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R64 Tübinger Hütte » Madlener Haus
  |   3h55   |   10.5 km   |   394 m   |   598 m

As is the case for the entire Silvretta range, this stage is also high-alpine. The trail leads from the Tübinger Hut over the scarps of the Valgraggeskamm ridge to the Hochmadererjoch pass. Walk down along quite steep terrain and later through alpine pastures to the Kromerbach stream above the Vermuntstausee reservoir. From here, the walk to the Bielerhöhe pass and the Madlener Haus lodge continues with very few altitude variations.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Tübinger Hütte
2190 m
| D  4 km / 1h45
Hochmaderer Joch
2505 m
| C  6.5 km / 2h10
Madlener Haus
1993 m
Detailed route description
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Ascent of the Hochmaderer (2,823m): view over the entire Silvretta, the Verwall and the eastern Rätikon mountains. Ascent via the south-western side in 1h 30min, descent in 1h. Hikers must have mountaineering experience, be sure of foot and free of vertigo. 02 Zentralalpenweg
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 26, Silvretta ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 373 Silvretta Hochalpenstraße, Pitz Buin ~ Freytag & Bernd (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 169, 170 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 41 Silvretta-Verwallgruppe ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 02 "Zentralalpenweg", Sekt. Weitwanderer ~ Sekt. Weitwanderer (ISBN )

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  • Snoopey_65 - 2019-07-21
    Nicht die Jamtalhütte, sondern das Madlenerhaus.
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    Not the Jamtalhütte, but the Madlenerhaus.
  • Snoopey_65 - 2019-07-21
    Die Jamtalhütte ist wieder geöffnet. Schöne Zimmer, gepflegte Sanitäranlagen, sehr gutes Essen und sehr nette Gastleute.
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    The Jamtalhütte is open again. Nice rooms, well-kept toilets, very good food and very nice people.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-04
    Lundi 9 juillet 2018
    Etape assez alpine jusqu'au Hochmaderer Joch avec des passages dans des schistes ou des pierres qui peuvent être glissants, heureusement aujourd'hui non humides, plus simple dans la descente.
    La Madlener Haus est fermée, j'ai trouvé à l'hôtel Piz-Buin (80€ en DP), très classe, dîner super en qualité et quantité, et très arrangeant pour l'heure du petit déjeuner du lendemain matin. Vue imprenable sur le lac et le glacier de la Silvretta.
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    Monday, July 9, 2018 A fairly alpine stage to the Hochmaderer Joch with passages in shales or stones that can be slippery, fortunately today not wet, easier on the descent. The Madlener Haus is closed, I found at the Hotel Piz-Buin (80 € in DP), very classy, great dinner in quality and quantity, and very accommodating for breakfast time the next morning. Unobstructed view of the lake and the glacier of Silvretta.
  • Daniel - 2018-08-27
    The east-side of the Hochmaderer joch is not marked or secured on hard places. Parallel to that joch there is one that seems much easier.

    The Madlener Haus is definitely closed, it has been sold. Try one of the two hotels on the lake, or take the bus down to Galtür. (€3.60+€4.00 road tax) Opposite the bus stop in Galtur there is the tourist office, which will help you to get into one of the many private B&B's over there. Ideal place for a day's rest; you'll get a tourist ticket which will give you free bus rides and free entries.
  • John from bath - 2014-06-27
    The Madlenerhaus is closed until 2018, and is being used as a canteen for building workers. Accommodation is available at Piz Buin Gasthof +43 5558 4231 and the Silvretta Has.
Last update : 2019-12-16