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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 2

Ötztal Trek Stage 2

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Dortmunder Hütte
    / Dortmunder Hütte
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
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Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) - Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
moderate
Distance 10.7 km
4:00 h
926 m
843 m
  • Route: ascending, walking distance
  • Requirements: stability of the tread, basic degree of dizziness
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Dortmunder Hut, Schweinfurter Hut
  • Acess / exit point: bus from Oetz to Kühtai
    from Niederthai (Umhausen) to the Schweinfurt hut (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)

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Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,778 m
Lowest point
1,948 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Dortmunder Hütte
Schweinfurter Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

 
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Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... the dam of the water reservoir was filled with 4.5 million m³ of rock.

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

Start

Dortmunder Hütte (1,947 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.211631, 11.008200
DMS
47°12'41.9"N 11°00'29.5"E
UTM
32T 652068 5230638
w3w 
///marigold.ravished.distant

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

LIKE AN OCEAN IN THE HIGH ALPINE MOUNTAINS

At the entrance to Kühtai you follow the signs to “Finstertaler Scharte” or“ Schweinfurter Hütte”. The route climbs through lush meadows east of the access road to Finstertal water reservoir - with the mighty, 149-meter tall damalways in sight. After a steep stretch you continue along the access road to the crest of the dam. Follow the footpath along the eastern shore of the reservoir which has a capacity of 60 million cubic meters. At the southern end of thereservoir the trail climbs steeply towards Finstertaler Scharte.The 2777 meter high ridge affords spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including Wildspitze, Tirol’s highest mountain, in the south. From the top the trail weaves down through Alpine pastures and then switchbacks along the brook to Schweinfurter Hütte which is beautifully nestled in the area where Horlachtal joins Zwieselbachtal.

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

Silz 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

At the railway station

Coordinates

DD
47.211631, 11.008200
DMS
47°12'41.9"N 11°00'29.5"E
UTM
32T 652068 5230638
w3w 
///marigold.ravished.distant
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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

  • Ötztal Trek Stage 3
  • Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
  • Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
  • Ötztaler Urweg
  • Ötztal Trek Route 1
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
926 m
Descent
843 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly

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