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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 1

Ötztaler Urweg E1 Ötztal Bhf - Oetz

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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STAGE 1:

ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF –> Inn/Ötztaler Ache –> AREA 47 –> Brunau –> Ambach –> Auer Klamm –> Oetzerau –> OETZ

easy
Distance 10.3 km
3:30 h
370 m
287 m
1,033 m
678 m

LUSH GREEN ALPINE MEADOWS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF A MIGHTY 3000 METER HIGH PEAK

 

Not far from the small village of Ötztal Bahnhof you can indulge in one of Europe's probably trendiest and coolest outdoor adventure worlds. The adrenaline-seeking guests find a truly unique adventure paradise at the AREA 47, located directly on the white waters of Ötztaler Ache amidst a gigantic landslide area. Dizzy heights and ultimate thrills are guaranteed on exciting trails and activity paths. Unlimited outdoor fun between the rushing Ötztaler Ache mountain brook, the wildly romantic Auerklamm ravine and abandoned castle ruins.

 

The scenic remains of Auenstein Castle are towering high above Oetz - the destination of this stage - on a huge crest formed by glacial polish. An ancient connecting route leads from the Auerklamm ravine up to the castle. Breathtaking mountain landscapes and steep rock walls await you here in the foothills of splendid Acherkogel peak, the Eastern Alps' northernmost mountain higher than 3000 meters. Down on the valley floor, there are myriad lovely places and scenic Lake Piburger See encircled by lush meadows and Alpine pastures at the heart of the rockslide area.

 

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Maximilian Nösig
Update: January 28, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,033 m
Lowest point
678 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.74%Forested/wild trail 49.09%Path 38.36%Road 0.79%
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1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
5.1 km
Path
4 km
Road
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Area 47

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... the Tschirgant mountain massif was struck by a severe earthquake in prehistoric times? Back then up to 300 million cubic meters of rock fell down and blocked even some parts of the Ötztal on the opposite side.

 

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

Start

Ötztal Bahnhof (693 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.237698, 10.859018
DMS
47°14'15.7"N 10°51'32.5"E
UTM
32T 640703 5233255
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage starts at the main square in Ötztal-Bahnhof. There you hike along Ambergstraße and Wassertalstraße and then turn right into a gravel path, underpassingthe bridge over the river Inn. Cross Ötztaler Ache mountain brook and turn left. At the AREA 47 outdoor hot spot you turn right, walking from Ötztal‘s riverside road to the hamlet of Brunau.
Then the trail continues to the Ötztal Tourismus Info Point.There you take the hiking trail on the left, leading along the unique Auer Klamm - the Alps‘ undisputed canyoning paradise. High above the ravine you cross a wooden bridge which leads over the pristine Auer Klamm.
Shortly before you reach the small hamlet of Oetzerau, you walk past the hidden remains of the Auenstein castle ruin. In Oetzerau you cross the road and follow a meadow trail towards Oetz. Slightly downhill, you continue through wooded areas and past small hamlets.
You enjoy a marvelous view from the viewing platform at „Hexenplatte“ whichis located about 5 walking minutes to the right, off the trail. The way down also leads past the parish church above Oetz. The stage ends in the old villagecenter of Oetz.

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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

Ötztal Bahnhof is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in the Inn valley. 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 Ötztal Bahnhof:
  • Parking Train station - subject to charges
  • Ötztaler Höhe - free of charge

Coordinates

DD
47.237698, 10.859018
DMS
47°14'15.7"N 10°51'32.5"E
UTM
32T 640703 5233255
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 1
  • Ötztal Trek Route 1
  • Ötztaler Urweg
  • Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
  • Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 22
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
370 m
Descent
287 m
Highest point
1,033 m
Lowest point
678 m

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