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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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Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Längenfeld
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  • Winkelbergsee
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  • Wurzbergalm
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  • Umhausen
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Map / Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
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STAGE 10:

 

LÄNGENFELD –> Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels –> Arzwinkel –> UMHAUSEN

14.4 km
5:00 h
491 m
626 m
A LITTLE PARADISE AT THE HEAR OF THE ROCKSLIDE AREA

 

The wide open valley basin of Längenfeld and its lush green meadows cover some 20 dreamlike kilometers. Also the Waterfall in Lehn reminds of a fairytale: masses of Alpine waters are falling about 80 meters into the impressive ravine. Benches and wooden platforms invite you to take a deep breath, offering fabulous panoramic views of the huge plain. A giant rockslide some 10,000 years ago has left many traces still visible today, comprising the dreamlike flora and fauna in the entire landslide area. Right in the middle of this awesome scenery you'll find a shallow, jade-colored mountain lake which makes children's hearts beat faster thanks to a number of sustainable constructions. There is always action either at lake Winkelbergsee, in the small water park nearby or on the exciting Geology & Animal Theme Trail.

 

Quaint Wurzbergalm mountain inn nestles just above the lake, between Alpine pastures and deep green mountain forests. Varied sounds and scents of the forest accompany you towards the little village of Köfels, formed by the Köfels rockslide on a high-altitude plateau. Soon you will reach Umhausen, the stage's destination down on the valley floor.

Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1575 m
1030 m

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Tips, hints and links

Did you know that…

 

… even today experts rack their brains about the reasons for the Köfels rockslide? The scientific theories are revolving around weather influences, a volcanic eruption or even a meteorite impact.

 

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

Turn-by-turn directions

Die Wanderung führt hinter dem Campingplatz von Längenfeld entlang der Ötztaler Ache Richtung Lehner-Au Tal auswärts. Am Ende des kleinen Weilers folgt man der Beschilderung zum Heimatmuseum. Unterhalb des mächtigen Lehner-Wasserfalls führt der Weg auf der rechten Seite weiter. Man wandert vorbei an alten Holzhütten und durch den Weiler Unterried. Langsam lässt man die Häuser hinter sich und passiert riesige Felder. Man folgt diesen Weg und biegt an der nächsten Gabelung links ab. Bald zweigt man erneut links ab und gelangt auf einen Forstweg, der zum Winkelbergsee führt. Folgt man der Beschilderung weiter Richtung Wurzbergalm, kann man entweder den breiten Forstweg nehmen oder man nimmt den schmalen Bergpfad, welcher nach ca. 25 Minuten Gehzeit links abzweigt. Von der Wurzbergalm zweigt man rechts entlang eines alten Forstwegs ab und folgt dem Weg bis nach Köfels. Von Köfels steigt man in Serpentinen durch lichtem Wald auf einem Wanderweg hinunter, bis man zur Ötztaler Ache gelangt. Die Ötztaler Ache und Bundesstraße querend erreicht man Maurach und wandert hinter dem kleinen Sägewerk steil bergauf zum Weiler Arzwinkel und von dort ins Ortszentrum der Gemeinde Umhausen.

 

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

Längenfeld 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 Längenfeld:
  • next to the old fire station (entrance to campsite) - free of charge
  • Sports center - (football pitch and swimming pool) - free of charge
  • Parking at the end of Längenfeld - (where the natural park house is built) free of charge
  • Opposite the Ötztal Tourismus (small number of parking spaces) free of charge
  • Parking in Au before the bridge / Elektro Optimal - free of charge  
  • Parking in Lehn - nearby Heimatmuseum - subject to charges
  • Parking Oberried - climbing garden – payable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
14.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
491 m
Descent
626 m

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