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11,000 metres altitude | 120 km | 9 stages

„Travelling is all about getting to a destination. Hiking is about the journey …“ … there are things in life which you just have to do. Hiking on the High Route Paznaun and looking at the natural surroundings from a different perspective is definitely on the to-do list of all mountaineers, nature lovers and hikers. The face of the Paznaun landscape is rarely seen in such a diverse way than it is on the High Route. Trails of very varying characteristics and enchanting panorama views accompany the hiker up to the top. Leaving behind the lush Alpine pastures and romantic larch woods at the lower valley at the start of the trail, you proceed across steep, stony sections in high Alpine terrain to rugged peaks and rock formations, and then finally head back into the valley again. The towns are as full of contrasts as the landscape is. The spectrum ranges from Alpine bareness, to Mediterranean abundance.

How does it work? At the end of this folder there is an integrated stamp book, which lists all the stamp stations – divided up according to stages. Stamp sites are set up along the route and these are to be passed through, so at the end of the High Route, or the end of an individual route section, you are able to prove that you have completed the actual route.

Hiking is rewarded Whoever tackles the entire High Route will then not only be very familiar with the Paznaun, its landscape and its people; they will also have earned a reward. At the end of 9 stages and some 11,000 metres altitude a very special goody bag awaits. In cooperation with the outdoor-shoe manufacturer LOWA we were able to realize this unique memory of the High Route Paznaun. Thank you!

The High Route doesn’t have to be tackled in its entirety all at once. When and how many stages are tackled, and in which order this is done, is left up to the individual. This means that there is still enough time to have a go at the many other activities on offer in Paznaun. 3, 2, 1, - it’s mine! So, what do you do when your stamp book is full? Just hand it in to one of the tourist offices of the Paznaun – Ischgl Tourism Association , and you’ll then receive an exclusive goody bag.

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• Overview of the High Route Paznaun

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• Preparation & tour planning

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• Useful Apps for the mountains

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• Signposting

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• Stage 1: the ‘Starter stage’

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• Stage 2: the stage straight through the lower valley

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• Stage 3: the ‘Smugglers’ stage

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• Stage 4: the ‘upper valley dream stage’

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• Stage 5: the ‘Relaxing’ stage

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• Stage 6: the well-known ‘Ludwig Dürr Trail’

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• Stage 7: the „Advokaten“ and the „Hoppe Seyler“ trails

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• Stage 8: the „Kieler“ and the „Riffler“ trails

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• Stage 9: the ‘King’s stage’…

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• Contact details and arrival schedule

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• Stamp book

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... the High Route Paznaun and it‘s 9 stages !

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Stage 2: the stage straight through the lower valley Stage 3: the ‘Smugglers’ stage Stage 4: the ‘upper valley dream stage’ Stage 5: the ‘Relaxing’ stage Stage 6: the well-known ‘Ludwig Dürr Trail’ Stage 7: the „Advokaten“ and the „Hoppe Seyler“ trails Stage 8: the „Kieler“ and the „Riffler“ trails Stage 9: the ‘King’s stage’…

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Being well prepared is half the battle for hiking … Tour planning Irrespective of whether you are hiking just one stage, or the entire High Route Paznaun – meticulous planning with regard to your fitness level, the weather conditions and extraneous circumstances is indispensable. The routes proceed in part through high Alpine terrain, which means Alpine experience, surefootedness and, from time to time, a head for heights are required.

Map material This guide should be of use to you when it comes to meticulously planning a tour; nevertheless it is indispensable that you ready yourself with relevant map material for an undertaking like the High Route. All route information as well as GPS data for download are available at the following links:

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www.galtuer.com / www.ischgl.com www.kappl.com / www.see.at

Equipment Long tours and overnight stays in Alpine lodges also require special equipment, which should not only be functional but also easy to stow away, so the weight of the backpack remains in its framework. Perfectly fitting mountain boots and functional clothing appropriate for Alpine weather is part of the basic equipment required. Having enough food supplies with you is just as important. (Keep walking times in mind and bring plenty of li-

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quids!). You should also take emergency equipment with you, which, in addition to a small First Aid box should also contain a torch and a bivvy bag. Telescopic poles can also be very useful for steep ascents and descents and help protect your joints. Please note too that you need to bring a sleeping bag for your overnight stay in an Alpine lodge.

