OBERGURGL FESTKOGL BASE STATION -> path to Hochgurgl -> Königstal valley - KÖNIGSJOCH
Walk to the bridge at the entrance to Königstal valley either from Obergurgl or Hochgurgl. Towards the upper valley first you keep to the right, then to the left along Königsbach brooklet. A slightly rising trail takes you to Zollhütte hut. Then via Schieferböden area up to Königsjoch. The weekly organized Smugglers' Hike takes walkers right across the col down to the South Tyrolean pasturelands.
From the Königsjoch ridge leads a beautiful path to the Glanegg Alm (2.060 m) to South Tyrol (walking time approx. 2 hrs.). From the hut you reach the bus stop in 5 minutes walking time. Busses run back to Obergurgl 4x per day. Bus timetable under www.oetztaler.at.
Updated: February 23, 2021
Getting thereObergurgl 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
ParkingIn Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
- Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00 / hour
- Parking garage (bottom station Festkogl gondola, free of charge during the day, no parking at night.
- Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
- Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
- Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)
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EquipmentIt 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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