Hike to the Finzalm & Esterbergalm alpine huts from Wallgau


This mountain hike to the Finzalm & Esterbergalm alpine huts from Wallgau offers unique landscapes, incomparable panoramic views and cozy Bavarian snacks. At this popular hiking destination in the Ester mountains, you will experience alpine nature at "only" 1,200 meters...

Highlights of the tour

  • Visit the fascinating Finzbachklamm gorge
  • Panoramic view of the surrounding mountain environment
  • Bavarian snacks at the Finzalm & Esterbergalm alpine huts

Tour description

From Wallgau, you will first follow farm roads. After reaching the edge of the forest after about 1.5 kilometers, follow the forest road, which leads up steadily to the Finzalm alpine hut. The landscape here consists of varied, mixed woodlands, as it does throughout the Karwendel and Ester mountains; innumerable tree species are represented, such as pine, larch, beech, maple, ash, alder, linden, elm and sallow. Even along the roadside, there is fanciful and colorful nature to be found. After a short climb, a sign points to the left to the Finzbachklamm gorge. From the highest point on the tour, you will find wonderful views into the deep gorge. Passing by the Finzalm alpine hut (operated part-time in summer), you will cross various small tributaries of the Finzbach river. Wherever you turn your ear, you will hear the murmurs, rushing and gurgling of water. From the Farchanter Alm alpine hut, the Esterbergalm alpine hut is only 15 minutes away.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Finzalm alpine hut (operated part-time in summer)
  • Farchanter Alm (summer only)
  • Esterbergalm alpine hut (closed Wednesdays)

Trail numbers

  • 450
  • 452
  • 464

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
You can also ascend to the Finzbachklamm gorge and the Finzalm alpine hut from the hiking parking lot on Krottenkopfstraße in Krün. The various starting points of the hike can also be reached with the tourist and hiking buses of the Alpenwelt Karwendel region, free of charge (with guest card).
Parking options
  • Parking lot at the "Haus des Gastes" (guest house) in Wallgau (free with parking permit)
  • "Krottenkopfstraße" hiking parking lot in Krün (free with parking permit)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from May to October
  • Finzalm alpine hut operated only in spring and autumn
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 09.01.2019 15:17:00

tour data

  • Duration: 03:30 h
  • Distance: 11,5 km
  • Altitude: 334 m
  • Difficulty:Moderate


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