Stage 4/high route Paznaun Stage 4/high route Paznaun

From Ischgl to Galtür

Stage 4: the “Obertaler Traum-Etappe”

The name says it all when it comes to this stage – the “dream stage”: it’s truly a dream hike through the idyllic mountain and meadow landscape. Stunning panoramic views and lots of other highlights reward every hiker for the challenging ascent from the first second onwards. 

Details about the stage from Ischgl to Galtür

  • walking time: 7.5 hours
  • distance: 16 kilometres
  • difference in altitude – ascent: 1,800 metres
  • difference in altitude – descent: 1,600 metres
  • level of difficulty: moderate 
  • options for a stop: Larein Alpe hut at 1,860 metres above sea level
  • parking options: Silvretta parking ground, parking garage Ischgl, parking ground sports and cultural centre Ischgl 


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 Ischgl to Galtür

  • starting point of this hike is the parish church Ischgl – from there, you’ll hike up towards the intermediate station 
  • past the suspension bridge “Kitzloch” further on to the Rauhen Kopf at 2,478 metres above sea level; you’ll get there after a 2.5-hour-long, exhausting ascent through the forest and past the hunting lodge at the Tschamatschkopf at 2,066 metres above sea level 
  • towards the valley along the ridge, there is another descent to the Außerbergli at 2,080 metres above sea level and the Innerbergli at 2,066 metres above sea level 
  • from the Innerbergli, there is a one-hour descent to the Larein Alpe at 1,860 metres above sea level 
  • continue on to the Stafali pond and along the Galtür high route towards Galtür

Stage details as a download 

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

Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – all stages
Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – stage 4 
Checklist Long-distance hiking (PDF-Download)

Lookout and photo points along the dream stage

  • once you’ve reached the Rauhen Kopf – Ischgl’s backyard mountain – it’s time to relax: enjoy nature, the successful hike and the impressive view! During good weather conditions, you can see all the way from the Bielerhöhe to Imst in Tyrol. 
  • From Innerbergli, you should definitely take a little detour to Lake Berglisee. You’ll reach this idyllic mountain lake with deep blue water within 15 minutes. 

Well-prepared for the hiking adventure! 

Almost 2,000 metres of difference in altitude – that’s how many you’ll cover during this hike. Have a look at the checklist to make sure your backpack is filled with everything you need for the dream stage! 

From the valley up the mountain, to a mountain lake and back to Galtür – are you ready for pure hiking fun? Or do you have any other questions about the Paznaun High Route and stage 4? Please contact our hiking experts at the tourism office Paznaun-Ischgl!