A REAL HOLIDAY PARADISE
Gaistal valley – A pasture paradise
The romantic valley of Gaistal stretches from the district of Klamm in Oberleutasch westwards into the alpine world between the Mieminger chain and the Wetterstein mountains. Here you will find numerous hiking and biking tours for every taste and every level of fitness. Whether leisurely along the Leutascher Ache and alpine meadows, whether challenging up to a mountain peak or one of the higher alpine pastures - in any case you will be rewarded with great views and can enjoy the beautiful nature. After a tour, of course, a cosy stop for a break is also part of the experience. There are many opportunities to reward yourself with a cool drink and a hearty meal at one of the many alpine pastures and huts in the Gaistal valley before setting off on your way back.
This glorious high valley is, on the one hand, renowned for its many mountain pastures where animals graze during the summer months and, on the other, as a unique, pristine mountain habitat. This area still boasts vast living territories for roe deer, red deer and chamois, while golden eagles nest in the walls of the Wetterstein mountain range. The Gaistal Valley was also one of the favourite places of the renowned poet Ludwig Ganghofer, whose hunting lodge was situated above the pastures of the Tillfußalm mountain hut. With his famous novel „Das Schweigen im Walde“, he paid a worthy tribute to the valley. He wrote many other works in his hunting lodge Hubertus, a place in which he liked to retreat, seek relaxation and indulge in his passion of hunting.
Good to know for public travel with line 433 (Seefeld - Leutasch/ Weidach - Gaistal):
Line 433 (Seefeld - Leutasch/ Weidach - Gaistal) operates from July to October and from December to March. The guest card PlateauCard and in winter a valid cross-country skiing ticket are valid as public transportation tickets on this line. Otherwise, the VVT tariff guidelines apply for this route (more info here).