waldrastlift, Ehenbichl

Hike to

Ehrenberg Ruins

Finishing point

Car park at Waldrastlift, Ehenbichl

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

4.8 km

Approximate hiking time

1h

Features

  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,100m 855m

Elevation uphill 245m
Vertical metres downhill 245m

Fitness level

Best time of year

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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

Car park at Waldrastlift

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Trail description

The hike starts at the car park next to the Waldrastlift in Ehenbichl near Reutte. Walk towards the "Pension Waldrast" building but before you reach it turn off right onto a wide forest path leading up to the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg. This section of the hike is part of the Via Claudia Augusta long-distance hiking trail and leads to the ruins in just 20 minutes. Turn right and continue past the ticket centre and visitors' centre to the Ehrenberg Ruins and the highline179 hanging footbridge.

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