Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) –> Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m)
DORTMUNDER HUT(1,949 m) -> SCHWEINFURTER HUT (2.028 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
Exit of the hut, exit: bus from Oetz to Kühtai; From Niederthai (Umhausen) to the Schweinfurt hut (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)
Best time of year
Dortmunder Hütte Schweinfurter Hütte
Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten
It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
Dortmunder Hut (1.949 m) - Schweinfurter Hut (2.028 m)
Like a Sea in the Alps
From Dortmunder Hütte at the entrance to Kühtai you follow the signs to “Finstertaler Scharte” and/or “Schweinfurter Hütte”. At first the route travels almost flat through beautiful pasturelands, later it climbs through the meadows east of the access road to Finstertaler Reservoir of which you can see the mighty, 149 meter tall dam. After a short but 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 the reservoir the trail climbs steeply towards Finstertaler Scharte. The 2777-meter high mountain pass affords spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including Ötztaler Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest mountain, and Mieminger Chain. From the top of the pass the trail weaves down through meadows and pasturelands and then switchbacks down to Schweinfurter Hütte. The large refuge is beautifully nestled in the meeting point of Horlachtal and Zwieselbachtal valleys.
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
Silz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
At the railway station
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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