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Lechtaler Alpen

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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B37 Zams am Inn » Memminger Hütte
  |   7h10   |   17.1 km   |   1832 m   |   361 m

This part of Via Alpina is simply wonderful. Right in the heart of the Lechtal Alps, with no forest road, no cars and no buses. Only a narrow path through the impressive Lochbach ravine, then over the alpine pastureland and finally the sharp Seescharte ridge between the mighty Seescharte and Parseier peaks.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Zams am Inn
764 m
| A  1.5 km / 0h20
763 m
| D  6.2 km / 2h25
1492 m
| D  1.1 km / 0h20
1556 m
| D  3 km / 1h00
1806 m
| D  3 km / 2h25
2594 m
| D  2.3 km / 0h40
Memminger Hütte
2234 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Ascent of the Paseierspitze peak (3,034m) via the Spielerweg trail (partly similar to a via ferrata), overnight stop at the Augsburger Hut. E5
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 3/3 Lechtaler Alpen, Parseierspitze ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 351 Lechtaler Alpen, Allgäuer Alpen ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 24 Lechtaler Alpen, Hornbachkette ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
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  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-24
    Petite erreur dans le texte précédent... lire verrou glaciaire :-)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Small mistake in the text above ... read ice bolt:-)
  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-24
    Longue et belle étape avec un dénivelé conséquent. Beaucoup de randonneurs croisés dans la raide montée du « schweinrucken », en fait un verrou glacière raide et bombé avec des pins de montagne pour seule végé pour s’accrocher !
    L’arrivée au Seescharte est spectaculaire ainsi que la traversée de la brèche ( cheminement sécurisé) avec la découverte des lacs et du vaste cirque ou est posé Memminger Hutte. Refuge complet avec beaucoup de randonneurs parcourant l’E5 en direction de Merano ou Bolzano.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Long and beautiful stage with uneven result. Many crossed the steep rise of "schweinrucken" hikers, makes it a steep and curved lock cooler with mountain pines for only vegetation ... and hang! The arrival Seescharte is spectacular and the crossing of the gap (trusted path) with the discovery of lakes and vast circus landed Memminger Hut. Full retreat with many hikers on the E5 in Merano and Bolzano.
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-25
    Monaco - Trieste
    Great location at Memminger Hutte, 10euros for a bed + cold shower and electricity
    First sip of lovely Franziskaner Weiss bier :-)
    Zams is reachable in less than 4h from Memmingerhutte. water stream and restaurant at Unterlochalpe, Haflinger horses.
  • philippe - 2010-08-05
    casse croute buvette a le schnaps offert pour les campeurs!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    casse croute a refreshment schnapps offered for campers!
Last update : 2011-06-28