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Farst - Eagle's Nest of the Ötztal - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail • Umhausen
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Map / Farst - Eagle's Nest of the Ötztal - Umhausen-Niederthai
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UMHAUSEN -> carpark "Mure" -> foot of the "Engelswand" -> Farst ("Eagle's Nest of the Ötztal") -> UMHAUSEN
moderate
4.5 km
1:30 h
453 m
453 m
Farst sits enthroned like a little kingdom at 1,482 meters above Umhausen. High above the legendary Engelswand, visitors will be rewarded with breathtaking views and warm hospitality, as they venture up the steep, serpentine slopes. Farst is one of the oldest settlements in the valley, as early as the 13th century a Schwaighof was founded here. Access only to the foot of the mountain possible, then walk in 1 - 1.5 hours to Farst. A little secret for nature lovers is a climb to the Reich Alm (from Farst approx. 1 hour).

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1482 m
1019 m
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Rest Stop

Jausenstation Farst

Safety information

Medium-difficulty trail; 

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

 

Equipment

Suitable equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, hat, gloves if necessary, is required for all walks and tours. The transport of a first aid package, a mobile phone and possibly a hiking map is necessary.

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 

https://www.oetztal.com/hiking

 

Start

Umhausen, carpark "Mure" (1033 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.139600, 10.927460
UTM
32T 646152 5222479

Destination

Farst - Eagle's Nest of the Ötztal

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the carpark "Mure" in Umhausen (right in the center). From there you walk flat out of the valley over meadows and fields to the foot of the Engelswand - from there you walk the winding road up to Farst - the "Eagle's Nest of the Ötztal". Once at the top you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Umhausen and the surrounding area. If you want, you can still go over mountain meadows to the Reichalm. However, this is not managed. Alternatively, the hike can also be started at the foot of the Engelswand.

 

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

 

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:

carpark "Mure", free of charge

carpark "Bischoffsplatz", payable from 07:00 to 18:30

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
453 m
Descent
453 m
Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops

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