High above Matrei at the output of two Virgentals pastures regularly attract a significant crowd walking. The silent Zunigsee (2.112 m) und das Panoramafleckchen Ganitzle (2.196 m) are striking natural attractions, which are accessible to anyone with a bit of perseverance.

GPS Track

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From Prägraten or. Virgin coming, we take the car until shortly before Matrei; right by the bus stop going to the right lane to the whole hamlets or. Waier from. The not always visible signpost also shows a label "Zunigalm».

On a narrow street it goes quite quickly up to a parking lot "Guggenberg» about 1.150 m. If we're early, We are probably easily one of the few places, later in the morning it can be almost, see, not all farmers are happy, if above the street is zugeparkt!

The hiking trail starts a little lower for Zunigalm, So we have to go back on the road a piece. Who is paying attention, discovered near an old water mill red trail markers and not need to descend to the street. The narrow path leads only to a wide swing comfortably on a hillside along, But then a little steep for a short time through the forest to the top. The markings on the trees need to occasionally find something!

Soon the path joins the road to the pasture, and we can either follow this or choose the cozy little steeper Cutter. Thus we arrive at 2 to 2½ hours to Zunigalm (1.855 m), which offers us the popular sun terrace with panoramic views and hearty Almspeisen.

After a suitable pause we continue to Zunigsee. Directly from the terrace, we climb over a moderately steep trail in about an hour to this idyllic, the dark waves of the Great Zunig shaded mountain lake on.

Right now leads to a steep slope on the trail to the summit crest of the small Ganitzle, where we can enjoy a magnificent floral splendor at a modest wooden cross beautiful views from Virgen in summer.

Constantly falling slightly the way is now seeking a neighboring valley to. After about 1 Hour, we reach the Arnitzalm (1.848 m), a snack bar surrounded by a small, primitive Almdorfs. Again we expect hearty food from own production.

Only about 1 Hour, we still need to descend. Who's legs have become a bit difficult, will prefer the track, hearty, but also a bit tiring on the old, very bumpy road down.

We reach the scattered homesteads Guggenberg and go from here is a quarter of an hour on the road down to the parking lot.


  • Easy day trip, but because of the altitude a little endurance required. Times: up to approx Zunigalm. 2½h, zum See ca. 1h, about Ganitzle to Arnitzalm about. 1½h, Good descent 1h. Meters: As. 1.000m (!) the rise.
  • Make no fear.
  • No special experience is necessary. To cope with children and young people, if the endurance is present.

Short version

  • The two pastures can also visit in the shorter version: From Zunigalm almost precisely along the slope direction Arnitzalm (signposted), easier to pitch up slightly and then falling to always Arnitzalm (1hr to 1½ hours).