The hike starts at the sports center in Unterlängenfeld. Walk towards the campsite, cross the Ötztaler Ache river and hike on to the Pestkapelle. Follow the hiking trail in direction Oberrieder Stabele and soon branch off in direction Teufelskanzel on the Duringweg. The viewpoint "Teufelskanzel" is only a short detour. On the way, original signposts, brilliant water games over rocks and beautiful views surprise you in Längenfeld. First gently then a bit steeper you descend to the district Astlehn from there you return to the starting point.
On this way you meet two power places. Plague Chapel and Teufelskanzel - the perfect track to recharge your batteries.
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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:
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.
Starting from the sports center in Längenfeld, follow the road to the campsite. From there you hike along the forest path over the bridge of the Ötztaler Ache to the Pestkapelle. At the Pestkapelle you follow the wide forest road to the turnoff to Duringweg/Teufelskanzel. From here, the forest trail turns into a steep track. Now you stay on the trail along the Duringweg until the path slowly descends again towards Astlehn. From Astlehn take the path along the Ötztaler Ache back to the starting point.
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:
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 facilities are available in Längenfeld:
Sports center - (soccer field and swimming pool) - free of charge
next to the old fire station (entrance to campsite) - free of charge
Parking at the end of Längenfeld - (Naturpark Haus) free of charge
Vis a vis Ötztal Tourismus (small number of parking spaces) free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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