3 - 4
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Park your car at the local football field or take the bus (nr.
590) from Innsbruck to the bus stop Bichl. From there you cross the river Ruetz and follow the road for a few turns uphill. As soon as you reach a smaller hiking trail on the left, follow it north-westwards through a smaller forest until you reach the Neder-Pfurtschell settlement. The route then continues left (south-westwards) of the building onto a smaller gravel road until you get the opportunity to follow a smaller trail on the right (west). Keep on following this lightly steeper trail through a lovely forest until it crosses a gravel road for the second time.
The trail then follows this road through some mellow terrain, until the Kaserstatter hut can be spotted.
The terrain of the Kaserstatter hut and surrounding meadows became political in the last years: The gondola operators of the stubai valley wanted to expand the resort through this terrain.
But their plans were canceled in late 2021 after resistance from residents. After a traditional Tyrolean meal you can take the same way back down to the car as uphill or, if you are motivated for some more hiking, you can keep on hiking uphill to the peak of the High (Hoher) Burgstall.
Led by the yellow signs you will reach the High (Hoher) Burgstall peak after around 700 vertical metres from the Kaserstatter hut.