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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 2

Ötztal Trek Stage 2

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Dortmunder Hütte
    Dortmunder Hütte
    Photo: Katharina Nösig, Ötztal
Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) - Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
moderate
Distance 10.7 km
4:00 h
926 m
843 m
2,778 m
1,948 m
  • Route: ascending, walking distance
  • Requirements: stability of the tread, basic degree of dizziness
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Dortmunder Hut, Schweinfurter Hut
  • Acess / exit point: bus from Oetz to Kühtai
    from Niederthai (Umhausen) to the Schweinfurt hut (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)

Author’s recommendation

 

 
 
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 25, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,778 m
Lowest point
1,948 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Dortmunder Hütte
Schweinfurter Hütte

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 suggestions

Did you know that…

... the dam of the water reservoir was filled with 4.5 million m³ of rock.

More details about hiking In Ötztal: oetztal.com/hiking

Start

Dortmunder Hütte
Coordinates:
DD
47.211631, 11.008200
DMS
47°12'41.9"N 11°00'29.5"E
UTM
32T 652068 5230638
w3w 
///marigold.ravished.distant

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

LIKE AN OCEAN IN THE HIGH ALPINE MOUNTAINS

At the entrance to Kühtai you follow the signs to “Finstertaler Scharte” or“ Schweinfurter Hütte”. The route climbs through lush meadows east of the access road to Finstertal water reservoir - with the mighty, 149-meter tall damalways in sight. After a steep stretch you continue along the access road to the crest of the dam. Follow the footpath along the eastern shore of the reservoir which has a capacity of 60 million cubic meters. At the southern end of thereservoir the trail climbs steeply towards Finstertaler Scharte.The 2777 meter high ridge affords spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest mountain, in the south. From the top the trail weaves down through Alpine pastures and then switchbacks along the brook to Schweinfurter Hütte which is beautifully nestled in the area where Horlachtal joins Zwieselbachtal.

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

At the railway station

Coordinates

DD
47.211631, 11.008200
DMS
47°12'41.9"N 11°00'29.5"E
UTM
32T 652068 5230638
w3w 
///marigold.ravished.distant
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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

  • Ötztal Trek Stage 3
  • Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
  • Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
926 m
Descent
843 m
Highest point
2,778 m
Lowest point
1,948 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route

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