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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 1

Ötztal Trek Stage 1

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Brandsee
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Ötztal Bahnhof (704 m) –> Marlstein –> Mareil –> Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)
moderate
Distance 18.6 km
6:30 h
1,561 m
305 m
1,949 m
690 m
  • Route: Climb, Footpath, Track
  • Requirement: Safety, condition, endurance
  • Mountain trail red
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Overnight stay, stop: Familiengasthof Marlstein, Almhof Mareil, Dortmunder Hütte
  • transfer, exit: Bus from Oetz to Kühtai

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Sattele (1.690 Meter) – Feldringalm – Faltengartenköpfl (2.184 Meter) –Feldringer Böden – Marlstein – Sattele
From Sattele along the forest trail to Feldringalm at 1888 m. Continueon the footpath towards Feldringer Böden to the summit cross of Faltegartenköpfl.
Beautiful vantage peak! Descend via Grünwaslkreuz to Marlstein. Back to Sattele starting point on the forest trail.
Level, walking time: easy hike, about. 4h
Altitude meters: 500 hm descent and ascent

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 25, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Dortmunder Hütte, 1,949 m
Lowest point
690 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 3.70%Dirt road 5.38%Forested/wild trail 13.67%Path 39.81%Road 1.38%Unknown 36.02%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Dirt road
1 km
Forested/wild trail
2.5 km
Path
7.4 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
6.7 km
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Rest stops

Dortmunder Hütte

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... the Lake Amberger See is nestled in a wide basin shaped by the glacier?

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

Start

Ötztal Bahnhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.238208, 10.859486
DMS
47°14'17.5"N 10°51'34.1"E
UTM
32T 640737 5233312
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Destination

Dortmunder Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

HAMLETS, A MOOR LAKE AND SECLUDED TRAILS

The Ötztal Trek starts in Ötztal-Bahnhof on the main road, east of the village entrance at the construction deposit towards Larchet, Höpperg. Before you reach the chapel you keep to the right towards Grün until you turn right again at the junction to Höpperg. When you reach the houses, continue on the unsealed road until it descends and branches off to the left into the steep footpath. Passing the beautiful lakes of Brandsee/Amberger See, you hike towards Sattele where you take the marked trail to Marlstein. From Marlstein it‘s an easy downhill stretch to Mareil. Then follow Kaiser-Franz-Josef trail to the left of the road until you reach Dortmunder Hütte after another 200 altitude meters.
Optional: Overnight stay inMarlstein or Mareil.

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

 

Directions

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:

- Infopoint Ambach | chargeable | Tickets are available at the Oetz information office or at the Ambach information point

Coordinates

DD
47.238208, 10.859486
DMS
47°14'17.5"N 10°51'34.1"E
UTM
32T 640737 5233312
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.

Similar routes nearby

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,561 m
Descent
305 m
Highest point
1,949 m
Lowest point
690 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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