Hiking & Mountaineering in Vent

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Peace & silence...

...those are synonymous with Vent - where the roads end the hiking trails start. Enjoy a lovely walk up to Rofenhöfe, the Eastern Alps' highest permanently settled farmhouses promising both adventures and nature exploration. Cross the thrilling suspensions bridge or visit the Haflinger horse breeding. Climb beyond 3000 meters above sea level and start your high Alpine peak conquest.  A holiday in Vent is simply a unique experience!

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Ötztal Trek Stage 02

Long Distance Hiking • Tirol Central
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  • Dortmunder Hütte
    / Dortmunder Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
    / Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 02
2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Dortmunder Hütte Finstertaler Stausee Finstertaler Scharte

Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) –> Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m)

moderate
10.7 km
4:00 h
898 m
801 m
DORTMUNDER HUT(1,949 m) -> SCHWEINFURTER HUT (2.028 m)
  • Route: ascending, walking distance
  • Requirements: stability of the tread, basic degree of dizziness
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Dortmunder Hut, Schweinfurter Hut
  • Exit of the hut, exit: bus from Oetz to Kühtai; From Niederthai (Umhausen) to the Schweinfurt hut (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2778 m
1945 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Dortmunder Hütte
Schweinfurter Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Dortmunder Hut (1945 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.211631, 11.008200
UTM
32T 652068 5230638

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Dortmunder Hut (1.949 m) - Schweinfurter Hut (2.028 m)

Like a Sea in the Alps

From Dortmunder Hütte at the entrance to Kühtai you follow the signs to “Finstertaler Scharte” and/or “Schweinfurter Hütte”. At first the route travels almost flat through beautiful pasturelands, later it climbs through the meadows east of the access road to Finstertaler Reservoir of which you can see the mighty, 149 meter tall dam. After a short but steep stretch you continue along the access road to the crest of the dam. Follow the footpath along the eastern shore of the reservoir which has a capacity of 60 million cubic meters. At the southern end of the reservoir the trail climbs steeply towards Finstertaler Scharte. The 2777-meter high mountain pass affords spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including Ötztaler Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest mountain, and Mieminger Chain. From the top of the pass the trail weaves down through meadows and pasturelands and then switchbacks down to Schweinfurter Hütte. The large refuge is beautifully nestled in the meeting point of Horlachtal and Zwieselbachtal valleys.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Silz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

At the railway station
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
898 m
Descent
801 m
Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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