Culinary route Friedrichshafener Hütte

Parking lot Friedrichshafener Lodge (Valzur district) along the shortcut to the lodge

The Friedrichshafener Lodge is a well-maintained mountain inn, built form natural stone, located at 2,151 m in the Verwall Alps, about 700 metres in altitude above Mathon. From the starting point - the parking lot of the Friedrichshafener Lodge in Valzur district - the route leads along the shortcut up to the lodge in about two hours. The first part of the route passes through the forest, then impressive views open up above the treeline towards Ischgl and Galtür with their local mountains "Rauer Kopf" and "Gorfenspitze".

If this route is too steep for you, we recommend the alternative road way which is also suitable for off-road prams and less steep. The route winds its way along 16 curves up to the lodge. A small lake right by the lodge perfectly tops off the scene and provides refreshment on hot summer days.

Those staying overnight in Galtür can also get to the Friedrichshafener Lodge along the impressive route, covering 1,000 meters in altitude (not suitable for prams).

Parking lot

  • Parking lot Friedrichshafener Lodge in Valzur (free)

Route distance

  • Distance (round trip): 13 km
  • Highest point: 2,138 m
  • Lowest point: 1,544 m 
  • Total elevation gain: 760 metres in altitude 


  • In just under 2 hours you'll reach the Friedrichshafener Lodge
  • Level of difficulty: red – medium tour 

Way back

  • same way back 

Dates of operation:

  • mid of June to 4th of October 2020