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Mountain Hike recommended route

Hildesheimer Hütte - Sölden

Mountain Hike · Sölden
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    Hildesheimer Hütte
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WINDACHALM --> Gaisstabel -->steiler Gaiskarweg --> HILDESHEIMER HÜTTE 

Distance 5.7 km
3:15 h
973 m
16 m
2,899 m
1,935 m

The Hildesheimer hut (2899m) was built in 1896 and is located in the Stubai Alps, surrounded by Zuckerhütl (highest mountain of the Stubai Alps) 3.505m, Schußgrubenkogel 3.211m, Schaufelspitze 3.333m, Stubaierwildspitz 3.340m, Gaiskogel 3.129m, Wilder Pfaff 3.458m, the Pfaffenschneide 3.498m

The hike will be started at the Windachalm / Fiegls hut. Through the wide Windachtal wanders up to the Gaisstabel material cable car.From here there are two possibilities of ascent: The Ludwig-Aschenbrenner-Weg has a slight but longer ascent and the Steep Gaiskar-Weg (as described here), as the name suggests, a steeper but shorter climb.

Author’s recommendation

In summer there is a taxi, which runs from Sölden to the Windachalm. So you save  the way from Sölden to the Windachalm. There is the possibility for a backpack transport with the material cable car.

Highest point
Hildesheimer Hut, 2,899 m
Lowest point
Windachalm, 1,935 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 57.93%Path 42.06%
Dirt road
3.3 km
2.4 km
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Rest stops

Fiegl's Hütte (Windachalm)

Safety information

 Red mountain trails are moderately difficult: some narrow and steep, but assured walking and climbing passages are waiting for hikers. The corresponding signs are in yellow basic color and have a red circle as a difficulty indication.


Suitable for sure-footed and experienced hikers;good physical condition, mountain experience and mountain equipment (see under equipment) necessary.


Please note the current weather report under Weather Sölden

Tips and suggestions

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


Windachalm - Sölden
46.960218, 11.060985
46°57'36.8"N 11°03'39.5"E
32T 656801 5202805


Hildesheimer hut

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike will be started at the Windachalm / Fiegls hut. Through the broad Windachtal you hike slightly uphill along a wide hiking trail to a beautiful wrought-iron signpost. There you follow the path until you reach the so-called Gaisstabel and the material cable car. From here, the Steep Gaiskar trail starts, as the name suggests, a very steep, narrow trail. Along the road you will reach the crossroads where the steep Gaiskarweg and the flatter Ludwig Aschenbrennerweg meet. From there it is only a few meters to the Hildesheimer hut.


The descent is via the same route or via the Ludwig Aschenbrennerweg (2.5 hours)


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



The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps 



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
    Parkgarage GaislachkoglbahnParkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


46.960218, 11.060985
46°57'36.8"N 11°03'39.5"E
32T 656801 5202805
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia 

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass # 042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1: 25.000


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.

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5.7 km
3:15 h
973 m
16 m
Highest point
2,899 m
Lowest point
1,935 m
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