Walking times The walking times listed here are averages and longer breaks have not been factored in. Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog and wet conditions can extend walking times considerably and increase the difficulty level of the tour.

Weather Please be aware that the High Route runs in part in high Alpine terrain where the weather can change very quickly and occasionally even in the summer months low temperatures, and even snow, has to be reckoned with. Therefore appropriate tour planning is indispensable, as is clothing and equipment which is suitable for the weather conditions. Get information in advance about the prevailing weather situation and plan accordingly.

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Alpine association weather service: Tel +43 (0) 512 / 291600 (personal assistance)


Correct behaviour in the event of an emergency Generally the majority of accidents can be prevented through appropriate preparation and equipment. Nonetheless, should you get into an emergency situation in Alpine terrain, the most important telephone numbers and useful Apps in the event of accidents are available here …

Important telephone numbers European emergency number: 112

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(if 112 is entered instead of the pin code, your mobile phone will automatically look for the best network)

Mountain Rescue emergency number: 140

Download emergency App for the Mountain Rescue service

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for Iphone

Always app to date! All details, gpx-tracks and more about the Paznaun High Route always at your fingertips with our Paznaun Apps. On www.paznaun-ischgl.com you find the download link for Android and iOS for the Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See app.

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Signposting and identifying the High Route Paznaun The High Route Paznaun has signposting throughout and can be recognised from the following symbol. Please note! The High Route does not just run on Austrian soil, it also touches Swiss areas, which is why on Stage 3 the route markings change from ‘red – white – red’ to ‘white – red – white’ and the signposting is also different. Always follow the route outline provided here to avoid going off route!

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An overview of the High Route

Essentially the High Route starts in See and proceeds into the valley on Alpine terrain high above towns of Kappl and Ischgl, to Galtür – the trail then takes us on the other side of the valley back again to the starting point in See. This High Route may of course be investigated in both directions and also in stages. There are options to descend into the valley from each Alpine lodge. This means there is the opportunity to head out on selected stages over a weekend, and maybe even complete the entire High Route. The entire tour takes 9 days. The romantic and best managed Alpine lodges along the route serve as support bases. These not only provide an opportunity for an overnight stay – tasty food and key information about the next route section are a par for the course here. There are five overnight stops in Alpine lodges on the entire route and four overnight stops in the valley locations. This demonstrates that the Paznaun high Alpine trail doesn’t only have to be tackled as part of a great Alpine undertaking. A whole series of places where you access and get back off the trail make it possible for individual stages to be selected.

Peak Pleasures The majority of the High Route Paznaun appeals to mountain hikers of average fitness level, who still want to investigate Paznaun on routes they haven’t previously known about. The route also provides plenty of challenges for experienced mountaineers too. Every now and again en route from Alpine lodge to Alpine lodge they can “bag“a summit, so to speak. We are in the Samnaun-, Silvretta and Verwall groups here. That is, sort of ‘only’ on the fringes of

the world-renown Silvretta. This is perhaps a lovely way to see this valley - which is somewhat shady in the summer and seems narrow and barren – and see it at its best. This High Route really does provide immense views and at the end of the trail a visitor might even feel right at home.

Traditional Alpine lodge style & tasty food – a traditional stop-off ‘Hiking a lot will make you proficient’… but it will also make you hungry. Along the High Route Paznaun there are Alpine lodges which bask in the sun, serving traditional dishes, as well as other contemporary buildings which have well-selected delicious treats. There is something to suit every taste. However, the lodge landlords don’t just provide food and drinks, they are also happy to help with tour planning and information and have exciting stories to tell about Paznaun and its people. In the stage outlines you will find information about the respective Alpine lodges which are available along the trail as stop-off points and places to stay the night. Since the number of beds is limited, contacting the lodge landlord/landlady when you are planning a tour is recommended with regard to getting details about options for an overnight stay. The opening hours of the lodges are compiled according to the information provided by the lodges, these may however change at short notice due to the current weather and snow situation. Now and then the trail will include a descent into the valley – in the respective town, Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Association information offices will of course assist with your accommodation search.

We hope you have an exciting and also a relaxing time on the high route Paznaun!

