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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 3

Ötztal Trek Stage 3

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m) –> Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m)
moderate
Distance 10.4 km
4:00 h
842 m
510 m
2,871 m
2,030 m
  • Route: Track, Climbing
  • Requirements: Endurance
  • Bergweg red Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Accommodation: Schweinfurterhütte, Winnebachseehütte
  • Acess / exit point: from Niederthai (Umhausen) to the Schweinfurt hut (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent); From Gries in the Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Winnebachsee hut (about 2.25 h ascent, about 1.75 h descent)
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Update: April 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,871 m
Lowest point
2,030 m
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Rest stops

Schweinfurter Hütte
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Ausdauer
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... above Winnebachseehütte is a rock climbing garden at 2360 Meter altitude.

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

Start

Schweinfurter Hütte (2,030 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.158191, 11.020081
DMS
47°09'29.5"N 11°01'12.3"E
UTM
32T 653121 5224723
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Destination

Winnebachsee Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

THROUGH ZWIESELBACHTAL VALLEY

Take the marked forest trail into Zwieselbachtal, following the signs to Winnebachseehütte. Hike past Zwieselbacher Sennhütte and continue through the verdant Zwieselbachtal Alpine side valley. The forest trail ends at 2150 meters altitude - then continue on the footpath through rubble and boulders. The trail eventually climbs through a scree slope on the right, which can be a bit difficult and tiring as there is no signposted route leading across the gravelfield. Good stamina required! In the summer months there is no ice or snow on the way to Zwieselbachjoch ridge which is located to the right of the glacier. To the west you can see the glacier-topped peak of Grieskogel. Once you have crossed the saddle, the trail descends quickly through Winnebachkar cirque until you reach Winnebachseehütte.

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

Umhausen-Niederthai  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

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen-Niederthai:
  • Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
  • Niederthai Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge
  • Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden (payable)
  • Parking Köfels (payable)

Coordinates

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47.158191, 11.020081
DMS
47°09'29.5"N 11°01'12.3"E
UTM
32T 653121 5224723
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 2
  • Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 4
  • Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
  • Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
  • Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
842 m
Descent
510 m
Highest point
2,871 m
Lowest point
2,030 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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