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Mountain Hikerecommended route

Wetterkreuz peak via Hochoetz

Mountain Hike · Oetz
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  • Wetterkreuz
    / Wetterkreuz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Aufstieg Rosskopf
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  • / Maningseee oberhalb der alten Bielefelder Hütte Hochoetz
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  • / Hochoetz
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PANORAMARESTAURANT HOCHOETZ -> Bielefelder Hütte -> WETTERKREUZ
moderate
Distance 3 km
2:30 h
571 m
1 m
2,591 m
2,020 m
From top station of Acherkogel Mountain Gondola further on to Bielefelder Hütte (2.150 m). A perfectly passable hiking trail leads to Wetterkreuz (2.591 m). To walk back you have many different possibilities: 

 

1) the same way

2) follow the miners trail to "Wörgetal" and Balbach Alm. Duration of the whole round tour 6 hours

3) hike down to the destroyed Old Bielefelder Hütte. This path is narrow and steep and requests alpine experience. From the old hut you can walk to Acherberg Alm and back up to the Panorama Restaurant. 

Author’s recommendation

If you are not free from giddiness, you can cross the flank below the Rosskopf peak. So you can avoid the short ridge walk.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,591 m
Lowest point
2,020 m
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Rest Stop

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Bielefelder 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: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,014 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.212045, 10.931843
DMS
47°12'43.4"N 10°55'54.6"E
UTM
32T 646285 5230538
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Destination

Wetterkreuz peak

Turn-by-turn directions

From top station of Acherkogel Mountain Gondola further on to Bielefelder Hütte (2.150 m). A perfectly passable hiking trail leads to Wetterkreuz (2.591 m). To walk back you have many different possibilities: 

 

1) the same way

2) follow the miners trail to "Wörgetal" and Balbach Alm. Duration of the whole round tour 6 hours

3) hike down to the destroyed Old Bielefelder Hütte. This path is narrow and steep and requests alpine experience. From the old hut you can walk to Acherberg Alm and back up to the Panorama Restaurant. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

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

Coordinates

DD
47.212045, 10.931843
DMS
47°12'43.4"N 10°55'54.6"E
UTM
32T 646285 5230538
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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

  • Mountain peak Rosskopf
  • Ochsengarten - Wetterkreuz peak
  • Faltegartenköpfl peak
  • Grünwaslekreuz peak
  • peak Faltegartenköpfl and Grünwaslkreuz
  • Zwölferköpfl peak
  • Mittertal - Wetterkreuz
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
571 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
2,591 m
Lowest point
2,020 m
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