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Stage 1:

the ‘Starter stage’

From See (parish church) – Frödenegg – Giggler Tobel – Giggl – Giggler Alm – Ascherhütte We start in See near the parish church at 1050 m and follow the tarmac road to the easterly hamlet of Oberfrödenegg at 1270 m, which we will get to in around 35 minutes. We continue without much ado, following the steep track through the so-called ‘Giggler Tobel’, where at around 1809 the battle of the Giggler Tobel took place. We continue past the abandoned snack station ‘Almstüberl’ to the fork in the route in Giggl. Keeping to the signs for ‘Ascherhütte‘, we descend briefly and again reach a fork in the route – take the upper route until, at the small chapel, the actual High Route begins. From here, in some 40 minutes we reach the romantic ‘Giggler Alm’ at 1845 m which unfortunately is abandoned but is still in a wonderful setting. From the ‘Giggler Alm’ hike towards the valley through romantic larch forests, cross the Gigglbach; there is then quite a steep section to tackle before we reach a dreamy spot, which is unsurpassed. From barely any other place can the entire Unterpaznaun region be better seen than here. Spending a little bit of time here and enjoying the mountainscape is almost obligatory. From here we reach our first destination in around 1¼ hours, Ascherhütte at 2256 m, the route is pleasant and made easier via the signposted steep track.

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Ascherhütte

Giggler Alm

Panoramablick

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Ascherhütte Daniel Schütz Phone +43 (0) 650 / 72 30 506

Opening hours:

Mid-June – Mid/End September

Info See:

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Panoramablick

Badesee in See

S Giggler Alm (nicht bewirtschaftet)

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Au 220, A - 6553 See Phone +43 (0) 50 990 400 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 499 see@kappl-see.com www.kappl-see.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Explorer GTX MID Women“ – www.lowa.at

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ö 920 Hm ¾ 8 h

Stage 2:

the stage straight through the lower valley

From Ascherhütte – Medrigen – Furglertal – Bergli – Stial – Flath – Gamperthunalm – Grübele – Panoramaweg – Rotwegkapelle – Kappl From Ascherhütte we follow the barely used Alpine lodge trail to the mountain station for the 6-seater chair lift operated by Bergbahnen See. A signposted trail starts here, where we follow the lower trail upon soon reaching the fork in the road. We follow this steep trail into Furglertal until the wayside cross and follow the signposts for ‘Masnerjoch’. This section takes us above ‘Berglis Wand’ (also called the ‘black wall’) into ‘Bergli’; it is relatively exposed and absolutely lives up to its name as an Alpine trail. From the wayside cross in ‘Bergli’ we follow the signposts for the ‘Restaurant’ heading down the valley to the crossroads; from here we descend again, passing ‘Fisser Jagdhütte’ to the isolated ‘Stial Alm’ at 2050 m, where we meet a few Haflinger horses, which spend their summer here. Continue your descent into Flathtal, then there is the final strenuous climb for the day to Gamperthun Alm at 2070 m. This Alpine inn is open for business and invites you enjoy a well-deserved rest. (Open mid/end June – mid September) Afterwards continue past Gamperthun mountain chapel along the Alpine trail into ‘Grübeletal’ to the ‘outer’ Alpine pasture. From here the footpath branches off after around 500 m heading into the valley (signposts, wooden walkway across Grübelebach). Please note – tip from those in the know: from

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here you can make a detour to Grübele See, which you can get to in around 20 minutes. Heading down into the valley via an Alpine trail. The ‘inner’ Alpine pasture is located at the lake. This mountain lake is wild and romantic and invites you to stay for a while … From the above-mentioned wooden walkway (the ‘outer’ Alpine pasture) we head down the valley until we come to a forest trail and continue following the ‘Panoramaweg’ signposts. The ‘Panoramaweg’ trail offers astonishing views to the town of Kappl and its myriad hamlets. Via a signposted branch-off section we again come to a forest trail and soon pass ‘Rotwegkapelle’, before we reach the valley town of Kappl.


