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Cross-border hike to the Heidelberger cabin in Val Fenga (Fimbatal).

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Grenzüberschreitende Wanderung zur Heidelberger Hütte im Val Fenga (Fimbatal).
difficult
Distance 27.2 km
11:30 h
1,587 m
1,587 m
Begin your route from Samnaun Dorf through Val Masauna and past "at the waterfalls". Since the Sulnerferner has strongly withdrawn, the volume of the waterfalls has also become smaller. You continue by steeply ascending over the Zeblas pastures to Zeblasjoch, where you cross the state border to Austria. After a slight descent, the trail climbs again to Fuorcla Val Gronda, the highest point of the hike. A detour to Piz Val Gronda with the mountain station of the new cable car (operated only in winter) and the 360° panoramic view is worthwhile. From now on, we hike back on Swiss territory down to the Heidelberger cabin, always with Fluchthorn in view. The German cabin on Swiss ground is kept by an Austrian (mid-June to mid-September). The foundations of prehistoric alpine cabins, which were excavated in 2007, are located just above the Heidelberger cabin. After a rest, you continue along the path leading  through the Fimba valley to Gampen Alp (A), where another steep climb back to Zeblasjoch awaits you. Take the same path back to return to Samnaun Dorf.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 04, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,752 m
Lowest point
1,822 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour has been evaluated under favorable weather conditions. Current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the tour starts.

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch

www.heidelbergerhuette.at

Start

PostBus stop Samnaun village, post (1,827 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.945308, 10.362474
DMS
46°56'43.1"N 10°21'44.9"E
UTM
32T 603687 5199987
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun village, post

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Samnaun village through the Val Masauna over the Zeblas meadows to the Zeblasjoch
  • After a short descent again slightly uphill to Fuorcla Val Gronda
  • A detour to the Piz Val Gronda possible
  • Continue to Heidelberger Hütte
  • The path leads through the Fimba valley to the Gampen Alp
  • Another steep climb to the Zeblasjoch
  • Same path as the ascent to Samnaun village

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to PostBus stop Samnaun village, post office (line 921, hourly connections)

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela pass into the Lower Engadine on H27, from Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in direction Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
  • From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, there direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L34

Parking

Parking Chasa Riva at the entrance of Samnaun village, at Musella or Votlas

Coordinates

DD
46.945308, 10.362474
DMS
46°56'43.1"N 10°21'44.9"E
UTM
32T 603687 5199987
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 Samnaun 1179 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 - Ischgl 1159 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01159-2

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.2 km
Duration
11:30 h
Ascent
1,587 m
Descent
1,587 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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