Gschnitztal mountaineering village


Tyrolean originality south of Innsbruck

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Hiking, mountaineering and biking

In addition to a well-maintained, well-marked hiking trail network for hikers to the 5 lodges and 7 mountain huts, our mountaineering village also offers high-alpine tours, e.g. the multi-day "Gschnitztal Hut Tour", a challenging high-altitude hike (black mountain trails), starting in Steinach and circling the entire Gschnitz Valley. Well-known mountain peaks such as the Gschnitzer Tribulaun or the Habicht with magnificent views of the Stubai Alps lie along the way. You can ride your mountain bike along the beautiful paths to the huts and then walk the last part of the way to the summit - we call this "Bike and Hike". You will find tour suggestions in the interactive map.

St. Magdalena Via Ferrata & ASA

The pilgrimage chapel of St. Magdalena situated at 1661 m above sea level has been accessible since 2017 not only via the hiking trail but also on a via ferrata of difficulty level B (length: 500 m, elevation gain: 270 m, duration: 1.5 h). The Alpine Safety Area is also located at the start of the via ferrata - a training and practice terrain for mountain hikers and via ferrata climbers. You can test all levels of difficulty of via ferrata up to the first "Habichtblick" viewing platform. You can conveniently stop at the end of the via ferrata at the St. Magdalena snack station and admire 14th century frescoes in the chapel.

Mühlendorf - mill village in Gschnitz

This open-air museum allows its visitors to travel back through time. It showcases the working methods of the farming population in the Alpine valleys approx. 100 years ago and you can admire the water-powered mill and smithy.

Paradise for cross-country skiers

Dreamlike cross-country ski trails at the bottom of the Gschnitz valley entice you during the winter. 28 km of classic and 29 km of skating trails are certified with the Tyrolean Cross-Country Trail Quality Seal and can be used free of charge. An overview of the trails can be found on the interactive map. Other winter activities such as snowshoe hiking, winter hiking and ski touring can of course also be practised in the unspoilt countryside.

Protected landscape areas and Natura 2000

Almost the entire area surrounding the mountaineering village forms part of a protected landscape. The multifaceted and unique fauna and flora in the Gschnitz Valley is an insider tip for all those who are interested. A hike to the Blaser in early summer in particular will make the heart of any botanist beat faster - numerous species of orchids and above all the diversity of Alpine flowers make it the "most flowery mountain in Tyrol".

Culinary delights & “Genussspechte” in the mountaineering village

The Gschnitz Valley offers you the best of culinary delights - many of the establishments cook using regional and seasonal products - some also from the Wipp Valley. Some members of the “Genussspechte Wipptal” also call home here.

Members of the Alpine Association will receive a 10% discount on the price of overnight accommodation in mountaineering village partner businesses.


Cross-country skiing

"Tyrol 100% authentic" volunteer project - help Schwenden

Come and join us for a few days in the mountaineering village of Gschnitztal and help the local farmers to preserve the uniquely beautiful Alpine pastures. During the so-called "Schwenden", branches are removed from the meadows, shrubs/bushes are cut and the material is collected in heaps. Find out more: info about the project & booking

This is a cooperation project between farmers in the mountaineering village of Gschnitztal, the Stubai Alps protected area management and the Wipptal Tourist Board