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Little Solstein - Highest Peak of the Nordkette



Long tour but worth it :)

Hiking Severe

31 km
2.6 km
2.6 km
1 day +
Low Point
864 m
High Point
2.6 km
Little Solstein - Highest Peak of the Nordkette Map

From the Maria-Therisia-Church (Hungerburg), the hike starts with a nice, somtimes quite steep track to the first waypoint: the "Achselboden". This should take you about 1,5h. I would hardly recommend to refill your Watersupplies at the well, because it's the last opportunity until you reach the "neue Magdeburger Hütte" (another 1,5h from there). On the way there, you may be able to observe an ibex. There's a pair of them living in this area. From the Magdeburger Hütte go back the way you came (just for a hundred metres or so) and continue your way on the "Höttinger Schützensteig" (2nd branch-off on the left (N); the first one is an alternative route), the 2nd real ascent since the "Achselboden", mixed with easy scrambling until you arrive at an Mountain saddle (~2h). Turn left (E) for the little Solstein (easy climbing; very fun and rewarding think I saw an eagle there, but not sure; ~45 mins) and right (W) for the big one (only ~15 mins from there). The descent starts at the big Solstein. Next destination: Solsteinhaus (3rd and last well) and from there to the train station in "Hochzirl" where you can take the train back to Innsbruck. (All-in-all ~8h)



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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