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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 3

Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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Attention:

The original route of stage 3 is currently not passable due to road works between the Wiesle and the Untere Hemerachalm! In this area there is a local, signposted diversion via an existing forest path.

 

STAGE 3:

 

NIEDERTHAI –> Wiesle –> Hemrach Alm –> Dorf –> Ötztaler Ache –> Fischbach –> LÄNGENFELD

moderate
Distance 13.3 km
4:00 h
444 m
812 m
1,831 m
1,154 m

PICTURE-BOOK PASTURES

 

Pure mountain idyll can be found in the small Alpine village of Niederthai. Heading a little further it becomes even more romantic: at the heart of the forest and a nice-smelling mountain meadow there is a small chapel and an adjacent Alpine pasture called Wiesle. As in earlier years, as if time has stopped here. Also at the next stopover, the Hemrach Almen pasturelands, you will inhale this truly authentic flair in unspoilt surroundings.

 

The name of the area already describes the scenery, deriving from "the long field". Down in the valley close to the Strelesperre platform at Fischbach, visitors experience almost "elated moments" while watching the dancing swirls of the Fischbach waters, the biggest feeder brook of the Ötztaler Ache.

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Author
Maximilian Nösig
Update: January 31, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,831 m
Lowest point
1,154 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.68%Dirt road 3.87%Forested/wild trail 44.82%Path 42.62%
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1.2 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
5.9 km
Path
5.7 km
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Rest stops

Wiesle

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... in Gries / Sulztal valley several hot sulfur springs were discovered already in 1864? Längenfeld has become a world famous thermal spa region thanks to its beneficial and healing effects!

 

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

Start

Niederthai (1,540 m)
Coordinates:
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47.128295, 10.967629
DMS
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.5"E
UTM
32T 649229 5221299
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Destination

Längenfeld

Turn-by-turn directions

At the Niederthai Information office you turn right and take the road up the hill, past the houses and restaurants, always keeping right to the sports field in the hamlet of Lehn. A wide forest trail now leads to the left, a little steeper at the beginning, up to Mauslasattel. At its top it becomes flat again and at its end it leads down through dense forest.
If you want to take a break, follow the forestpath to Jausenstation Wiesle. The rustic snack station is located in a truly idyllic clearing.
On the descent you leave the meadow and continue on the forest path towards Längenfeld. If you want to go further right away, follow the route through the forest. Soon the path forks off, you take the left route in the direction of Längenfeld. On the ascending trail you pass Hemerachalmen huts, which are not serviced but invite you to take a break.
From there a forest trailtakes you down the mountainside to Längenfeld. On the valley floor you get to the hamlet of Dorf-Espan via an underpass. In Dorf you turn slightly to the right, past the houses in Espan and to Ötztaler Ache. From here you continue along the river shore of Ötztaler Ache, across the flat valley basin to Unterlängenfeld.
At Fischbach brooklet you turn left and follow the largest feeder of the Ache to the main road in Längenfeld. Along the sidewalk you enjoy a stroll through the center of the village.

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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

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 Niederthai:
  • Niederthai Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge

Coordinates

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47.128295, 10.967629
DMS
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.5"E
UTM
32T 649229 5221299
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
812 m
Highest point
1,831 m
Lowest point
1,154 m

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