Informationen zur Tour Hirzer hillwalk
- 5:00 h
- 740 m
- 750 m
- Max. height
- 2730 m
The walk starts at Saltaus from where you take the Hirzer funicular railway to Klammeben. From the railway mountain station walk – following signs for "Hirzerhütte" – first gently up a hill then back down to a beautifully situated shelter. From here, follow signs for "Hirzer" which take you to the European Long-Distance Trail (E5) which rises gently at first, later more steeply, to the upper gorge (2683 m). The final part is quite steep and stony but well maintained. Past the gorge, turn left into the Gebirgsjägersteig to the southern flank of the mountain and then zigzag up to the summit. For the descent, follow the same route.
Those not wanting to risk the ascent from the gorge can instead turn right to reach the Hönigspitz. An alternative descent route is via Höniggrat although this variation is slightly more exposed.
At Saltaus, Hirzer railway valley station
By train to Merano, then by bus to Saltaus.
Drive from Merano to Saltaus, free parking at the funicular railway station.