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Mountain Hike recommended route

Gaisberg glacier

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Gaisbergtal
    / Gaisbergtal
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  • / Wandern im Gaisbergtal
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  • / Gaisbergtal
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  • / Aussicht Hohe Mut Sattel: Gaisbergtal (li)
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OBERGURGL -> Gaisbergtal valley -> GAISBERG GLACIER
moderate
Distance 5.5 km
2:30 h
592 m
39 m
From Obergurgl towards Gaisbergbrücke bridge, then left on a huge switchback trail leading up to Neder. A level path travels into scenic Gaisbergtal valley. Walking uphill again, past the moraines and glacier snout of Gaisbergferner, you reach the stamp site. 
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Update: June 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870452, 11.027301
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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Destination

Gaisbergletscher

Turn-by-turn directions

From Obergurgl towards Gaisbergbrücke bridge, then left on a huge switchback trail leading up to Neder. A level path travels into scenic Gaisbergtal valley. Walking uphill again, past the moraines and glacier snout of Gaisbergferner, you reach the stamp site. 

 

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

Obergurgl 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 Gurgl:

 

  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.870452, 11.027301
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

  • Königsjoch - Obergurgl
  • Festkogl Obergurgl
  • Seelenferner - Obergurgl
  • Hochwildehaus - Obergurgl
  • Ramolhaus - Obergurgl
  • Langtalferner
  • Gurgler Schartl (Seiter Schartle)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
592 m
Descent
39 m
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