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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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Erlanger Hütte - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / Erlanger Hütte - Umhausen-Niederthai
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UMHAUSEN CAR PARK NEAR THE FUNDUS BRIDGE->vordere Leierstalalm->ERLANGER HUT
difficult
10.5 km
5:30 h
1550 m
52 m
From the car park near the Fundus bridge (alternativ car park Mure in the center of Umhausen) you follow in the direction Erlanger hut (signposted), along a broad forest trail to Vordere Leierstalalm and further on to the ascending route towards Erlangerhütte. After a while you reach a narrow footpath. Hiking time from Vordere Leierstalalm up to Erlangerhut: approx. 2.5 hours

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2538 m
Lowest point
980 m
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Rest Stop

Erlanger Hütte

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.

Start

car park near the Fundus bridge (1029 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.139541, 10.927373
UTM
32T 646145 5222473

Destination

Erlanger hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park near the Fundus bridge (alternativ car park Mure in the center of Umhausen) you follow in the direction Erlanger hut (signposted), along a broad forest trail to Vordere Leierstalalm and further on to the ascending route towards Erlangerhütte. After a while you reach a narrow footpath. Hiking time from Vordere Leierstalalm up to Erlangerhut: approx. 2.5 hours

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: 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 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: https://www.google.at/maps 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
  • Car park near the Fundus bridge, free of charge
  • Car park Mure - free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1550 m
Descent
52 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Summit route

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