Moderately difficult alpine tour round the highest peak between Wildental and Gemsteltal
The tour is ideal for hikers with a soft spot for extended stops and refreshments. Whether in Wildental or Gemsteltal, or in the middle of the route at the Mindelheimer Hütte – there is a choice of idyllic alpine huts recommended for a rest. Between the romantic valleys the higher areas offer great views of the Allgäu Alps and the southern summit panorama of the Lechquellengebirge.
Early hikers can enjoy their coffee on the terrace of the Mindelheimer Hütte together with the remaining overnighters.
Stury shoes and hiking poles. Weather proof clothing recommended.
Tips, hints and links
Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
The hiking trails in the Wildental are very popular. For the sake of the hikers no cyclists go to the Wildental. Thank you for your understanding. Güterweggenossenschaft Mittelberg - Wildental.
Mittelberg (1168 m)
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From the starting point at the car park in Schwendle a moderately ascending trail leads us into the Wildental. From the Fluchtalpe we keep right and follow the stream upwards towards the waterfall. The path is steep and demanding. When the Kemptener Scharte (wind gap) is reached, we descend to the Mindelheimer Hütte. From there we follow the so called Schwabengrat to Geißhornjoch. Right hand is the summit of the Geißhorn. The path leads us on serpentines to the Sterzer Hütte and past the "Sterzer Seele" to the Obere Gemstelhütte. The descent is via the Hintere Gemstelalpe; just before the hut a boulder field has to be crossed. At the end of the valley at the river mouth, we follow the Breitach downriver to the Schwand bridge. After 10 minutes we return on the asphalt road to the starting point.
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Public transport friendly
Leave the car where it is!
The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 4 takes you to the district Schwendle. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Schwendle".
Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.
Parking space (fee required) located at the starting point