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B38 Memminger Hütte » Holzgau
  |   5h15   |   19.9 km   |   200 m   |   1331 m

From the Memminger hut, this stage now takes you down into the Lechtal valley. Past the little village of Madau, in which precisely one inhabitant is registered, and out of the valley until you are just above Bach. Follow the sloping ridge and walk a few metres above the valley floor of the beautiful Lechtal, declared to the European Union as a Natura 2000 area in June 2002, to Holzgau.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Memminger Hütte
2234 m
| D  3.4 km / 1h25
1433 m
| B  3.7 km / 0h50
1296 m
| C  12.8 km / 3h00
1099 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Useful topographic maps
  • WK 351 Lechtaler Alpen, Allgäuer Alpen ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
  • 3/3 Lechtaler Alpen, Parseierspitze ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • Nr. 24 Lechtaler Alpen, Hornbachkette ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 114, 144 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Lechtal, eine Landschaft erzählt ihre Geschichte; Werner Gamerith ~ Tyrolia Verlag (ISBN )
  • Europäischer Fernwanderweg E5 ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-711-2)
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)

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  • Tof - 2014-12-26
    Trieste-Monaco le 6/8/14 (B37+B38)

    Départ de Unterlochalp. Superbe panorama de chaos rocheux jusqu'à l'arrivée sur les lacs de Memmingerhutte. Du monde sur ce chemin (E5 oblige). 2 bouquetins fondus dans les éboulis de la descente vers Memminger.

    De Memminger, belle descente pour rejoindre la vallée du Lechtal. Ensuite très long cheminement sur route goudronnée.

    Stop au-dessus du village de Bach. Bivouac dans une jolie hêtraie.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 06/08/14 (B37 + B38) Starting Unterlochalp. Superb panorama rocky chaos until the arrival of the lakes of Memmingerhutte. The world on this path (E5 requires). 2 goats melted in the debris of the descent into Memminger. From Memminger, beautiful descent to join the Lech Valley. Then very long journey on tarmac road. Stop above the village of Bach. Bivouac in a beautiful beech forest.
  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-24
    Longue étape de descente en direction de la vallée du Lechtal et en partie sur route forestière.
    Hébergement à Holzgau :
    Gasthof Baren (A coté de l’église et à proximité du sentier pour Kemptner Hutte)
    Tel : 0043 (0) 5633 5217
    0043 (0) 5633 5234

    Automatic translation [Google]
    Long stage of descent towards the valley of the Lech Valley and partly on forest road. Accommodation in Holzgau Gasthof Baren (Next to the church and near the trail Kemptner Hut) Tel: 0043 (0) 5633 5217 or 0043 (0) 5633 5234
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-25
    Monaco - Trieste
    Beautiful houses in Holzgau, worth staying overnight in one of the pension.
    Most of the E5 hikers take taxis in Holzgau to avoid the flat walk but in between Holzgau and Materialseilbahn (below Memmingerhutte)
    Between Holzgau and Madau, it is mostly road to follow but there is a variante called Hohenweg that can be followed, worth walking
  • Carol - 2013-11-01
    In Holzgau I’d heartily recommend Pension Knitel as a comfortable, somewhat funky, friendly budget accommodation.
Last update : 2011-06-28