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Every hike starts with the first step: accurate tour planning. The following list makes it easy to select a suitable hiking destination in the Oetz Region. From easy family loop walks on the valley floor and gentle ascents to mountain pastures to demanding peak conquests - there is something for all ages and preferences. A must see - in every season and for all the family - is the natural jewel Piburger See & its 9 treasures. Several stages of the popular long-distance hiking trails, Ötztal Trek and Ötztaler Urweg, lead through the Oetz Region. Study the routes now, lace up your hiking boots, get ready for the adventure!
Braunschweiger Hütte (2.758 m) –> Mainzer Höhenweg –> Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m)
BRAUNSCHWEIGER HÜTTE (2.758 m) –> MAINZER HÖHENWEG –> RÜSSELSHEIMER HÜTTE (2.328 m)
Course: Climbing, Path Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, endurance, high alpine experience; Mountain route black, intersection alpine route Difficulties: extremely long tour, several times glacier passages (columns), assured passages; Stable weather conditions are particularly important; Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, depending on the conditions Pickel, crampons, rope Walking time: approx. 10 h Difference in altitude: approx. 800 Hm ascent, approx. 1,200 Hm Descent: 3.252 m Distance: approx. 9 km Accommodation: Braunschweiger Hütten, Rüsselsheimer Hüttensteierstieg, exit: from the valley station of the Rettenbachfern over the Rettenbachjoch to the Braunschweiger hut (approx. 1.75 h way, approx. 1.5 h Retourweg); From Plangeross (municipality of St. Leonhard in the Pitztal) to Rüsselsheimer Hütte (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, Ausdauer, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
extrem lange Tour, mehrmals Gletscherpassagen (Spalten), versicherte Passagen; stabile Wetterverhältnisse besonders wichtig; Bergführer empfohlen!
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.
All parking is free during the day.
Parking for several days (eg hike tour):