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Hiking Trail recommended route

Viewing points Seejöchl and Kanzel

Hiking Trail · Oetz
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  • Piburger See bei Oetz
    / Piburger See bei Oetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Wellerbrücke
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  • / Piburger See
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
  • / Kanzel
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Kanzel mit Fahne
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Kluft
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  • / Steg über Kluft
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Piburger See und seine 9 Schätze
    Photo: Ötztal
m 1100 1000 900 800 700 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Hotel Seerose Seejöchl Gasthof Piburger See Wellerbrücke
OETZ -> Wellerbrücke -> Kohlstatt -> Seejöchl -> Piburg -> Piburger See -> Kanzel -> OETZ
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
4:00 h
443 m
444 m
You start in Oetz at the central parking. From there you walk next to the Ötztal river to Weller-bridge. There you can see rafting and kajaking. You cross the bridge and follow the hiking path up to Kohlstatt and from there to Seejöchl. At the Seejöchl you can enjoy a great view over the lake. There are also very nice places to sit and relax. 

You walk on to the small village Piburg and from there down to the lake. Then you have different possibilities to walk back to Oetz. On this map you can see the hiking path to Kanzel, but you can also follow the signs to Kluft or back to Weller-bridge. 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Seejöchl, Kanzel and Kluft are part of the „9 treasures“. Write down your dreams and personal wishes in the “treasure book”. 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,060 m
Lowest point
776 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202529, 10.897451
DMS
47°12'09.1"N 10°53'50.8"E
UTM
32T 643706 5229417
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

You start in Oetz at the central parking. From there you walk next to the Ötztal river to Weller-bridge. There you can see rafting and kajaking. You cross the bridge and follow the hiking path up to Kohlstatt and from there to Seejöchl. At the Seejöchl you can enjoy a great view over the lake. There are also very nice places to sit and relax. 

You walk on to the small village Piburg and from there down to the lake. Then you have different possibilities to walk back to Oetz. On this map you can see the hiking path to Kanzl, but you can also follow the signs to Kluft or back to Weller-bridge. 

Note


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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

 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.

Coordinates

DD
47.202529, 10.897451
DMS
47°12'09.1"N 10°53'50.8"E
UTM
32T 643706 5229417
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • "9 treasures" - Ebele
  • Armelen hut
  • Viewing point Ebele
  • Seejöchlround
  • Round path Oetz - Habichen
  • Oetz - Lake Piburger See - Oetz
  • Tour of five villages
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
443 m
Descent
444 m
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