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Winter Hiking recommended route

Schweinfurter Hut - Niederthai 322

Winter Hiking · Umhausen
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  • Winterwanderung Horlachtal
    Winterwanderung Horlachtal
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CAR PARK SENNHOF->Larstig Alm->Schweinfurter Hütte->CAR PARK SENNHOF

 

easy
Distance 5.8 km
2:00 h
493 m
1 m
2,033 m
1,540 m
Directly from the car park Sennhof you follow the wide forest road which takes you gently ascending into the valley next to Horlachbach brook. After about an hour you get to Larstigalm (1.778 hm) on the right. Another hour walk leads a bit steeper up to Schweinfurter Hut (2.028 hm) towering on a panoramic saddleback below Sömenspitze summit. In winter the mountains around the hut are among the quietest within Ötztal. Therefore the hut is considered a true heaven for the winter walkers, tobogganers, snowshoe hikers and ski mountaineers. 

 

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,033 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 0.23%Dirt road 78.71%Forested/wild trail 3.11%Path 17.92%
Asphalt
0 km
Dirt road
4.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
1 km
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Rest stops

Larstigalm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest 

The Ötztal Tourismus team will be happy to inform you personally about the nature of the winter hiking trails.

Oetztal tourism, T +43 5 72 00 400, umhausen@oetztal.com  

Tips and suggestions

More information about winter hiking can be found here

Start

Car park Sennhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.128232, 10.967691
DMS
47°07'41.6"N 10°58'03.7"E
UTM
32T 649234 5221292
w3w 
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Destination

Schweinfurter Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Directly from the car park Sennhof you follow the wide forest road which takes you gently ascending into the valley next to Horlachbach brook. After about an hour you get to Larstigalm (1.778 hm) on the right. Another hour walk leads a bit steeper up to Schweinfurter Hut (2.028 hm) towering on a panoramic saddleback below Sömenspitze summit. In winter the mountains around the hut are among the quietest within Ötztal. Therefore the hut is considered a true heaven for the winter walkers, tobogganers, snowshoe hikers and ski mountaineers. 

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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at 

Directions

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 vallly 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 Niederthai:
  • Car park Sennhof | chargeable € 5,00 per day from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm, more day ticket possible. The car park for people with handicap is free - please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car. Buses park for free

Coordinates

DD
47.128232, 10.967691
DMS
47°07'41.6"N 10°58'03.7"E
UTM
32T 649234 5221292
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Umhausen-Niederthai

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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

  • Höfle - Bichl - Platte - Niederthai 325
  • Winter hiking Trail around Niederthai - Niederthai 324
  • Horlachtal Loop Hiking Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Grastalweg - Jagdhütte - Niederthai 323
  • Wiesle - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
493 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
2,033 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Scenic Out and back Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Groomed snow

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