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Grosser Ifinger

Avelengo (Hafling)
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Informationen zur Tour Grosser Ifinger

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    4:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    630 m
  • Altitude
    630 m
  • Max. height
    2529 m
A famous summit, with short fixed-rope track near Merano.


From Merano or Vernaun first take the Ifinger funicular railway up to Piffinger Köpfl (1900 m; guest houses). From here, on track 3 slightly uphill to Missensteinjoch up to the fork above Waidmannalm, then left on broad track 19A across grassy fields up to Oswaldscharte and left again to Kuhleiten inn (2360 m; 1:30 hrs. so far); now on via the good track 19 westward over the ridge to the foot of the hill, up the marked path to Kleiner Ifinger; 50 m below its summit is the start of the fixed-rope track. Follow this (a well secured path) across the northern flank to a gorge, then briefly downhill on the southern side and finally across some highly exposed sections (partly vertical, but with excellent fixed iron ropes) up to the summit of Grosser Ifinger (2581 m, 1 hr. from Kuhleiten).
For the descent follow route as described (2 hrs.).


Anyone not prepared to risk the final ascent to the Grosser Ifinger summit can concentrate on Kleiner Ifinger instead. From the ridge, go straight ahead across the grassy hill and up to the top. This route is easy and safe.

Starting point

Hafling - Falzeben

Target point

Hafling - Falzeben


Mountain experience, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential


Falzeben (chargeable)

Public transportation

By train to Merano, then by bus to Falzeben.


From Merano to Hafling/Falzeben, large metered car park. Or from Naiftal by funicular railway to Merano 2000 (same approach from Merano).

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Horst Gamper

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    Eckart Estenfelder

    Heute die Tour gemacht - war traumhaft schön. Wir haben uns kurzfristig entschieden auf den Ifinger hochzugehen, statt nur zur Meraner Hütte und waren froh, uns so entschieden zu haben. Einfach nur Spitze. Abenteuerlich im obersten Teilstück - unglaubliche Weitsicht.