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Walk to the Braunschweiger Hütte

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Bus to Mittelberg and walk the Braunschweiger Hütte
Distance 5.5 km
2:35 h
1,023 m
0 m
2,756 m
1,733 m
In the morning, you will take the bus to Mittelberg at the end of the Pitztal valley. From there, you will hike along the clearly marked “Waterfall Trail (Wasserfallweg in German)” to Braunschweiger Hut.
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Minna Harshbarger
Update: April 04, 2022
Highest point
2,756 m
Lowest point
1,733 m

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. 

This route is NOT SUITABLE for poor weather conditions.  Watch out for falling rocks and keep your distance from other walkers. At the start of the season, there may still be snow on this section of the route.

The path to the ridge is very exposed. A good head for heights and sure-footedness are essential!

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.

Do not leave the marked hiking trails.

Tips and hints

There are possibilities for refreshments at the following places: 

Gletscherstübele

Braunschweiger Hütte: https://www.braunschweiger-huette.at/  

Start

Mittelberg Wendestelle (1,733 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.958399, 10.876579
DMS
46°57'30.2"N 10°52'35.7"E
UTM
32T 642777 5202250
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Destination

Braunschweiger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the bus from your accommodation to the destination station “Mittelberg Wendestelle”.

0.00 km - The bus stop is on your left. On your right is Berghof Steinbock. Go STRAIGHT AHEAD along the wide gravel path and follow signs for Gletscherstube.

1.70 km - The Gletscherstube is on your left. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on the wide gravel path.

1.90 km - TURN RIGHT and follow the trail that branches off to the left of the gravel path. The path is indicated with red/white striped markings and a large yellow sign points you in the direction of the waterfall.

3.00 km - Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD and follow the steep uphill path ahead, which is equipped with wire ropes. Hold on to the wire ropes and be careful where you put your feet. There is a risk of slipping in wet conditions.

3.30 km - Come to a wide gravel road. TURN LEFT and follow the road uphill.

3.80 km - TURN LEFT onto another path. This path has red/white E5 markings.

4.00 km - At the fork, BEAR RIGHT, taking the uphill path. On your right is a yellow sign pointing towards Braunschweiger Hut. You will walk through a number of steep passages with wire ropes, all of which have red markings. Look out for the markings on the rocks.

5.50 km - You have reached Braunschweiger Hut. 

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Coordinates

DD
46.958399, 10.876579
DMS
46°57'30.2"N 10°52'35.7"E
UTM
32T 642777 5202250
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres) and to protect yourself against the sun. Trekking poles are recommended.

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Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
1,023 m
Highest point
2,756 m
Lowest point
1,733 m

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