Winter hike in the Gaistal Valley, © Region Seefeld
Winter hike in the Gaistal Valley, © Region Seefeld

Winter hike
Hämmermoosalm & Gaistalalm

The Gaistal Valley on the Leutasch plateau was one of the favourite places of the Bavarian writer Ludwig Ganghofer. Today it is a natural haven between the Wetterstein Mountains and the iconic Hohe Munde peak. Many of the huts in the region can be reached on foot in winter, including the Hämmermoosalm and the Gaistalalm. From the Hämmermoosalm hut there is a 2km toboggan run down to the car park. The hut is known for its exellent food, especially the hearty "Kaiserschmarrn" (chopped pancake with icing sugar and apple sauce). Another cosy hut with good food is the Gaistalalm. Don't forget to try the cheesy Kaspressknödel! This hike passes both huts.

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Starting point  

Car park, Salzbach im Gaistal

Hike to

Hämmermoosalm & Gaistalalm

Finishing point

Car park, Salzbach im Gaistal

Mountain chain

Wetterstein Mountains


7.9 km

Total hiking time



  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating



1,410m 1,240m

Elevation uphill 255m
Vertical metres downhill 255m

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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.


Car park, Salzbach in the Gaistal Valley


Trail description

From the pay-and-display car park in Salzbach follow trail number 7 gently uphill and then turn right onto trail 41, which will take you to the Hämmermoosalm hut (45 minutes). This path is also used as a toboggan run in winter. From the Hämmermoosalm hikers can continue to the Gaistalalm hut (45 minutes) by staying to the left along trail 7.

Return along the same way to the car park in Salzbach.

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Ihr Ziel: Hämmermoosalm & Gaistalalm (47.36524,11.0934)

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