Take the Venetbahn gondola up the first section and then follow the path to the first summit, the so called Glanderspitze. Once there, continue hiking along the ridge across the Wannejöchl until you reach the Kreuzjoch. Follow the path downhill in the direction of the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm. When the path joins a forest road turn left to Larcher Alm, which is an ideal stop for some refreshments. Continue hiking along the so called alter Almweg (old trail) past the Winkl hamlet to the village centre of Wenns. From there, catch the public bus to Mittelberg Wendestelle [turning bay] bus stop. Follow the agricultural road in the direction of the catered mountain hut Gletscherstube for the last 1,000 metres in altitude. The road then leads to a steep path up to the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte. You have reached your destination for the day!
Take Venetbahn gondola up the first section of the hike and then follow the panoramic path to the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm. Once there, follow the steep path behind the hut and continue to the catered mountain hut Galfun Alm. Once there, descend in the direction of Piller.
From your starting point follow the valley hiking trail [Talwanderweg] into the valley to Mittelberg. This is an easy hike along the bottom of the valley. From Mittelberg the hike will get more difficult. Follow the agricultural road in the direction of the catered mountain hut Gletscherstube for the last 1,000 metres in altitude. The road then leads to a steep path up to the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte.
Follow the path downhill to the second crossing. There are two alternative routes from here to the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte.
1st route: follow the path further downhill until you reach the hamlet of Plangeroß. Once there, follow the valley trail [Talwanderweg] to Mittelberg.
2nd route: Hikers with alpine experience can follow a high route, the so called Cottbuser Höhenweg, which is partially equipped with fixed ropes until you reach the top station of Rifflseebahn gondola. Continue hiking down to the catered mountain hut Taschach Alm and then descend to Mittelberg.
Both variants of the hike join up again in Mittelberg. Once there, continue the last 1,000 metres in altitude up to the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte.
This alpine stage starts at the catered mountain hut Verpeilhütte, then continues across Kühgrübl past the so called Madatschtürmen [Madatsch towers] to the Madatschferner glacier, which you will follow along its southeastern edge. Once there, continue on a steep fixed ropes course up to the Aperen Madatsch Joch ridge. The ca. 4 hour descent is similar to a fixed rope course across a mountain crest to the catered mountain hut Kaunergrathütte. Please note: this stage requires alpine experience!
This long and demanding stage starts at Piller. Hike in the direction of Fuchsmoos and further on to the hamlet of Lachwies. Just before you reach the houses, a narrow path forks off to the left and leads to the catered mountain hut Aifner Alm within approximately 2.5 hours. It crosses several forest roads. Once there, continue hiking along the panoramic trail in a southern direction enjoying magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. For the next 2 hours approximately you will stay on an altitude between 2,000 and 2,200 metres until you reach the catered mountain hut Falkaunsalm. From there, a high route, the so called Dr AngererHöhenweg will take you to the catered mountain hut Gallrutt Alm within ca. 1 hour. Remain on this route, which will now get more strenuous and exposed. After another 3.5 hours of hiking you will reach the catered mountain hut Verpeilhütte as your destination for the day.
For all those who wish to master the E5 without using any public transport or mountain railways the hike starts at the valley station of Venetbahn gondola in Zams. Ascend to the top station of Venethbahn following the Ladner Steig trail. Once there, follow the panoramic trail to the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm at 2,017 metres above sea level. Continue on the path behind the hut towards the catered mountain hut Galflun Alm. Once there, descend to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm and continue along the so called alter Almweg [old mountain hut trail]. This trail passes the hamlet of Winkl and leads to the village centre of Wenns, which is your destination for this day.
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