Ascherhütte

Bergli Grübele See

Gamperthun Alm

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Ascherhütte Daniel Schütz Phone +43 (0) 650 / 72 30 506

Opening hours:

Mid-June – Mid/End September

Info Kappl:

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Ascherhütte

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Kappl

Dorf 112, A - 6555 Kappl Phone +43 (0) 50 990 300 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 399 kappl@kappl-see.com www.kappl.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Renegade GTX MID Women“ – www.lowa.at

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ö 2.000 Hm ¾ 9,5 h

Stage 3:

the ‘Smugglers’ stage

From Kappl – Rotwegkapelle – Visnitz Alm – lower toll lodge ( Jagdhütte) – upper toll lodge – eastern Visnitzjoch – Alp Bella – bei den Seen – Flimjoch – Obere Velillalpe - Ischgl From Kappl we follow the signposts for ‘Samnaun’, pass the Rotwegkapelle via a few short cuts and mostly on Alpine trail we get to Visnitz Alm at 2250 m after around 1 ½ hours. From here the foot path branches off after around 40 minutes and the actual ‘Smugglers’ route’ begins. We walk through a wild and romantic, very isolated valley. Almost at the end of Visnitztal we base the lower toll lodge (Jagdhütte) and shortly afterwards the upper toll lodge (signposts for ‘Samnaun’). From here a very narrow and steep path heads up to the easterly Visnitzjoch at 2694 m. From the easterly Visnitzjoch we descend into Switzerland and get to top of the Alp Bella at 2400 m on a path beneath the so-called Mullersattels which runs directly past ‘den Seen’, taking us to the Flimjoch. Variant when the weather is good and for experienced Alpine climbers. Please note – there is no path at the following section where you cross a ridge and descend to the lakes (bei den Seen)!! From the easterly Visnitzjoch we head west on a real ridge hike along the Austria/ Switzerland border. On the one hand the views into Paznaun, and on the other the classic views of the Silvretta almost makes us forget the time and all our efforts … It takes around 45 minutes to get from the eastern to the western Visnitzjoch. From there we take a short

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detour into Switzerland. Via some quite steep, untracked and rock-strewn and grassy slopes and continuing on around 200 m of boulders we get down to the ‘Seen’ and soon reach the signposted path which takes us to the Flimjoch at 2757 m. From the Flimjoch we find ourselves in Austria once again and it is now only downhill into the valley. Via the upper Velillalpe at 2061 m we head back down into the valley to Iscghl via the signposted trails, paths and sections of piste. Note – those who want to save themselves making the tiring descent into the valley can head to the Idalpe from the Flimjoch in around 1 hour and from there hover pleasurably into the valley on the Fimba or the Silvrettabahn …


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Visnitz - Alm

Info Kappl:

Dorf 112, A - 6555 Kappl Phone +43 (0) 50 990 300 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 399 kappl@kappl-see.com www.kappl.com

Info Ischgl:

Dorfstraße 43, A - 6561 Ischgl Phone +43 (0) 50 990 100 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 199 info@ischgl.com www.ischgl.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Camino GTX Men“ – www.lowa.at

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Alp Bella

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Kappl

Rotwegkapelle

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the ‘upper valley dream stage’

Ischgl – lower suspension bridge – Tschamatschkopf – Rauher Kopf – Außerbergli – Innerbergli – Lorein Alpe – ‘Stafali‘ barbecue area – Galtür high Alpine trail - Galtür

cheese is worthy of a medal. (Open from mid-June – mid/end September).

From Lorein Alpe it takes around half an hour to get to the ‘Stafali’pond with a barbecue area and that brings us to the end of the ‘Galtür high altitude trail’. After this spectacular day we dive back into civilisaWe begin at the valley station of the Partdatschgrat- tion in Galtür. We now have almost half of the High bahn and hike from there to the intermediate stati- Route Paznaun behind us and we have so many on. We soon adventurously cross the Fimbabach on memories already. the lower ‘Kitzloch’ suspension bridge and then get to the foot path, following the signposts for ‘Rauher Since the next section is somewhat more leisureKopf’. However, before we reach the Rauher Kopf, we ly, we might start the next stage with a trip to the have to tackle a challenging steep section through Alpinarium or relax and unwind a bit in the leisure the forest, then cross the Silvretta cable car area, centre … before reaching the Jagdhütte on Tschamatschkopf after around 1.5 hours. After another hour we finally reach the Rauher Kopf at 2478 m. When the weather is great on Ischgl’s local mountain you can see right into the distance from Bielerhöhe to Imst. After a stop for a breather on the summit we follow the signposted route into the valley along the ridge; we soon leave this route and climb to Außerbergli at 2080 m. After another hour we get to the Innerbergli at 2066 m. Please note – tip from those in the know: You can take a detour from Innerbergli to ‘Bergli-See’, which will take a comfortable 15 minutes or so. This little mountain lake idyllically nestles in a fascinating rocky backdrop and is deep blue in colour; you can see the reflection of the surrounding mountains in it. From Innerbergli we continue climbing and in around an hour we get to Lorein Alpe at some 1860 m. This Alpine inn is open for business and the

