Hühnerspiel

Gathering place for black cockerels

High up beneath the Brenner summit, lies an open, overgrown plateau with alpine roses and cranberry bushes. The glistening white Stubai Ice Caves can be seen in the distance. This scenic nature site is, however, the annual gathering place for black cockerels to mate, scuffle and ‘play about’ together. The peak mating season for roosters falls between late March and early June - which runs alongside the start of the hiking season. The roosters begin their courtship displays at dawn, as they try to impress with their posturing and chest thrusts, diverse sounds and exuberant leaps. They always take a break before sunrise, which hunters describe as morning prayer. Sunrise sees the start of the so-called ‘sun courtship’, which, including interludes of scuffling, lasts all day. Hühnerspiel therefore gives a whole new meaning to the concepts of nature and drama.

Round trip 1 (Krössbach / Oberegg – Milderaunalm – Hühnerspiel – Milderaunalm – Krössbach / Oberegg)

Starting and finishing point: Krössbach / Oberegg (1,136 m)
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude difference: 1000 m
Rest points: Milderaunalm (1,671 m)

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE POINT:
The tour starts at Oberegg car park (€ 4.00/day), above Krössbach. The car park can be reached by crossing the bridge opposite Gasthof Sportalm in Krössbach which heads towards Unteregg/Oberegg and then following the road for around 700 metres. If travelling by public transport, you go as far as the centre of Krössbach bus stop and the car park is approx. 15 minutes’ walk from there.

TOUR DESCRIPTION
The starting point is the car park in Oberegg, above Krössbach. The forest path climbs sedately for approx. 1 ½ hours up to Milderaunalm. From there, it is a further 1 ½ hour’s hike to the Hühnerspiel scenic nature site. The climb up runs directly from the mountain pasture to a grassy plateau, namely the Hühnerspiel. A swivelling seat at this natural beauty spot makes it possible to enjoy the panoramic views from every angle. The descent leads you down the same path for around 2 hours, via the Milderaunalm and back to Oberegg.

Round trip 2 (Milders / Start of Oberbergtal Power Station – Milderaunalm – Hühnerspiel – Milderaunalm – Milders)

Starting and finishing point:  Milders / Start of Oberbergtal power station (1,090 m)
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude difference: 1000 m
Rest points: Milderaunalm (1,671 m)

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE POINT:
The tour starts at the car park, at the power station in Milders. The car park is located 300 metres up the road heading towards the Oberbergtal. If travelling by public transport, the starting point is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Milders bus stop.

TOUR DESCRIPTION
The starting point is the car park at Milders power station, at the entrance to the Oberbergtal. The forest path climbs sedately for approx. 1 ½ hours up to Milderaunalm. From there, it is a further 1 ½ hour’s hike to the Hühnerspiel scenic nature site. The descent leads you down the same path for around 2 hours, via the Milderaunalm and back to Oberegg.

Sonnenaufgang beim Naturschauplatz Huehnerspiel Stubaital
Rundumpanorama von Naturschauplatz Hühnerspiel im Stubaital
Pärchen genießt Aussicht im Stubaital
Aussicht bei Naturschauplatz Hühnerspiel im Stubaital
Panorama bei Naturschauplatz Hühnerspiel im Stubai

Offer for your holiday in the Stubai valley

Stubai Super Card Package

26.05.2018 - 14.10.2018
  • 7 nights with breakfast or half board, or in a holiday apartment
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  • Stubai hiking map - all hiking trails, themed trails and mountain tours
  • Entrance to the musical events at the Stubai Musikkarussell in July and August
  • The guided electric bike tour of the week
  • 4 guided hikes from our weekly programme
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01.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
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  • Guided walks from our weekly schedule (Mon to Fri)
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