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Walking in the footsteps of Ludwig Ganghofer

Walking in the footseps of Ludwig Ganghofer
Ludwig Ganghofer (1855 - 1920), one of the
best-known regional authors of his time, spent
many weeks of the year in his hunting lodge
“Hubertus” next to the Tillfußalm in the Gaistal.
There he produced, amongst others, one of his
best-known novels “Das Schweigen im Walde”
(The Silence of the Woods). He also received
many prominent visitors from the worlds of art
and culture, such as Hugo von Hofmannsthal and
Richard Strauss. The income from his novels enabled
Ganghofer to lease one of the biggest hunting
areas in the northern Alps, the Gaistaljagd. Some
of the many mountain trails that were constructed
during his lease can still be found today. The popular
trail to the Ganghoferhaus has been named
after him and, as well as the lovely surroundings,
offers three traditional huts for a break along the
way: the Gaistal-, Tillfuß- and Hämmermoosalm.
The Ganghoferhaus can also be admired but only
from the exterior as it is not open to the public. The
many walking trails in the Gaistal are described in
the walking and cultural guide available at a price
of € 3.00 in all of the information offices of the
Olympiaregion Seefeld.

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Wandern auf den Spuren von Ludwig Ganghofer / Ganghoferweg - Gaistal