The Floitengrund (Floitental)


From Ginzling, to the south-east, the Floitengrund branches off, called "Floite" by the locals. It is just like the Gunggl on Mayrhofner municipality area
and is not inhabited as an alpine and excursion area all year round.

Blick in die Floite "Sulzenalm"

The elongated valley can perhaps be described as one of the most magnificent side valleys. Those who wander through the Floite in the shallow light of the sunrise or in the late afternoon experience the wildly romantic character of the Trogtales with its steep, rocky sides, the ravines and barely walkable Karen in a special way.
The coronation is the steeply ascending valley top with the torn Floitenkees and the imposing three-thousand-meter peaks. The height difference between the valley floor and the mountain peaks is about 1700 m. In the spring or in the event of storms, huge Muren, Rock falls and avalanches from the walls and ravines are thundering, leaving wild stone deserts on the valley floor, sometimes even pushing the Floitenbach into a new bed.

In a folk song it is not for nothing:

„A da Floit‘, a den Grobn, hot’s die Weglang vatrogn,
hot’s die Steglang ausgschwoabt, obr a Schneid hot’s ins gloapt.“

From Ginzling, hikers and mountaineers can still drive by car to the Tristenbachalm, near which there is a water version of the Zemmkraftwerke and a parking lot. From there, a pleasant gravel road leads over the Sulzalm to the Ibex Hut, which has been torn away from the avalanche in the past few days. 

Via the Bockachalm and the Baumgart Alm you continue to the end of the valley. On the right hand a bridge leads over the rushing Floitenbach to the Mörchnerscharte.

This trail is part of the 30 km long track of the Ibex March, which leads from Ginzling to the Berlin hurt, and through the Zemmgrund to the Gasthof Breitlahner and demands all the participants. On the left side, you get to a well-laid path over a steep step to the 2228 m high Greizer hut. For the troubles of the trail, the mountaineer is rewarded with a magnificent view of Floitenspitzen, Tribbachkopf, FELSKÖPFL and Mörchner.

For hunting in the Floitengrund:

Floite and Gunggl were considered to be wild hunting grounds very early on. According to Otto Stolz (history customer of the Zillertal), a document from the year 1383 reports that the Duke of Bavaria possessed a "Gejaid" in the Floite. In the year 1509, Emperor Maximilian had leased the Ibex in the Floite and Gunggl for life and three years. Cows were only allowed to graze on low pastures and do not carry any bells, and no alpine song or call should be heard in order not to disturb the stone blocks. The Princes of Auersperg, who built a hunting lodge in Ginzling around 1914, were very popular huntsmen, proved to be great patrons of the parish church.


Berggipfel in der Floite:

floite_berge1.jpg floite_berge.jpg

Mineralien aus dem Floitengrund:


Amethyst  |  Pyrit                                                                                                               

Bergkristall  |  Periklin 


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Further information can also be read at: Wikipedia.org


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