Wormser Höhenweg – Photo Journal

Wormser Höhenweg – Photo Journal

Located only a spirited yodel away from the Swiss border, the Wormser High Trail (Höhenweg in German) is an under-the-radar basic of southwestern Austria. I used to be advisable the path by Matthias Kodym, an Austrian nationwide who has trekked extensively each in his personal nation and all over the world. Beginning close to the village of Schruns, over its 20.6 km (12.8 mi) course, the Wormser Höhenweg traverses two picturesque passes and affords magnificent views of the glacially-sculpted Montafon Valley. It was the primary and shortest of 4 excessive trails I did in Austria in October 2019, the others being the Stubaier Höhenweg (see Trip Report, Guide & Gear List), Schladming Tauern Höhenweg, and the Berliner Höhenweg (see Trip Report & Guide/Gear List). 

Approaching the excessive level of the Wormser Höhenweg.

At a Glance

Distance:  20.6 km (12.8 mi)

Average Duration:  7-10 hours 

Difficulty Level:  Moderate

High Point:  2,418 m (7,933 ft)

Total Elevation Gain: 1,544 m (5,066 ft)

Start:  Wormser Hütte (reservations)

Finish:  Heilbronner Hütte (reservations)


The village of Schruns was my base for the Wormser Hohenweg. The people on the native customer heart had been form sufficient to let me retailer extra baggage there whereas doing the hike.

The much less taxing (however no much less scenic) strategy to go up and down between Schruns and Wormser Hut.

Wormser Hut – the official place to begin of the High Trail.

Leaving the hut behind, I quickly had the (momentarily snow-free) path to myself.

Gazing southwest over the Montafon Valley from a cliff-hugging part of path.

Red and white paint splashes marked a lot of the snow-sprinkled route.

MLD Burn (DCF) gazing out from Roßergjoch (2,306 m).

Soon-to-be-frozen lake beneath Dreier Peak (2,321 m).

Heading southeast from Roßbergjoch.

Late-season blueberries had been an sudden bonus.

Alpine junction on the midway mark (roughly).

Loney hut perched on a grass ledge above the Valschavielbach river valley.

Late afternoon reflections

Later afternoon silhouettes

I cut up the Wormser Hohenweg over two days. On the primary, I walked round 5 hours and camped near the Valschaveiler Jochili (Tarptent Aeon Li pictured). On the second day, I awoke to drizzly circumstances and completed the trek a few hours later at a fog-draped Neue Heilbronner Hutte.



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