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From Galtür to the Friedrichshafener hut

Stage 5: the relaxation stage

The stage from Galtür to the Friedrichshafener hut is possibly the most relaxing and leisurely stage of the Paznaun High Route. Hikers are delighted: that way, they’ll have even more time to enjoy nature to the fullest and to get to know – and love – the Paznaun!

Details about the stage from Galtür to Friedrichshafener hut

walking time: 3.5 hours 
distance: 7 kilometres 
difference in altitude – ascent: 850 metres 
difference in altitude – descent: 250 metres
level of difficulty: moderate 
options for a stop: Friedrichshafener hut 
parking options: parking ground sports and cultural centre Galtür 

You would like to find out more about the classification of the stages and the hiking trails in and around Ischgl? Read more about the easy, moderately difficult and difficult hiking routes at the Paznaun! 

Route: from Galtür to the Friedrichshafener hut 

  • starting point is the village centre Galtür from where the hike leads towards the district of Außertschaffein at 1,560 metres above sea level and along a signposted trail to the Friedrichshafener hut 
  • at the flood and avalanche protection passage, you’ll continue on the road to the Friedrichshafener hut at 2.138 metres above sea level 

H3: Stage details as a download 

Download the route description via GPX Track onto your smartphone or tablet and find out more about the relaxation stage. 

Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – all stages
Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – stage 5 
Checklist Long-distance hiking (PDF-Download)

Lookout points and interesting facts about stage 5 

  • The hike from Galtür to the Friedrichshafener hut was set up by the Tyrolean flood and avalanche protection bureau.
  • You’ll find respective information boards along the trail – on them, you can read interesting facts about vegetation, forestry and control structures as flood and avalanche protection measures. 
  • When you’ve reached the information board passage, you’re right in the middle of the Verwall mountain range. Have a look at the opposite side of the valley! That’s where you’ll see the Samnaun mountain range where the previous hikes have already taken you. 


Well-prepared for the hiking adventure! 

Clothing, beverages, hearty snacks, a first-aid kit – do you have everything you need in your backpack already? Have a look at the checklist for long-distance hikes and find out! 

This leisurely hike is perfect to recuperate after the last few exhausting stages and to relax a little … But you still won’t have to make do without the beauty of the Tyrolean mountains right at your feet! Book your active holiday in Ischgl at the Paznaun and off you go on a hike!