General Information

A group of hikers walks silently across scenic Niederes Tal valley towards Martin Busch Hütte. On this beautiful route they can experience the escape of Tirol's Archduke in an authentic Alpine setting, divided into different stages and locations spread all over the untouched Alpine landscape. Text and music via earplugs. History is made here!

Production and Team

This truly outstanding Hiking Theater in the rear Ötztal valley is put on stage by Hubert Lepka and the ultimate lawine torrèn artistic network. The entire open-air sage play is a cooperation of lawine torrèn, Ernst Lorenzi and Ötztal Tourismus, supported by Tirol's local government, the Alpine Club and Austria's bm:ukk Ministery. "Friedl" is a quite unspectacular and unimposing production without any apparent technical effects or interventions. Maybe that's the reason why this theater play has so many startling effects.


Wandertheater Friedl of the empty pockets
Maid: Anna Maria Müller
Friedl: Ekke Hager
Unknown woman: Marion Hackl
Costumes: Andreas Haun
Script: Joey Wimplinger
Initiator: Ernst Lorenzi
Communication: Carmen Fender
Film: Stefan Aglassinger
Photos: Ernst Lorenzi, Lukas Allmaier
Idea and direction: Hubert Lepka (lawine torrèn)

lawine torrèn

Already since 1992, the lawine torrèn artistic team has been working as an open network of dancers, actors, multimedia artists and technical experts focusing on performances and special stages spread over huge natural ambiances: Alpine landscapes, airports, cities, forests and rivers play host to the most outstanding productions. Choreographies include not only men, animals and their habitats but also create a connection between films and theater plays. The cast can comprise three or three hundred people and machines, interacting in the most different ways. A precise artistic creation takes place in an authentic setting, within a strictly predefined range of time. Similar to a film, this timeline helps to synchronize the single actions and stages. Fiction does not depend on the interpretation of reality but on the perpetual capability - in other words: a choreographic reform.


Course of the Hiking Theater

Meeting point: 8.45 am, wooden hut behind "Hotel Vent". From there towards Rofenhöfe, past Hohler Stein excavation site and further across Niedertal valley, past Martin Busch Hütte (2501 m) to Marzellkamm.

At the hike's destination - Martin Busch Hütte - everyone meets for a nice get together. Hikers, local participants in the theater and actors talk about their experiences and impressions because during the hike everyone is silent, except the actors.


In-ear transmitter

On some stages of the play the spectators are quite close to the actors, on others they can see them only from very far away. But they won't miss a single word, a breathe or a sigh thanks to top modern in-ear transmitters which also send the sound track directly to the spectator's ear during the whole hiking theater.


Walking Time / Theater Time

The different stages are on the trail between Vent and Samoar (behind Martin Busch hut); there the stage play finishes around 2.00 pm.
The trail back took a walking time of approx. 2 hours; the difference in altitude is about 700 m and the trail is approx. 19,5 km.


Parking Area

Please use the parking area directly at the entrance of the village (charge: € 5.-) or at the valley station of Wildspitze chairlift.


Bus Schedule

Regular connections Vent - Sölden/Ötztal.

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