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Mountain Hike recommended route

Timmelsjoch - Brunnenkogelhaus

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Wanderung zum Brunnenkoglhaus
    / Wanderung zum Brunnenkoglhaus
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  • / Brunnenkogelhaus
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  • / Brunnenkoglhaus
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  • / Timmelsjoch
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TIMMELSJOCH -> BRUNNENKOGELHAUS
difficult
Distance 8.1 km
4:00 h
828 m
563 m
From Rasthaus Timmelsjoch (2,474 m) the trail climbs moderately in a northern direction past several small ponds. Cross Wietenkar and Rötenkar to get to Unteres Wannenkar.

The trail now climbs steeply to Wannenkarsattel (2.916 m). Fantastic views of the crystal-clear Lake Wannenkarsee. The trail leads along the ridge to Wilden-Röte-Spitze (2.966 m), the highest point of this panorama trail.

Continue to Rotkogl (2.894 m) and via Hinterer and Vorderer Brunnenkogl to Brunnenkoglhaus (2.738 m). Some parts of the trail use steel cables for protection.

 

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Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: June 08, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,738 m
Lowest point
2,473 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Sure-footedness and a good head for heights are required!

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Tips and hints

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

Start

Rasthaus Timmelsjoch (2,473 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.905114, 11.096621
DMS
46°54'18.4"N 11°05'47.8"E
UTM
32T 659676 5196753
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Destination

Brunnenkogelhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rasthaus Timmelsjoch (2,474 m) the trail climbs moderately in a northern direction past several small ponds. Cross Wietenkar and Rötenkar to get to Unteres Wannenkar.

The trail now climbs steeply to Wannenkarsattel (2.916 m). Fantastic views of the crystal-clear Lake Wannenkarsee. The trail leads along the ridge to Wilden-Röte-Spitze (2.966 m), the highest point of this panorama trail.

Continue to Rotkogl (2.894 m) and via Hinterer and Vorderer Brunnenkogl to Brunnenkoglhaus (2.738 m). Some parts of the trail use steel cables for protection.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl:
  • Parking garage center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right) chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage entrance to the valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge - 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)

Coordinates

DD
46.905114, 11.096621
DMS
46°54'18.4"N 11°05'47.8"E
UTM
32T 659676 5196753
w3w 
///ambivalent.hydrate.sibling
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

 Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- and 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 Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
828 m
Descent
563 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Exposed sections Scrambling required Ridge traverse Linear route

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