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Crossing through the Ellmauer Tor via Eggersteig trail


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5:45 h

1970 m

1050 m

8.1 km




Griesner Alm, 988 m


Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)

Tour description

Approaching from the north, this trail leads through the Steinerne Rinne to the majestic Ellmauer Tor.

Heading from the Griesner Alm, the approach (988 m) takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.

The Eggersteig trail (partly secured with steel ropes) leads from the north through the Steinerne Rinne cirque to the imposing Ellmauer Tor rock saddle. Enjoy a close-up experience of the powerful rock faces of the Fleischbank and Predigtstuhl mountains, taking in the fantastic view from the Ellmauer Tor as you look south over the main ridge of the Alps.
Tip: additional ascent to the Hintere Goinger Halt mountain at 2,192 m.

Descent: head south through the Ellmauer Tor and  through the Kübelkar cirque to the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut, continuing on to the Wochenbrunner Alm. You can also head across the delightful countryside on the Jubiläumssteig trail to reach the Gruttenhütte mountain hut and on to Wochenbrunner Alm.

Requirements: a good head for heights and surefootedness; HELMET for protection against rock fall
Recommended: climbing harness and via ferrata set for inexperienced climbers
A securing rope should also be used for children.
Eggersteig trail difficulty: A/B


  • The composition of the trail varies between forest roads, paths and rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes.
  • Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash
    Additions if required: climbing harness and via ferrata set
  • On the B176 in Griesenau at Gasthof Griesenau turn west into Kaiserbachtal. Pass the tollbooth and follow the road past the Fischbachalm to the car park at the Griesner Alm inn.
  • car park Griesner Alm (988 m) - free (toll road)

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