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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Braunschweiger Hut

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easy
3.6 km
2:00 h
362 m
287 m
From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut. 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2993 m
2674 m
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Rest Stop

Braunschweiger Hütte

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

Rettenbachglacier (2674 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.944593 N 10.933349 E
UTM
32T 647134 5200821

Destination

Braunschweiger Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut.

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

Sölden 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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
287 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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