Nürnberger Hut C to D

This via ferrata comes up to the trend of via ferrata nearby mountain huts, which makes a contribution to the revival of the „Hut tourism“.

Characteristic: A beautiful, relatively short and joyful “Ferrata” – though the long access maybe abates the motivation.

Difficulty: Difficult, C, starting C/D, others max. B/C

Best season: July-October

Duration/ Difference in Height

Access 2, 5 – 3 hours 1110 Hm
Fixed rope route 50 min. 140 Hm
Descent 2, 5 hours 1250 Hm


Equipment: Via ferrata set, helmet, mountain boots

Valley / Info: Neustift in the Stubai valley, 993 m, phone: +43(0)501881-0

Starting point: Parking lot Nürnberger Hut, south of Ranalt, 1375 m
Base: Nürnberger Hut, 2280m DAV, open from mid-June to End-September

Arrival: From Innsbruck on Brenner motorway A13 to exit “Stubaital” and over Neustift to Ranalt. Shortly after Ranalt on the left side there is a parking lot for hut visitors.
Train/Bus: Main station Innsbruck, bus to Stubai valley (bus station at the parking lot for hut visitors)

Access: 2,5 – 3 hours from parking on driveway (short cut on walking path) over a forest hill to B´suchalm (mountain restaurant). Further on with lots of hairpin bends over valley edge. In a crossing to the supply cable car and then on the right side upwards to Nürnberger Hut (900 Hm/ 2,5 hours). Short way after the hut (sign boards) you follow the marked path on the right side to the wall foot (green sign board); 15 min.

Route / Path course: Very steep at the starting (C/D), keeping to the right upwards and then along a ridge (C) in more flat area. Further on the left side of the following line (C), then more flat again and finally an upturn to the exit.

Descent: 2,5 hours; short way to a ridge (red arrow), then following the signposts to the “Niederl” descent path and descending on the right side to the hut and further on such as access.

Topo Nürnberger Hütte


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