All hiking tours in Sölden

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Sölden as well as Hochsölden, Zwieselstein and Vent attract hiking enthusiasts with well-marked and excellently maintained hiking trails. Between the valley floor and snow-topped peaks, mountain lovers can let off steam until the soles of their feet burn: Family-friendly Alpine inns and huts can be explored along the scenic Almzeit theme hiking trail, sporty ascents up to more than 3000 meters altitude or multi-day hikes are a must. Shortcuts are allowed thanks to the mountain lifts which open up high Alpine nature jewels and rest stops for both families and connoisseurs. With a comfy gondola ride also experienced hikers can spare energy for longer tours.

The following list shows the complete hiking offer in Sölden at a glance. Find out more about suitable tours incl. directions, walking time, getting there and up-to-date details.

Hiking Trail

Lake Schönrinnenkarsee

Hiking Trail · Laengenfeld
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  • Gries
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Map / Lake Schönrinnenkarsee
1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 1 2 3 4 5 Nisslalm

GRIES PARKPLATZ -> Center Gries -> steep track in direction Nissl Alm -> Nissl Alm -> steep track in direction Schönrinnenkarsee -> SCHÖNRINNENKARSEE
5.1 km
2:30 h
780 m
780 m
In the village center of Gries you turn off to the south, over the wooden bridge to the edge of the forest. The trail leads steeply through the forest in the height to the Nissl Alm. A more comfortable, but longer access to the hut can be found in the forest track, which turns right at the entrance of the Sulztales. Arriving at the Nisslalm, the trail leads past the hut to the wonderfully situated lake. The trail leads west past the hut, then steeper over overgrown slopes up into Schönrinnenkar and over two further steps to the lake. Return on the same route.

Author’s recommendation

Bronze relief section of the Ötztal Nature Park at the start of the trail: Here you can learn about the habitat "Wild Water" or the history of Gries.

Highest point
2353 m
Lowest point
1577 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


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:


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.

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Gries, parking at the end of the village (1577 m)
47.069667, 11.022743
32T 653578 5214891


Gries, parking at the end of the village

Turn-by-turn directions

The start is in the village center of Gries. Here you turn to the south, cross the wooden bridge and take the trail at the edge of the forest which leads steadily uphill to the Nissl Alm. A simpler variant leads over the wide forest road to Nisslalm. From the Nisslalm a trail then leads steeply over overgrown slopes to Schönrinnenkarsee.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the

train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local

taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:

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:


The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Parking at the end of the village - free of charge

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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5.1 km
2:30 h
780 m
780 m
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