Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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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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Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg Hochoetz

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  • Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg
    / Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Aufstieg Rosskopf
    / Aufstieg Rosskopf
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Sommer
    / Sommer
  • Sommer 02
    / Sommer 02
  • Knappenweg
    / Knappenweg
  • Knappenweg Hochoetz
    / Knappenweg Hochoetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Maningsee oberhalb der alten Bielefelder Hütte
    / Maningsee oberhalb der alten Bielefelder Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
2100 2400 2700 3000 3300 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz Bielefelder Hütte Schweinfurterhütte

PANORAMARESTAURANT HOCHOETZ -> Bielefelder Hütte -> Alte Bielefelder Hütte -> Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg -> SCHWEINFURTER HÜTTE
difficult
13.2 km
8:30 h
890 m
890 m
You take the Acherkogelcable car from Oetz or the Ochsengartencable car to reach the Panorama restaurant Hochoetz. 

From there you follow the road to Bielefelder hut. Behind the hut, the trail is quite steep. Beneath the top of Brunnenkopf you turn right and follow the track to Old Bielefelder Hut, this hut is destroyed.

You pass the ruin and follow the Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg. This is a black signed hiking trail, which is difficult. 

You pass by the Hochreichkopf and on the way to Hochreichscharte you have to cross a safety rope. From there you walk down to Schweinfurter Hütte.

Author’s recommendation

Old Bielefelder Hut, a very beautiful place with nice view. 

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2917 m
Lowest point
2011 m
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Bielefelder Hütte

Safety information

black route

only for experienced hikers

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Start

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2011 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.211967, 10.931452
UTM
32T 646256 5230529

Destination

Schweinfurter Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

You take the Acherkogelcable car from Oetz or the Ochsengartencable car to reach the Panorama restaurant Hochoetz. 

From there you follow the road to Bielefelder hut. Behind the hut, the trail is quite steep. Beneath the top of Brunnenkopf you turn right and follow the track to Old Bielefelder Hut, this hut is destroyed.

You pass the ruin and follow the Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg. This is a black signed hiking trail, which is difficult. 

You pass by the Hochreichkopf and on the way to Hochreichscharte you have to cross a safety rope. From there you walk down to Schweinfurter 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

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

free parking is possible at the cable car stations of Oetz and Ochsengarten. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
890 m
Descent
890 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

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  • -10.0°C

  • 95–190 cm

  • 15/25

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