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Page Type: Route

Location: Haut-Rhin / Vosges, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 48.04870°N / 7.01900°E

Object Title: Ammeltal

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Easy

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Jun 24, 2003 / May 11, 2005

Object ID: 158246

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Startpoint is Mittlach, the last village in the Vallée de Munster. Mittlach can be reached from Colmar over Munster and Metzeral.

Route Description


Park in Mittlach in the center of the village near the Hotel Valneige. Cross the river Fecht and walk up the rue d'Erbersch. Near the Ferme Neff take at the right the path marked with blue triangles (Chemin du Kastelberg). Climb along a little torrent in the forest. Cross 3 times the little waterstream. Beautiful views on Mittlach. You pass near a 400 years old beech. Take the forest road to the Koepfle on the left on 50 meters and turn to the right. The path becomes steeper and crosses bilberry fields, furns and pastures. View on the Petit Ballon, Schnepfenried. At the edge of the forest take the path on the right (blue cross). Straight you can reach in 10 minutes the Ferme Auberge du Kastelberg. You arrive at a little collar with a chalet, the Kerbholz. From here you can contemplate the Hohneck and the rocks of the Spitzkoepfe. Take at the left the path direction Schiessroth (blue rectangles). This path crosses the Wormsawald and the Ammeltal, is wild, steep; the most difficult passages are securised with cables. You arrive at the basis of the Spitzkoepfe after crossing a big moraine. Pass quickly the fissure of the third Spitzkopf (danger of stonefall). On the right you can climb on the top of the first Spitzkopf (beautiful view on the Fischboedele lake). Follow then the path to the Schiessrothried lake and then at the right (don't cross the dam) the path to the Fischboedele lake (beautiful lake in a wild athmosphere). From here take the forest road and after 300 metres the path through the Vallée de la Wormsa at the right (red rectangles). This valley is a typical post glaciar valley with a U form and a lot of moraines. Cross 4 woodbridges (waterfall). After some sheperd huts, take the path at the right which leads you to your startpoint Mittlach.

Essential Gear

Telescopic sticks useful.


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