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Rauher Kopf Bergli See Außerbergli

Innerbergli Lorein Alpe

Ischgl

Grillteich Stafali

Info Ischgl:

Dorfstraße 43, A - 6561 Ischgl Phone +43 (0) 50 990 100 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 199 info@ischgl.com www.ischgl.com

Info Galtür:

Nr. 39, A - 6563 Galtür Phone +43 (0) 50 990 200 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 299 info@galtuer.com www.galtuer.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Santiago Leder Men for Hallux Valgus“ – www.lowa.at

Galtür

Grillteich Stafali

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S Innerbergli

Außerbergli (keine Einkehrmöglichkeit)

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Untere Hängebrücke

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Stage 5:

the ‘Relaxing’ stage

From Galtür – Friedrichshafener Hütte Today we take things a bit easier and the most ‘leisurely’ stage awaits us, with 3.5 hours walking time. Nonetheless, there is still 850 metres altitude to negotiate before we reach our destination for today– Friedrichshafener Hütte. From the centre of the village we head to the district of Außertschaffein at 1560 m and from here we follow the signposts for ‘Friedrichshafener Hütte’. Information boards have been put up at two sites, providing details about the vegetation, forestry and also the installation of avalanche barriers. From this section we are in the Verwall group and inevitably we start to gaze in wonder at the side of valley opposite, which is located in the Samnaun group, where we were a few days ago. Upon reaching the footpath we enjoy a relaxing hike to Friedrichshafener Hütte which is situated at 2138 m. The sun shines for a long time in the evening on the routes we have already walked on - Rauher Kopf, Außerbergli, Innerbergli, … and the rest.

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Friedrichshafener Hütte

Galtür

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H Stage finish:

Friedrichshafener Hütte Wolfram Walter Phone +43 (0) 676 / 790 80 56 or +43 (0) 5443 / 8343

Opening hours:

Mid June – Beg October

Info Galtür:

Nr. 39, A - 6563 Galtür Phone +43 (0) 50 990 200 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 299 info@galtuer.com www.galtuer.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Renegade GTX MID Men“ – www.lowa.at

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ö 1.150 Hm ¾ 6,5 h

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ø 950 Hm ó 10 km

the well-known ‘Ludwig Dürr Trail’

Friedrichshafener Hütte – ‘Schafbicheljoch‘ 2636 m – descent through the ‘Fasultal’ to the wooden bridge which takes you across the Fasulbach to 1750 m. From here we follow the ‘Apothekerweg’ and via the ‘Kuchenjoch’ at 2384 m, we get to Darmstädter Hütte at 2384 m. In this section we tackle the well-known and notorious ‘Ludwig Dürr’ trail. From the lodge we get to the Matnaljoch and the In this variant there is some 1480 m ascent and 1240 ‘Dürrschartl’ at 2670m in around 1.5 hours. We con- m descent over a route covering some 13 km, howetinue on the signposted route via the ‘Schönpleis- ver there are minimal difficult Alpine sections. übergang’ on the ‘Zwischengrat’ at 2770 m, crossing Around 7.5 hours walking time.

From Friedrichshafener Hütte- Lumpenscheidseeli – Matnaljoch/ Dürrschärtli – Schönpleisübergang – Zwischengrat – Rautejoch –Darmstädter Hütte

a few snowy fields and steep sections, finally reaching the ‘Rautejoch’ at 2750 m. From here we have the Därmstädter Hütte in our sights, which we get to in around 1.5 hours in part via the glacier foothills of the ‘Küchelferner’. On this stage we have to tackle a very steep high Alpine path and a glacier crossing, which demands all the usual prerequisites. This means that in late summer ice picks and crampons may be required. Without a doubt this is the most difficult section of the High Route Paznaun and exacts Alpine experience and knowledge. alternative route: Those for whom this stage is somewhat too Alpine in nature, or when the weather conditions are unfavourable, have the opportunity to do this elegant variant:

