Hiking in Stubaital

Along the WhiteWaterTrail

A special natural spectacle can be found on the WhiteWaterTrail. Over three stages, you’ll experience the wide range of manifestations water takes on: from thundering waterfalls to small water meadows and marshes. A section of one of the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Stubaital leads right past our Tschangelair Hut.

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Discover the power of water

No wonder that we can supply our ponds for fish farming here with fresh, running mountain water. Along Ruetz river you’ll get to the raging and spectacular Ruetz Rapids, where you can marvel at the gorge created by the power of water. From there it’s just a few more steps to our Tschangelair Hut. All the way is barrier-free and thus optimally suited for a family outing!

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The trail begins in the WhiteWaterArena at the quarry in Ranalt at the banks of Ruetz River, leads through the spectacular Reutz Rapids to Tschangelair Hut and finally to the mighty, 85 m wide Grawa waterfall, the widest waterfall in the Eastern Alps. The entire first section can be easily negotiated with a pram and by hikers of all skill levels. Wheelchair users can negotiate the trail with some help.

The second stage leads from Grawa waterfall along the old, steep path in twists and turns Here, sure-footedness, good fitness and, most of all, good footwear are called for. After about an hour you’ll get to Sulzenegg and the associated Sulzenaualm (1,800 m), from where the path winds down almost to the base of the mightiest of the three waterfalls – Sulzenaufall. Along gentle twists and turns the path continues to Sulzenau Hut.

The third stage leads from Sulzenau Hut to the foot of Sulzenauferner Glacier. From there, the path follows the rising valley floor, past sandy alluvial areas close by the glacial stream. At the end of the WhiteWaterTrail you’ll get to the glacier lake and the glacier mouth. From here you have overwhelming views of the Sulzenauferner Glacier and the summit of the highest mountain in the Stubai Alps, Zuckerhütl.