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Alpine Tourrecommended route

Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut - Umhausen-Niederthai

Alpine Tour · Oetztal
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Winnebachseehütte Schweinfurter Hütte Zwieselbach Alm Kleinhorlachalm
CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Umhausen)->Horlachtal->Zwieselbachjoch->Winnebachkar->WINNEBACHSEEHÜTTE 
difficult
Distance 16.3 km
6:00 h
1,331 m
509 m
2,872 m
1,541 m
From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Highest point
2,872 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Schweinfurter Hut
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html 

Tips and hints

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

Start

car park Sennhof (next to the information) (1,540 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Winnebachseehut

Turn-by-turn directions

From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Note


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: http://fahrplan.vvt.at 

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 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Car park hamlet Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30

 

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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

  • Panorama Trail - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Breitlehn- und Kapuzinerjöchl (vom Ötztal ins Pitztal) - Längenfeld/Huben
  • Dortmunder Hütte - Schweinfurter Hütte
  • Atterkarjöchl 2976m - Längenfeld
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,331 m
Descent
509 m
Highest point
2,872 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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