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Winter Hiking recommended route

winter round Oetz - Piburg 400

Winter Hiking · Oetz closed
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  • Eislaufen am Piburger See
    Eislaufen am Piburger See
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Oetz, Ötztal
ZENTRUMSPARKPLATZ OETZ -> Elsinger Weg -> Piburger See -> Piburg -> ZENTRUMSPARKPLATZ OETZ
closed
moderate
Distance 8 km
2:30 h
385 m
385 m
1,057 m
769 m
The starting point is the center car park in Oetz. First you walk along the river to the Brandach Bridge, cross it and follow the path to Kohlstatt. From here follow the signs to the Lake Piburger See. The left side of the lake is flat and also prepared in winter and is therefore easy to walk along. The Piburger See is a natural jewel, embedded in the Piburger See nature reserve. There are many stories surrounding the lake. In cold winters, the ice cover freezes completely and is prepared and released for ice skating. Follow the path up to the village of Piburg. Here you have the option to turn left and follow the path to Seejöchl. At Seejöchl you can see the winter landscape and the Piburger See below you from a bird's eye view.  Walk the same path back to Piburg and from there you follow the quiet state road back to Oetz.

Author’s recommendation

From Mid-December to Mid-April you can take the ski bus from Piburg back to Oetz. The bus runs 4 times a day, the time schedule you can find on www.oetz.com 
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus Büro Oetz
Update: May 16, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,057 m
Lowest point
769 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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Oct
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Dec

Track types

Asphalt 16.08%Dirt road 8.52%Forested/wild trail 19.08%Path 31.11%Road 23.69%Unknown 1.48%
Asphalt
1.3 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
2.5 km
Road
1.9 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Gasthaus Seehäusl am Piburger See
Hotel Seerose
Restaurant Achwirt

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de

Start

Oetz Zentrumsparkplatz
Coordinates:
DD
47.202077, 10.897746
DMS
47°12'07.5"N 10°53'51.9"E
UTM
32T 643730 5229367
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Destination

Oetz Zentrumsparkplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is the center car park in Oetz. First you walk along the river to the Brandach Bridge, cross it and follow the path to Kohlstatt. From here follow the signs to the Lake Piburger See. The left side of the lake is flat and also prepared in winter and is therefore easy to walk along. The Piburger See is a natural jewel, embedded in the Piburger See nature reserve. There are many stories surrounding the lake. In cold winters, the ice cover freezes completely and is prepared and released for ice skating. Follow the path up to the village of Piburg. Here you have the option to turn left and follow the path to Seejöchl. At Seejöchl you can see the winter landscape and the Piburger See below you from a bird's eye view.  Walk the same path back to Piburg and from there you follow the quiet state road back to Oetz.

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 our 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 valley 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:
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.

Coordinates

DD
47.202077, 10.897746
DMS
47°12'07.5"N 10°53'51.9"E
UTM
32T 643730 5229367
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

Information Winter Oetz I available Information Oetz

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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

  • Winterweg Wellerbrücke 403
  • Winterrunde Sautens 401
  • Seejöchlround
  • Winter round Ebele 406
  • Winter path Habichersee 405
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
385 m
Descent
385 m
Highest point
1,057 m
Lowest point
769 m
Round trip Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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