The starting point for this circular walk is the free parking in the hamlet Winklen. At the beginning you walk the street direction Unterried. Immediately after the first houses turn right and follow the signs to Wurzberg-Alm. There, the flat hiking trail leads to the districts Unterried, Lehn, and Oberried. From far away already visible is the Pestkapelle which drones on a hill. The Pestkapelle is one of the power spots in Längenfeld. That's why we take the slightly ascending path there. After a short breather the way back leads along the floodplain (the Ache) back to Winklen.
Since the path is mostly flat, it is also suitable for children.
Best time of year
Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers.
Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html
Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots.
Tips, hints and links
POI - Pestkapelle
Since plague victims were not allowed to be buried on the other side of the river in the 17th century, in 1661 the small filial church of the Holy Trinity was built - locals call the church also Bichlkirche or Pestkapelle - in the middle of the forest on Kropfbühel.
Winklen (1147 m)
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From Winklen you follow the signposts to Wurzberg Alm. Along the even trail past the hamlets of Unterried, Lehn and Oberried. A slightly rising section takes you to the PlagueChapel. Return to Winklen via Auenweg trail past the hamlet of Lehner Au.
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:
Parking in Winklen in front of the bridge near the electric shop Optimal - free
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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