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Mountain Hike recommended route

Vorderer Sulzkogel 2796m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld · Open
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GRIES -> Sulztalalm -> Ambergerhütte -> VORDERER SULZKOGEL
Distance 8 km
4:30 h
1,160 m
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The Sulztal branches at Längenfeld in the Ötztal in an easterly direction. Gries in the Sulztal is the starting point for many easy and intermediate tours. A summit tour leads to the Vorderes Sulzkogel and offers views far beyond the Stubai Alps to Italy and the three thousand meter peaks of the Ötztal Alps. From the parking lot at the end of Gries follow the path to the Sulztal. From the crossing of the Vögelasbrücke the slope increases noticeably. After a few hairpin bends you pass the mark Nisslam. Here you keep straight and follow the valley deeper into it. After about 1 hour walk you reach the Sulztalalm. The further way runs pleasantly uphill to the last piece before the Amberger hut which has a noticeable slope. Directly behind the hut is the ascent to the summit. This is done on a climb over a few serpentines to a small plateau. Continue up the wide mountain ridge - towards the striking summit. Shortly before reaching a scree field, we keep left on a terrain shoulder out. About Blockwerk in the southeast flank of the summit, briefly over two insured with wire ropes steep steps and continue in numerous turns steeply uphill to the mighty summit cross.

Author’s recommendation

  • It is possible to go to Amberger Hütte by mountain bike. Instead of a long descent, a fast descent awaits you.
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Update: June 28, 2021
Highest point
2,730 m
Lowest point
1,570 m
Best time of year

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:

Tips and hints

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

Just below the Amberger hut is a small lake with sulfur spring.


Gries (1,570 m)
47.071350, 11.021110
47°04'16.9"N 11°01'16.0"E
32T 653449 5215075


Vorderer Sulzkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the Sulztal, with its raging glacier brook, on a broad farm track to the Sulztalalm (1,898 m). Continue gently uphill to the almen soils of the rear Sulztalalm until after a bend in the mountain Amberger Hütte (2,136 m). Behind the hut over steep meadow alpine pastures to Sulzeck. In the steep terrain follow the trail signs, which lead directly to the summit of the Sulzkogel. Descent on the same route.



all notes on protected areas

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:


Getting there

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



The following parking spaces are available:
  • at the outskirts of Gries - chargeable


47.071350, 11.021110
47°04'16.9"N 11°01'16.0"E
32T 653449 5215075
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.


Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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4:30 h
1,160 m
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