You'll take the glacier railway to the middle station Fernau. Within five minutes you'll reach the Dresdner Hütte (mountain hut), which is the starting point of the hiking tour. Through the valley you'll hike towards the west side of the Grosse Trögler. Using easily accessible serpentines you'll be hiking uphill, only the last bit of the path will be more challenging. Once there, you'll be rewarded by a stunning view on the Stubai glaciers. A descent to the Sulzenauhütte will follow, which partially leads via exposed pathways and becomes even more dangerous in wet weather conditions.
- You're traveling a distance of 3 miles on this strenuous trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in Tyrol is 9 miles.
- Elevated between 7172 ft and 9400 ft, the hike is among the 10 highest elevated hikes in Austria. You're facing an uphill climb of 679 vertical meters on this hike.
- You shouldn’t forget to bring your hiking boots. There are some sections on the trail where sturdy footwear is required. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.
Coming from Innsbruck you'll be able to reach the Stubaital via the Brennerautobahn A13 (Europe bridge). Take the exit at Schönberg and continue to Neustift. At the end of the valley, you'll head towards Mutterberg to the valley station of the Stubai glacier railway or drive to the car park of the Sulzenau hut.
By public transport
From Innsbruck central station you'll be able to catch a direct bus link to Neustift (bus stop Mutterbergalm or Sulzenauhütte).