Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

Step by step towards a holistic experience

The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Ötztal Trek Stage 01

Long Distance Hiking • Tirol Central
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  • Brandsee
    / Brandsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Almhof Mareil
    / Almhof Mareil
  • Dortmunder Hütte
    / Dortmunder Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 01
1000 1500 2000 2500 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Alpengasthof Balbacherhof Gasthof Walderhof Gasthof Bergland Berghotel & Gasthof Marlstein Almhof Mareil

Ötztal Bahnhof (704 m) –> Marlstein –> Mareil –> Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)

difficult
17.9 km
6:30 h
1450 m
200 m
ÖTZTAL-TRAIN STATION (704 m) -> MARLSTEIN -> MAREIL -> DORTMUNDER HÜTTE (1,949 m)
  • Route: Climb, Footpath, Track
  • Requirement: Safety, condition, endurance
  • Mountain trail red
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Overnight stay, stop: Familiengasthof Marlstein, Almhof Mareil, Dortmunder Hütte
  • transfer, exit: Bus from Oetz to Kühtai

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1949 m
690 m
Highest point
Dortmunder Hütte (1949 m)
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Rest Stop

Berghotel & Gasthof Marlstein
Alpengasthof Balbacherhof
Gasthof Bergland
Almhof Mareil
Gasthof Walderhof

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Kondition, Ausdauer
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

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.

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Ötztal Bahnhof (692 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.238207 N 10.859491 E
UTM
32T 640737 5233312

Destination

Dortmunder Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Ötztal-Bahnhof (704 m) - Marlstein - Mareil - Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)

Hamlets, A Moor Lake and Desolate Trails

The first stage of the Ötztal Trek leads from Ötztal-Bahnhof to Dortmunder Hütte in Kühtai. Lake Brandsee – also known as Lake Ambergersee – is one of the highlights of the route which takes you along desolate trails and through picturesque hamlets. The trailhead is at the construction waste deposit site on the main road, just east of the town limits. Follow the signs to “Larchet, Mittelberg, Höpperg”. Soon you will get to a trail that climbs in switchbacks through the forest. Afterwards you follow the road to the hamlet of Larchet. Before you reach the chapel you make a right towards “Grün“. Continue to the tun-off to Höpperg – take a right and walk through meadows up to the houses of Grün from where you get great views of Inntal. In Grün follow the unseald road and continue on it until it starts descending. Pick up the trail to your left which climbs through the forest before joining the road to Lake Brandsee (approx. 1500m). The lake is an ideal place to enjoy a bite to eat and take a swim. Get back on the road and head towards “Sattele” where you pick up the path to Marlstein (approx. 45 min.). From Marlstein continue in the same direction down to Mareil. Take Kaiser-Franz-Josef- Weg left of the road (make a left at the road fork in the forest). From here it’s another 200 meter climb to Dortmunder Hütte.

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

Haiming 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 Haiming:
  • Haiming Sports center, center forecourt Billa shopping market
  • Haiming forecourt municipal office, Raftingeinsteiningtelle Ortsteil Magerbach, parking area Geierwand Ortsteil Magerbach, Tirolerbundstraße - Restaurant Oiler's
  • Ötztal station: railway station (paying)
  • Ötztaler Höhe - Trading center and terrain Area 47
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1450 m
Descent
200 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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