Difficulty of trails

Classification of hiking trails in the Alpine region - valid for dry, summer weather conditions



Simple hiking trails in the Sauer settlement area and the adjoining forest area, which lead through flat terrain and have no steep inclines.
Requirements: No special requirements, can be walked with running or street shoes. No special equipment is required to move around. The path can also be walked without a hiking map.


Mountain hiking trails where a certain degree of surefootedness is necessary. Steep steps, watercourses, narrow passages, grass tiles and earthy basins caused by flooding can be found on these paths.
Requirements: A minimum level of orientation is required. Hiking/trekking/mountain boots that reach above the ankles and have good tread soles are recommended. A hiking map (topographical map) of the respective area is recommended.


Difficult mountain hiking trails and alpine paths that are secured in exposed areas with ropes, artificial stairs, ladders, chains, etc. Here the hands are used for locomotion and to support balance. The path structure is not always clearly visible as such. In some cases there are exposed areas with a risk of falling, scree terrain, sloping grass, rock or rocky terrain. Old snow may have to be expected under certain circumstances.
Requirements: Appropriate mountain experience is required here. You should also be familiar with using an accurate hiking map (topographical map). Hiking/trekking/mountain boots that reach above the ankle and have good tread soles are absolutely necessary. Safety ropes, artificial steps and the like should not cause any problems on the descent. Hiking poles are sometimes a hindrance here.