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Austria
Tirol
Schwaz
Schwaz
Mittleres Unterinntal

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R40 Loassattel » Schwaz
  |   6h05   |   15.7 km   |   652 m   |   1751 m

A stage offering great vantage points and ending in the silver-mining town of Schwaz lies ahead. The climb to the Kellerjoch hut is quite steep, but the cosy hut can satisfy all that a hiker’s heart could desire. Continue either via the old Alte Kellerjoch hut or following the ridge over the Kreuzjoch pass and Gratzenkopf, to arrive in the town of Schwaz, which became famous thanks to its silver mines.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Loassattel
1652 m
| C  2.5 km / 1h40
Kellerjochhütte
2218 m
| C  0.8 km / 0h35
Kreuzjoch
2335 m
| C  1.7 km / 0h25
Gratzenkopf
2057 m
| C  3.2 km / 1h05
Plumpmooshütte
1487 m
| BC  1.5 km / 0h45
Pirchneraste
1225 m
| BC  3 km / 0h45
Pfitscherhof
956 m
| BC  3 km / 0h50
Schwaz
550 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Ascent of the Kuhmöser, ascent to the 2,344m Kreuzjoch pass with chapel.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 5/3 Karwendelgebirge Ost ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 151 Zillertal, Tuxer Alpen, Jenbach, Schwaz ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Ök 50 119 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 28 Achensee, Rofan, Zillertal ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Schwaz-Portrait einer Tiorler Bezirksstadt, Hans Andreatta u. Klaus Kandler ~ Berenkamp (ISBN )
  • Der Schwazer Naturführer, Alessandra Sarti u. Reinhard Hölzl ~ (ISBN )
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  • Lolo - 2019-07-31
    Hebergement à Schwaz à Einhorn Schaller...très bien (56€ : nuit + petit dej). Resto fermé ce jour là.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Accommodation in Schwaz in Einhorn Schaller ... very good (56 €: night + breakfast). Resto closed that day.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-01
    Dimanche 17 juin 2018
    Descente aisée sur Schwaz (nous en avions fait la moitié la veille pour cause de difficulté d'hébergement!).
    A Schwaz, personne à la Pension Clara; il y avait la fête du village, peut-être en est-ce la raison?
    Du coup, nous avons filé jusqu'à Stanz, sur l'autre rive de l'Inn, pour nous rapprocher un peu pour l'étape suivante. Nous avons trouvé à l'Hotel Garni Appartments Kastner (130€ pour 3).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Sunday, June 17, 2018 Easy descent on Schwaz (we had done half the day before because of difficulty of accommodation!). In Schwaz, no one at Pension Clara; there was the village festival, maybe that's the reason? So, we went to Stanz, on the other side of the Inn, to get a little closer to the next stage. We found at the Hotel Garni Appartments Kastner (130 € for 3).
  • Eva - 2017-07-30
    Gamssteinhaus was closed (on a Saturday), but it's a great camping spot. Unfortunately I couldn't do the ridge hike to the Kellerjoch Hütte, the weather was too unstable, but there is a good alternative route that goes via Proxenalm.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    In Schwaz you will stay at Pension Clara, just some 100m from the stage end-point. €38 B&B. Ask anybody for the way. Or walk down to the river, and turn right 300m to the tourist office.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-24
    Depuis le refuge Kellerjochhütte, la variante par le Gratzenkopf est jolie mais beaucoup plus longue.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    From the refuge Kellerjochhütte, variant by Gratzenkopf is pretty but much longer.
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2012-03-28
    Compte tenu du trés mauvais temps et des prévisions météo, je n'ai pas souhaité dormir à SCHWAZ mais plutot avancer sur la prochaine étape R41...Je me suis finalement arrété au monastère Bénédictin de St GEORGENBERG-FIECHT. Ce soir là , il y avait de la place et j'ai été trés bien accueilli .
    J'ai également pris le repas du soir et le petit déjeuner dans un réfectoire de l'abbaye .
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Given the very bad weather and weather forecasts, I did not want to sleep SCHWAZ but rather the next step forward on R41 ... I finally stopped at the Benedictine monastery of St-Georgenberg Fiecht. That evening, there was room and I was very well received. I also had dinner and breakfast in the refectory of the abbey.
  • AV Hall - 2011-12-28
    Von der Rastkogel oder kellerjochhütte zweiegt der "INntaler Höhenweg" Richtung Innsbruck ab, das ist eine Variante des Roten weges, über Lizumer- und Glungezerhütte zum Patscherkofel. Details unter www.glungezer.at
    Automatic translation [Google]
    From the Rastkogel or Kellerjochhütte zweiegt from the "Inntaler trail" towards Innsbruck, which is a variant of the Red route, for about Lizumer and Glungezerhütte Patscherkofel. Details at www.glungezer.at
Last update : 2019-12-15