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R42 Lamsenjochhütte » Falkenhütte
  |   4h35   |   15.9 km   |   746 m   |   840 m

This stage leads into the heart of the Karwendel Alpine Park, offering magnificent outlooks over the Achensee lake and impressing with its proximity to the Laliderer Wall. The track from the Lamsenjoch hut to the Lamsenjoch pass is rather exposed, and needs to be sure of foot and free of vertigo. The greater Ahornboden plateauoffers a comfortable rest.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1942 m
| D  2 km / 0h30
Westl. Lamsenjoch
1921 m
| C  4 km / 1h00
1491 m
| B  2.5 km / 0h35
1202 m
| C  4 km / 1h40
1785 m
| D  2.6 km / 0h35
1764 m
| C  0.8 km / 0h15
1841 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Ascent of the 2,457m high Sonnjoch pass; a short-cut leads from the forest road to the Binsalm meadow through the wood down into the Eng valley, ending exactly at the Eng alpine inn/cafe. A steep and narrow trail.
Useful topographic maps
  • 5/2 Karwendelgebirge Mitte und 5/3 Karwendelgebirge Ost ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 321, Achensee, Rofan, Unterinntal ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 118, 119 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 26 Karwendelgebirge ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Karwendel-Geschichte(n) ~ Alpenpark Karwendel (ISBN )
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 01 "Nordalpenweg" ~ Styria (ISBN 3-222-11798-5)

Favourites, criticisms ? Make your personal comments on this stage. For more general notes please use the comments section of the page Over to the Via Alpinists.

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  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-01
    Mardi 19 juin 2018
    Rappel: la Falkenhütte est fermée pour cause de rénovation importante jusqu'à fin 2019. C'est pourquoi nous avions anticipé et sommes partis de Binsalm et avons poussé jusqu'au Karwendelhaus.
    Encore une grosse journée!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Tuesday 19 June 2018 Reminder: the Falkenhütte is closed due to major renovation until the end of 2019. That's why we had anticipated and left Binsalm and pushed to the Karwendelhaus. Another big day!
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    Belle étape. Accueil au refuge très sympathique (bien plus que l'étape précédente). Comme le précise Daniel, il vaut mieux réserver à l'avance en cette période.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Nice step. Welcome to the very friendly refuge (much more than the previous step). As Daniel says, it is better to book in advance at this time.
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    The map on my GPS (the one from Garmin) showed a campsite in Eng, but on that particular place there was a "no camping" sign. Again this is National Park, wildcamping is not allowed.
  • Tambrey - 2017-02-22
    If only there were more cleevr people like you!
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    Note that all the huts here are full of day-tourists and bikers in the Karwendel area during the high-season. Some huts will not even take a reservation if you don't call at least a week before arrival. If full, you will be put on a mattress on the floor.
  • Reinhard - 2013-08-16
    Die Passhöhe kurz vor der Falkenhütte wird auf dieser Seite mehrfach als "Spietissjoch" bezeichnet. Das ist wohl ein Schreibfehler: auf verschiedenen Wanderkarten heißt der Pass "Spielissjoch".
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The pass just before the Falkenhütte is referred to this page several times as "Spietissjoch". This is probably a typo: on different maps is called the pass "Spielissjoch".
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    16/6/11 Climbed Lamsenjoch Spietz, 3 hour return..excellent buttermilk and strudel at Binsalm
Last update : 2019-12-16