Stage 5 | Difficult Route Welcome to the Axamer Lizum
FROM THE BIRGITZKÖPFL TO THE MUTTERER ALM
Route day 5
Altitude profile 5
Welcome to the Axamer Lizum
The Axamer Lizum is particularly known for winter sport. In 1964 the area with its snowy slopes, turned into a venue for the Olympic Winter Games. During summer the region convinces with fewer crowds of people and well-maintained paths for hiking. Be ready for mesmerising views over the rocky towers of the Kalkkögel, also called the ‚Tyrolean Dolomites‘ due to their resemblance to the South Tyrolean mountain region.
Via Halsl to the Birgitzköpflhaus
Today‘ s stage leads first from the car park of the Axamer Lizum to the peak Halsl. At the legendary ridge you will cross over to the valley Stubaital with an excellent view to the prominent summit of the Serles – also called ‚Tyrol‘s high altar‘ due to its three-stage structure. Take now a steep track in opposite direction until you have reached the alpine hut Birgitzköpflhaus at almost 2,100m. A big sun terrace, a cosy fire place room and Tyrolean specialities will help you recharge your batteries for the upcoming descent.
Descent via the Muttereralm
Starting from the Birgitzköpflhaus you follow an Alpine path towards the hut Muttereralm, with a magnificent view over the valley Inntal and the mountain range Nordkette. You hike below the peak of the so-called Zwölferspitze and Priemeswand. About one hour later you will reach a second hut – have a short rest if you want. Continue along the beautiful trails, through the forest down to the village Mutters. The small town is only 7 km away from Innsbruck and offers a picture of rural, down-to-earth charm.