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Stubai mountain lakes: Freiger See (2.497 m)

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  • Freigersee
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    Photo: Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol, Stubai
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Lake Freiger lies just off the beaten track, at an altitude of 2,497 metres above sea level.
difficult
Distance 17.4 km
6:30 h
1,140 m
1,140 m
2,509 m
1,374 m
To the south, the remnants of the Grübl glacier stretch into the distance. To the south-west, its namesake, the Wilde Freiger, rises majestically to 3,419 m. This visually striking mountain is part of the Seven Summits Stubai, and can be scaled from several sides. Covering an area of just 23,450 m², Lake Freiger is just half the size of Lake Grünau, situated below it. Living conditions are extremely tough in high-altitude bodies of water such as these. The sheet of ice only disperses late in the year, and returns long before winter comes to the valley. Its fascinating green-blue tinge, is due in part to its extremely low nutrient content. As you can imagine, the scope of life at this height is limited. It is mostly dominated by algae and tiny lifeforms such as miniature crabs. For scientists, lakes found at such formidable heights are considered to be sensitive indicators of factors such as atmospheric pollutants, as well as both prehistoric and current climate events.
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Update: March 09, 2021
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Highest point
2,509 m
Lowest point
1,374 m
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Rest Stop

Bsuchalm
Nürnberger Hütte

Start

Nürnberger Hut car park (1,373 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.026519, 11.222067
DMS
47°01'35.5"N 11°13'19.4"E
UTM
32T 668847 5210507
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Destination

Parkplatz Nürnberger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Either travel by car to the Nürnberger Hut car park, where you’ll find numerous parking spaces, or by bus to the ‘Nürnberger Hütte’ stop.

The tour to Freiger See lake starts at the Nürnberger Hut car park. From there, follow the ‘Nürnberger Hütte’/‘Bsuchalm’ sign and hike up through the forest to the start of the Langental valley. You reach the Bsuchalm after about 45 minutes. The route then takes you on winding paths up to the Nürnberger Hut (total walking time: 3 hours). From the hut, initially you follow the Stubai High Trail in the direction of the Bremer Hut, but then leave the turnoff to the Bremer Hut on the left and briefly follow the trail in the direction of ‘Wilder Freiger’ until the ‘F.See-Roter Grat’ arrow sign indicates the next turnoff. The trail leads southwards up to a plateau, at the end of which Freiger See lake, which is relatively hidden, is nestled. Walking time from Nürnberger Hut: approx. 45 minutes. The same route leads back to the starting point.

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Public transport

Ab Hauptbahnhof Innsbruck direkte Busverbindung nach Neustift im Stubaital (Haltestelle Nürnbergerhütte).

Getting there

Von der Olympiastadt Innsbruck erreichen Sie das Stubaital in ca. 20 Minuten über die Brennerautobahn (Europabrücke), Ausfahrt Schönberg - weiter bis nach Neustift. Von dort weiter in Richtung Stubaier Gletscher, der Hüttenparkplatz der Nürnbergerhütte ist ausgeschildert.

Parking

Zahlreiche kostenlose Parkplätze beim Parkplatz Nürnberger Hütte.

Coordinates

DD
47.026519, 11.222067
DMS
47°01'35.5"N 11°13'19.4"E
UTM
32T 668847 5210507
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
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Distance
17.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,140 m
Descent
1,140 m
Highest point
2,509 m
Lowest point
1,374 m
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