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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Umhauser High Altitude Trail (Dr. Bernhard-Voglweg) - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / Umhauser High Altitude Trail (Dr. Bernhard-Voglweg) - Umhausen-Niederthai
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CAR PARK->hamlet of Rosslach->crossing "alte Niederthaier Straße"->Umhauser High Altitude Trail->NIEDERTHAI

 

 

easy
6.1 km
2:30 h
541 m
33 m
From the Mure car park you follow the road through the hamlet of Roßlach until you reach the "alte Straße nach Niederthai" crossroads (old road to Niederthai). Here you walk straight on in the direction of the legendary Hirschberg area, continuing on the high altitude trail to Niederthai. All efforts will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Umhausen on the valley floor and the mighty summits of Ötztal's Geigenkamm Alpine ridge. You can either return on foot on the old Niederthaier road or with the ski an cross country ski bus from Gasthof Stuibenfall inn. 

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1572 m
Lowest point
1031 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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 winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern

Start

car park Mure (1031 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.140202, 10.927839
UTM
32T 646179 5222547

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Mure car park you follow the road through the hamlet of Roßlach until you reach the "alte Straße nach Niederthai" crossroads (old road to Niederthai). Here you walk straight on in the direction of the legendary Hirschberg area, continuing on the high altitude trail to Niederthai. All efforts will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Umhausen on the valley floor and the mighty summits of Ötztal's Geigenkamm Alpine ridge. You can either return on foot on the old Niederthaier road or with the ski an cross country ski bus from Gasthof Stuibenfall inn. 

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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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 vallly 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 in Umhausen:
  • car park Mure, free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
541 m
Descent
33 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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