Alpine Hiking Austria – Stubaier Höhenweg

Since I love being  outdoors, I have done several day hikes in the past. This August however, I decided to go for alpine hiking in Austria and did my first multiple-day hike.

The route is called Stubaier Höhenweg and consists of nine days of hiking from mountain hut to mountain hut. Since the Alps are immense and so different in character in the single regions I had some trouble deciding on where to go. So I based my selection on a few objectives: the tour needed to be easily accessible with public transport, it should be longer than a week, and it should contain several optional peaks, in case that hiking the plain route was not enough to make me happy (I rather like to leave some space in the upper end of the scale). I ended up with a quite popular trek around the Stubai valley close to Innsbruck, the Stubaier Höhenweg. I found it very worth the time, beautiful and moderately challenging. With a couple of tweaks and additions it amounted to approximately 100 km distance and about 10.000m elevation gain.

Hiking itinerary

These are the stages of the hike – on the pages you will find a detailed description of how things played out along the way

  • Day 1 – From Innsbruck to Starkenburger Hütte
  • Day 2 – From Starkenburger Hütte to Franz-Senn-Hütte via Gamskogel
  • Day 3 – From Franz-Senn-Hütte to Neue Regensburger Hütte via Basslerjoch
  • Day 4 – From Neue Regensburger Hütte to Dresdner Hütte via Mutterberger See
  • Day 5 – From Dresdner Hütte to Sulzenau Hütte with Aperer Freiger
  • Day 6 – From Sulzenau Hütte to Nürnberger Hütte via Gamsspitzl
  • Day 7 – From Nürnberger Hütte to Bremer Hütte with Innerer Wetterspitze
  • Day 8 – From Bremer Hütte to Innsbrucker Hütte
  • Day 9 – From Innsbrucker Hütte to Innsbruck via Habicht and Elferhütte


If you are interested in the pictures in a higher resolution, you can find the whole album here