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Darmstädter Hütte Rautejoch

Lumpenscheidseeli

H Stage start:

Friedrichshafener Hütte Wolfram Walter Phone +43 (0) 676 / 790 80 56 or +43 (0) 5443 / 8343

Opening hours:

Mid June – End September

H Stage finish:

Darmstädter Hütte Andreas Weiskopf Phone +43 (0) 699 / 1544 63 14

Opening hours:

End June – Mid September

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Alpine EVO GTX“ – www.lowa.at

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Rautejoch

Friedrichshafener Hütte

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Lumpenscheidseeli

Friedrichshafener Hütte

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the „Advokaten“ and the „Hoppe Seyler“ trails

From Darmstädter Hütte – Schneidjöchli - Kieler Wetter Hütte – Obere Fatlarscharte – Niederelbe Hütte

Now follow the route marker to the Seßladjoch, Niederelbehütte. The first descending section on this trail is steep but manageable.

On this medium hard mountain trail there is some From Darmstädter Hütte we proceed on the ‘Advo- around 800 metres of altitude difference to overkatenweg’ through the Hintere Kartell, ascending come (ascent and descent). The approximate walover boulders. After around two hours, there is a king duration is around 4 hours. particularly very steep upper section to tackle before we reach the ‘Schneidjöchli’ at 2841m, which is located between the Saumspitze and the Seeköpfe. From here we follow the ‘Hoppe Seyler’ trail down into Vergrößkar. From here we proceed on a steep, narrow path which is somewhat exposed up via a rock ledge. After a total of some two hours walking time we get to ‘Kieler Wetterhütte’, which in the event of emergency can be used as a shelter and even has two sleeping areas. For today we now only have the descent to Niederelbe Hütte in front of us. This section is also very Alpine in nature, nonetheless the somewhat more crucial points have been secured with fixed ropes. Beware falling rocks! alternative route: If unfavorable weather conditions occur or if the Hoppe-Seyler-trail seems too difficult, there is the option to reach the Niederelbe Hütte via the SeppJöchler-trail. Firstly, take the trail to a gone to rack hut.

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H Stage start:

Darmstädter Hütte Andreas Weiskopf Phone +43 (0) 699 / 1544 63 14

Opening hours:

End June – Mid September

H Stage finish:

Niederelbe Hütte Petra Jehle Phone +43 (0) 676 / 415 23 55

Opening hours:

Mid June – End September

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Mauria EVO GTX Women “ – www.lowa.at

H S Niederelbe Hütte

Kieler Wetterhütte

Darmstädter Hütte

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Schneidjöchli

Darmstädter Hütte

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Stage 8:

the „Kieler“ and the „Riffler“ trails

From Niederelbe Hütte – Dias – Schmalzgrubenscharte – Schmalzgrubenseen – Edmund Graf Hütte From Niederelbe Hütte we enjoy a pleasurable hike out of the valley along the wonderfully designed ‘Kieler Weg’. After we have the ski area of Kappl behind us, a very steep and strenuous ascent follows to the ‘Schmalzgrubenscharte’ at 2697 m. From here our route is called the ‘Rifflerweg’ and we soon reach the romantic ‘Schmalzgrubenseen’. A perfect place to stop for a rest and re-energise for the descent to Edmund Graf Hütte at 2408 m, which is coming up. Tip – If your fitness and the weather permit, there’s nothing to stop you having a go at an afternoon ascent to the Hohen Riffler at 3168 m. (2.5 hours walking time from the lodge to the summit).

