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R41 Schwaz » Lamsenjochhütte
  |   5h30   |   16 km   |   1464 m   |   71 m

After crossing the River Inn, the silicate subsoil changes to limestone. This soon becomes obvious upon entering the Karwendel Alpine Park. Mountain pines take over above the tree line of closed woodland and you will reach the Lamsenjoch hut at the foot of the mighty Lamsenspitze peak after a walk over increasingly rocky terrain.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
550 m
| A  3.2 km / 0h50
641 m
| BC  3.5 km / 1h20
Jhtt. Hinterwies
938 m
| BC  4.5 km / 1h25
1348 m
| C  4.8 km / 1h55
1942 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Ascent of the Lamsenspitze peak on the newly built via ferrata, detour to the Stallenalm pasture, crossing of the river also possible further uphill.
Useful topographic maps
  • 5/3 Karwendelgebirge Ost und 31/5 Innsbruck Umgebung (1:50.000) ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 151 Zillertal, Tuxer Alpen, Jenbach, Schwaz u. 321 Achensee, rofan, Unterinntal ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 119 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 26 Karwendelgebirge ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Karwendel Touren II - Wandern im Risstal ~ Alpenpark Karwendel (ISBN )
  • Karwendel-Geschichte(n) ~ Alpenpark Karwendel (ISBN )
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 01"Nordalpenweg" ~ Styria (ISBN 3-222-11798-5)
  • Zu Fuß über die Alpen ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 3-7654-4206-2)

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  • Kat - 2023-06-21
    If you have time, experience, good conditions and autonomy, I'd consider jazzing up the next 3-4 stages with detours or higher altitude variations. These are magnificent mountains and it's a shame to be walking 4wd tracks in the (nonetheless beautiful) valleys.
  • Martin - 2019-08-23
    Wir laufen die Via Alpina in Richtung Triest.

    Deshalb haben wir nicht in Schwaz, sondern auf der in 1130m Höhe liegenden Kogelmoos übernachtet. Damit wird die Etappe zur Kellerjochhütte sehr entspannt. Die Wirte sind sehr freundlich und es gab den besten Kaspressknödel unserer diesjährigen Tour zu essen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    We walk the Via Alpina towards Trieste. That's why we did not spend the night in Schwaz, but stayed at Kogelmoos, 1130m above sea level. Thus the stage to the Kellerjochhütte is very relaxed. The hosts are very friendly and they had the best cheese dumplings to eat on this year's tour.
  • Lolo - 2019-08-02
    Etape : Schwaz / Eng.
    Magnifique cirque à Eng.
    Nuitée à Eng (44 € : petite chambre avec douche + très bon petit dej) . Ok pour 1 nuit.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Stage: Schwaz / Eng. Beautiful circus in Eng. Overnight in Eng (44 €: small room with shower + very good breakfast). Ok for 1 night.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-01
    Lundi 18 juin 2018
    La Falkenhütte de l'étape R42 est fermée jusqu'à fin 2019. Nous avons donc dû revoir le découpage des étapes. Nous sommes allés jusqu'au gîte de Binsalm, en nous arrêtant toutefois à la Lamsenjochhütte, où nous avons apprécié une bonne soupe chaude.
    Nous avons même eu la chance de découvrir une harde de chamois avant d'arriver à Binsalm!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Monday, June 18, 2018 The Falkenhütte of stage R42 is closed until the end of 2019. So we had to review the cutting of the stages. We went to the Binsalm guesthouse, stopping however at the Lamsenjochhütte, where we enjoyed a good hot soup. We even had the chance to discover a chamois herd before arriving in Binsalm!
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    A Schwaz, nous avons dormi au gasthof Einhorn Schaller. Très bien.
    L'organisation à Lamsenjochhutte n'est pas la meilleure car il faut attendre 16h30 (et faire la queue...) pour connaître son dortoir, régler repas et petits dej... Comme l'étape est assez courte il faut patienter.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In Schwaz, we stayed at the Gasthof Einhorn Schaller. Very well. The organization in Lamsenjochhutte is not the best because it is necessary to wait for 16:30 (and queuing ...) to know his dormitory, to settle meals and breakfast ... As the stage is rather short it is necessary to wait.
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    The hiking path is closed due to falling stones. The alternative is the mountainbike trail (fahrweg).
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    We arrived at Lamsenjochhutte on 15/6/11, and climbed the Spitze the next morning.
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    The hut at Lamsenjoch rents via ferratta gear--so we climbed the Lamsen Spitze. Wonderful
Last update : 2019-12-16