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Hirzer hillwalk

San Martino (St. Martin) in Passiria Valley
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Informationen zur Tour Hirzer hillwalk

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  • Duration
    5:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    740 m
  • Altitude
    750 m
  • Max. height
    2730 m
The highest elevation of the Sarn valley ridge is a classic, typical Merano mountain. The Hirzer rewards hillwalkers with magnificent views of the peaks of the Texel group. A walk to the summit is a mountain experience without any particular difficulties.


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.

Starting point

Saltaus in Val Passiria

Target point

Saltaus in Val Passiria


At Saltaus, Hirzer railway valley station

Public transportation

By train to Merano, then by bus to Saltaus.


Drive from Merano to Saltaus, free parking at the funicular railway station.

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Horst Gamper

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    Veronika Singer

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    Sehr schöne Tour. Wir sind geübte Berggeher. Die Zeitangaben stimmen definitiv. Es ist teilweise ausgesetzt und leichte Klettereien dabei bzw. Strecken über Schnee und am Seil. Bitte nur als geübte Wanderer gehen und wenn man schwindelfrei ist.

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    katja sippl

    Bergerlebnis super. Die Tour beinhaltet allerdings einige Klettersteige. Trittsicherheit und Schwindelfreiheit sind absolut erforderlich

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    Kurt Kuppelwieser

    Nach der Scharte ist der Weg nur f?r ge?bte Bergwanderer geeignet. Der Weg ist teils ausgesetzt und nicht gesichert. Schwindelfreiheit ist Voraussetzung


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