Experience the Elements
Alpine Water in all its Breathtaking Forms
Experience the Elements
Alpine Water in all its Breathtaking Forms

WildeWasserWeg

The Wild Waters Up Close

The WildeWasserWeg trail offers a three-stage hike that leads walkers along the Ruetz towards the eternal ice and up to an altitude of 1,200m. Discover roaring waterfalls, sunny picnic areas, and insightful information boards along the way.

A roaring torrent, steep gorges, wooden bridges and platforms … a close encounter with nature at its purest. The 12km, three-stage WildeWasserWeg hike offers a thrilling experience of Alpine water in all its breathtaking forms.

Breathtaking …

… and extraordinary

And the winner is …

The WildeWasserWeg trail! Austria’s Neptun Water Prize for the environment and innovation, first awarded in 1999, went to the WildeWasserWeg in 2021. This showcase project is evolving continuously and, in 2021, quite literally ‘enchanted’ the panel of judges, who called it a ‘particularly successful example of how to use the element of water to create exciting educational experiences!’

Back in the summer of 2019, a further attraction was added to the WildeWasserWeg in the shape of the Grawa Observatory, an architectural marvel that allows visitors to become one with the untamed power of nature, especially on its accessible viewing platform.

WildeWasserWeg SPA Hotel Jagdhof

WildeWasserWeg Stages

Stage 1: Wildewasserarena – Ruetz Cataract – Tschangelair Alm – Grawa Waterfall/Grawa Alm

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 120m
  • Distance: 3.5km
  • Notable Sights: WildeWasserArena, Ruetz Cataract, Grawa Waterfall
  • Refreshment Stops: Tschangelair Alm, Grawa Alm
  • An easy path, family-friendly and pram/pushchair accessible, though older hikers and wheelchair users will require assistance

Stage 2: Grawa Waterfall – Sulzenau Alm – Sulzenau Hut

  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 660m
  • Distance: approx. 4km
  • Notable Sights: Grawa Waterfall, Sulzenau Valley, Sulzenau Waterfall
  • Refreshment Stops: Grawa Alm, Sulzenau Alm, Sulzenau Hut
  • Sureness of foot, good physical conditioning and suitable footwear required

Stage 3: Sulzenau Hut – Sulzenauferner (Glacier)

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 400m
  • Distance: 3km
  • Notable Sights: Blaue Lacke (lake), Sulzenauferner (glacier)
  • Refreshment Stops: Sulzenau Hut
  • Final stage of the WildeWasserWeg

Your Tyrolean Holiday Bonus, Valid from Mid-May to the End of October! The Stubai Super Card Offers Many Discounts and Benefits.

Stubai Super Card

Stubai Super Card

What goes up …
|| Free travel on the Stubai Gletscherbahn, Serlesbahnen, Schlick and Elferbahnen Neustift cable cars: 1 return journey per day
|| 30% discount on travel by taxi from Neustift to Oberiss
… must come down!
|| One summer toboggan ride in Mieders per week
|| Stubai Super Card holders enjoy a 30% discount on additional trips on the summer toboggan run in Mieders (only valid for single journeys) on their hiking holidays in the Stubai Valley
Extras for all ages
|| 30% discount on admission to the Stubai Glacier ice grotto
|| 30% discount on admission to the Telfes birds of prey sanctuary

… and many other benefits and discounts!

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Insider TIP

New trail!

The new addition to the WildeWasserWeg trail starts at Mutterberg (Eisgratbahn valley station) and follows the banks of the Ruetz for three kilometres to Grawa Alm, taking just under an hour. The trail is wide and accessible to all.

One-Hour Circular Walks: Roaring Spectacles

If you prefer a more leisurely pace or have limited time available, we recommend the following circular walks:

Option 1: Experience the waterfall up close by taking this new trail past the Tschangelair Alm and across a spectacular bridge over the Langetalerbach.

Option 2: This route follows the WildeWasserWeg up to Tschangelair Alm. Walk past the Alm, cross the stream then make your way back, either to the car park at the Ruetz cataract or to the Nürnberger Hütte bus stop.

Set off from Raffein Galerie. After about twenty minutes, you’ll reach the roaring Grawa waterfall. Continue towards the charming Grawa Alm restaurant, well worth a pit stop for refreshments. Just before you reach the Alm, cross over to the path on the other side of the stream to return to the bus stop or car park. This walk takes about 40 minutes.

Dive …

… in WildeWasser

365 Days a Year

Experience Stubai

Pure hiking pleasure in flower-filled, sun-soaked Alpine meadows. Vibrant autumn foliage and golden peaks just waiting to be conquered. Sparkling snowflakes and glacier skiing in the Stubai Valley. Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, the Relais & Châteaux SPA-Hotel Jagdhof in Neustift is the place to be for year-round enjoyment in Tyrol.

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