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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 1

Ötztal Trek Stage 1

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Brandsee
    / Brandsee
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  • / Dortmunder Hütte
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m 2000 1500 1000 500 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Almhof Mareil Issalm
Ötztal Bahnhof (704 m) –> Marlstein –> Mareil –> Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)
Distance 18.6 km
6:30 h
1,561 m
315 m
1,949 m
690 m
  • Route: Climb, Footpath, Track
  • Requirement: Safety, condition, endurance
  • Mountain trail red
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Overnight stay, stop: Familiengasthof Marlstein, Almhof Mareil, Dortmunder Hütte
  • transfer, exit: Bus from Oetz to Kühtai

Author’s recommendation


Sattele (1.690 Meter) – Feldringalm – Faltengartenköpfl (2.184 Meter) –Feldringer Böden – Marlstein – Sattele
From Sattele along the forest trail to Feldringalm at 1888 m. Continueon the footpath towards Feldringer Böden to the summit cross of Faltegartenköpfl.
Beautiful vantage peak! Descend via Grünwaslkreuz to Marlstein. Back to Sattele starting point on the forest trail.
Level, walking time: easy hike, about. 4h
Altitude meters: 500 hm descent and ascent

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Update: April 08, 2021
Highest point
Dortmunder Hütte, 1,949 m
Lowest point
690 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Almhof Mareil
Dortmunder Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Kondition, Ausdauer
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... the Lake Amberger See is nestled in a wide basin shaped by the glacier?

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


Ötztal Bahnhof (692 m)
47.238208, 10.859486
47°14'17.5"N 10°51'34.1"E
32T 640737 5233312


Dortmunder Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions


The Ötztal Trek starts in Ötztal-Bahnhof on the main road, east of the village entrance at the construction deposit towards Larchet, Höpperg. Before you reach the chapel you keep to the right towards Grün until you turn right again at the junction to Höpperg. When you reach the houses, continue on the unsealed road until it descends and branches off to the left into the steep footpath. Passing the beautiful lakes of Brandsee/Amberger See, you hike towards Sattele where you take the marked trail to Marlstein. From Marlstein it‘s an easy downhill stretch to Mareil. Then follow Kaiser-Franz-Josef trail to the left of the road until you reach Dortmunder Hütte after another 200 altitude meters.
Optional: Overnight stay inMarlstein or Mareil.


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

Haiming 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



The following parking facilities are available in Haiming:
  • Haiming Sports center, center forecourt Billa shopping market
  • Haiming forecourt municipal office, Raftingeinsteiningtelle Ortsteil Magerbach, parking area Geierwand Ortsteil Magerbach, Tirolerbundstraße - Restaurant Oiler's
  • Ötztal station: railway station (paying)
  • Ötztaler Höhe - Trading center and terrain Area 47


47.238208, 10.859486
47°14'17.5"N 10°51'34.1"E
32T 640737 5233312
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Route 1
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  • Ötztaler Urweg
  • Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
  • Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 22
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18.6 km
6:30 h
1,561 m
315 m
Highest point
1,949 m
Lowest point
690 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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