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Schmalzgrubenseen

Edmund Graf Hütte

Schmalzgrubenscharte

H Stage start:

Niederelbe Hütte Petra Jehle Phone +43 (0) 676 / 415 23 55

Opening hours:

Mid June – End September

H Stage finish:

Edmund Graf Hütte Peter Raneburger Phone +43 (0) 699 / 132 900 61

Opening hours:

Mid June – End September

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Lady Light GTX Women“ – www.lowa.at

H S Edmund Graf Hütte

Niederelbe Hütte

Schmalzgrubenscharte

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Niederelbe Hütte

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Stage 9:

the ‘King’s stage’…

From Edmund Graf Hütte – Kappler Joch – Blankaseen – Durrichalpe – Spiduralpe – Niederjöchl – Peziner Spitze – Kleingfallalpe – Falgeneier – descent to See From Edmund Graf lodge we ascend in relaxed fashion and somewhat nostalgically in around 1 hour to the ‘Kappler Joch’ at 2672 m. Here we come full circle – we have our ‘starting stages’ in sight on the opposite side of the valley – many memories come flooding back … We continue our descent to ‘Durrichalpe’, passing ‘Blankaseen’ which is one of the loveliest places in the Paznaun in terms of scenery. After the following somewhat difficult ascent across the Alpine trail to the ‘Spidur’ at 2120 m we can enjoy a pep-up with a little beer in the Alpine inn. From the inn we ascend to the ‘Niederjöchl’ at 2346 m and continue to one of the loveliest ridges in the Alps on the ‘Peziner Spitze’ at 2550 m – which will presumably be the most emotional point of our Alpine trail. From here there is ‘only’ a descent to negotiate. It is not for nothing that the ‘Peziner Spitze’ is known as being a superb viewing mountain, offering views to all points of the compass. We can now happily look back upon the stages we’ve completed … On the descent via the ‘Kleingfall’ Alp to ‘Falgeneier’ and the town of See down in the valley, we’ll not be able to stop rhapsodising and recounting so many scenes of the High Route Paznaun. Tired, happy and satisfied, in the evening we once again become immersed in the civilised world in the valley.

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Edmund Graf Hütte

Peziner Spitze

Blankaseen Spiduralpe

Falgeneier Durrichalpe

H Stage start:

Edmund Graf Hütte Peter Raneburger Phone +43 (0) 699 / 132 900 61

Opening hours:

End June – End September

Info See:

See

S Peziner Spitze

S Spiduralpe (nicht bewirtschaftet)

Durrichalpe (nicht bewirtschaftet)

Edmund Graf Hütte

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Blankaseen

See

Au 220, A - 6553 See Phone +43 (0) 50 990 400 Fax +43 (0) 50 990 499 see@kappl-see.com www.kappl-see.com

The ideal shoe for this stage is: LOWA „Cadin II GTX MID Men“ – www.lowa.at

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PERFEKTION KENNT KEINE KOMPROMISSE. BIS INS KLEINSTE DETAIL OPTIMIERT. cadin ii gtx mid | Mountaineering www.lowa.at

Contact and creative director The Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Association especially thanks Vinzenz Gstrein from See for idea generation and conception of the High Route Paznaun and Herbert Blank for the amazing photographs. Thank you very much for your commitment during the origination process of this project. Tourist Office Paznaun – Ischgl Dorfstraße 43, 6561 Ischgl Austria Теl.: +43 (0)50 990 e-mail: info@paznaun-ischgl.com www.paznaun-ischgl.com

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Stamp book

S To receive the exclusive finisher’s goody bag at the end of the High Route, you must have collected one to two stamps for each stage, in order to prove that you have walked the route. As soon as you have collected all the stamps and have tackled the entire length of the high route Paznaun, you may hand the stamp book into a Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Association Information Office and in return you will receive a finisher’s goody bag sponsored by LOWA! We hope you like it!

S1:

Giggler Alm

S1:

Ascherhütte

S2:

Gamperthun Alm

S3:

Visnitz Alm

S3:

Alte Zollhütte

S4:

Rauher Kopf

... Stamp book for all 9 stages !


S4:

Innerbergli

S4:

Lorein Alpe

S5:

Friedrichshafener Hütte

S6:

Darmstädter Hütte

S7:

Niederelbe Hütte

S8:

Edmund Graf Hütte

S9:

Spidur Alm

S9:

Peziner Spitze

HIGH ROUTE

PAZNAUN


Imprint

Publisher: Creative director and photos: Ortho-Photos: Map Page 7 / aerial views / Stage images 1-9: Layout and design:

Tourist office Paznaun – Ischgl, A – 6561 Ischgl Vinzenz Gstrein, Herbert Blank / TVB Paznaun - Ischgl Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung Vermessung AVT ZT GmbH, A-6460 Imst IDC TOURISMUSMARKETING, A-6460 Imst