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Hiking Trail recommended route

Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg Hochoetz

Hiking Trail · Oetz
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PANORAMARESTAURANT HOCHOETZ -> Bielefelder Hütte -> Alte Bielefelder Hütte -> Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg -> SCHWEINFURTER HÜTTE
difficult
Distance 13.1 km
8:30 h
890 m
890 m
2,905 m
2,011 m
You take the Acherkogelcable car from Oetz or the Ochsengartencable car to reach the Panorama restaurant Hochoetz. 

From there you follow the road to Bielefelder hut. Behind the hut, the trail is quite steep. Beneath the top of Brunnenkopf you turn right and follow the track to Old Bielefelder Hut, this hut is destroyed.

You pass the ruin and follow the Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg. This is a black signed hiking trail, which is difficult. 

You pass by the Hochreichkopf and on the way to Hochreichscharte you have to cross a safety rope. From there you walk down to Schweinfurter Hütte.

Author’s recommendation

Old Bielefelder Hut, a very beautiful place with nice view. 
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,905 m
Lowest point
2,011 m
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Rest stops

Schweinfurter Hut
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Bielefelder Hütte

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com 

Start

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,011 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.211967, 10.931452
DMS
47°12'43.1"N 10°55'53.2"E
UTM
32T 646256 5230529
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Destination

Schweinfurter Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

You take the Acherkogelcable car from Oetz or the Ochsengartencable car to reach the Panorama restaurant Hochoetz. 

From there you follow the road to Bielefelder hut. Behind the hut, the trail is quite steep. Beneath the top of Brunnenkopf you turn right and follow the track to Old Bielefelder Hut, this hut is destroyed.

You pass the ruin and follow the Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg. This is a black signed hiking trail, which is difficult. 

You pass by the Hochreichkopf and on the way to Hochreichscharte you have to cross a safety rope. From there you walk down to Schweinfurter Hütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

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:

  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.

Coordinates

DD
47.211967, 10.931452
DMS
47°12'43.1"N 10°55'53.2"E
UTM
32T 646256 5230529
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • Bielefelder Hut
  • Hochoetz down to Ochsengarten
  • Hut tour Hochoetz
  • Kühtaile Alm
  • Acherberg Alm
  • Balbach Alm Hochoetz
  • Hochoetz - hiking down to Oetz via Stufenreich
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.1 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
890 m
Descent
890 m
Highest point
2,905 m
Lowest point
2,011 m
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