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Many different paths lead to the Miners House

The Miners Trail from Hochoetz to Kühtai is a loop walking route at an average altitude of 2000 m, equipped with varied information boards in Wörgetal. The hike can be started at any point, the various access points are all easily accessible by car or public bus. A total of 8 routes leads past the Miners House - ranging from a child-friendly walk to a more demanding hiking tour.

Ötz Knappenweg Tours Ötztal Map

Overview - all tour options

The map shows numerous hiking routes between Hochoetz and Kühtai. Each of the eight routes, which will be described in more detail, leads to the Miners House. There are both easy strolls for families as well as longer and more difficult hikes, such as the very rewarding high elevation trail (Tour 1). Special tip: Pay attention to walking times and difficulty levels in order to select the most suitable variant!

Map - Overview

Knappenweg Tour 1 Ötz Ötztal

Tour 1

This tour is one of the longest and leads from the gondola base station in Oetz via Wetterkreuz to Knappenhaus and back again. Walking time: approx. 6 hours

Map - Tour 1

Knappenweg Tour 2 Hochoetz Ochsengarten

Tour 2

The scenic route travels from Hochoetz to Ochsengarten. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours.

Map - Tour 2

Knappenweg Tour 3 Kühtai Ötztal

Tour 3

Tour 3 takes hikers from Kühtai via Knappenhaus to Hochoetz. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours

Map - Tour 3

Knappenweg Tour 4 Ochsengarten Ötztal

Tour 4

The fourth option also ranks among the longest ones and leads from the gondola base station in Ochsengarten via Knappenhaus back to the start. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours

Map - Tour 4

Knappenweg Tour 5 Isserbrücke Ötztal

Tour 5

This route is especially recommended for families with small children as it is really short. You can start the hike directly at the Isserbrücke car park. Walking time: approx. 2 hours

Map - Tour 5

Knappenweg Tour 6 Längetal Ötztal

Tour 6

An tour of intermediate length for walkers with average stamina, leading past Längental water reservoir. Walking time: approx. 4 hours

Map - Tour 6

Knappenweg Tour 7 Wörgetal Ötztal

Tour 7

This route is designed for endurance walkers, rewarding them with breathtaking panoramic views when crossing Wörgetal saddleback. Walking time: approx. 6 hours

Map - Tour 7

Knappenweg Tour 8 Ochsengarten Ötztal

Tour 8

A challenging tour with many highlights. It leads from Ochsengarten via Knappenhaus back to Ochsengarten in a huge loop. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours

Map - Tour 8


The Miners Trail is a joint EU project presented by:

Regional Development Bezirk Imst, LEADER +, Bergbahnen Oetz Mountain Lifts, Bergbahnen Kühtai Mountain Lifts, Ötztal Tourismus, Innsbruck Tourismus and its Holiday Villages, Oetz Municipality, Sautens Municipality, Haiming Municipality, Silz Municipality, Silzer Alpen Agricultural Association, Mittergrathütte.

The Miners Trail is supported by the EU structural funding program LEADER + and the Federal State of Tirol.

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