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Bus to Madau and walk to Ansbacher Hut

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After a transfer, walk to the beautifully situated Ansbacher Hütte

Distance 12.1 km
4:40 h
1,212 m
136 m
2,454 m
1,250 m

A shuttle bus will take you to the start of the hike in the Madautal valley (approx. 30 min, included). You walk on a slightly ascending gravel road through the idyllic Alperschonbach to the Alperschonalpe. You hike further up to the alpine pastures of the Knappenböden up to the highest point, the Flarschjoch, at 2464m. Then it's a comfortable 15-minute descent to the beautifully situated Ansbacher Hütte. Spend your first night in the mountains in this simple, rustic hut.


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Update: October 28, 2022
Highest point
2,454 m
Lowest point
1,250 m

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Safety information

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves. 

Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.

Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps. There may be snow on the passes at the beginning and end of the hiking season, if it is wet the trail can be slippery, please tread with caution. 

Do not leave the marked hiking trails.

Tips and hints

If you are staying in Holzgau: You will need to take the shuttle to Taxi Feuerstein  

Check the timetable here: , it costs 17 Euros 

Please note: There is are no refreshment opportunities at Memminger Lodge in June, July and September (the Oberlochalm and Unterlochalm lodges are only open in August). Be sure to take a packed lunch and/or lots of snacks to keep you going!


Madau (1,308 m)
47.233862, 10.451157
47°14'01.9"N 10°27'04.2"E
32T 609841 5232174


Ansbacher Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

0.0 km  - START at the turnoff into the Alpschonertal valley and follow the ascending road. On your right pass a yellow signpost for the Ansbacher Hütte.

1.8 km - Follow the gravel path uphill as it bends right. Pass a few wooden huts.

3.2 km - At the fork, TURN LEFT and follow the signs to the Ansbacher Hütte. See a wooden information board about the Anna Stainer-Knittel memorial trail.

5.1 km - Follow the trail as it snakes uphill. Continue hiking on a wide gravel path.

5.8 km - TURN LEFT to stay on the gravel path.

6.7 km  - Continue on the gravel path, ignoring the path that branches off to the left.

6.8 km - CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD, ignoring the path on the left.

7.1 km - TURN LEFT and follow the yellow signpost to Ansbacher Hütte. The path now becomes narrower and rockier as it leads over uneven terrain. On your right is a river and on the opposite bank is the Hintere Alperschonalpe hut (which is not manned)

9.7 km - Pass the small Lärchwaldhütte hut.

11.0 km - At the crossroads, TURN LEFT and follow the path towards the Ansbacher Hütte. Follow the narrow path over scree up to the Flarschjoch.

12.1 km - Reach the Flarschjoch, the highest point of today's hike. Behind the Joch, the trail goes descends slightly downhill along a clearly visible path to the Ansbacher Hütte.

12.9 km - You have reached the Ansbacher Hütte.


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47.233862, 10.451157
47°14'01.9"N 10°27'04.2"E
32T 609841 5232174
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Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres per person) and protect yourself against the sun. Hiking poles are strongly recommended. 

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12.1 km
4:40 h
1,212 m
136 m
Highest point
2,454 m
Lowest point
1,250 m


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