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Vent - Similaunhütte - Ötzi-Fundstelle

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  • Similaunhütte
    / Similaunhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Fundstelle Ötzi
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Similaunhütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
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VENT -> Similaunhütte -> ÖTZI-FUNDSTELLE
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
6:00 h
1,397 m
52 m
Climb up via the Martin Busch Hütte towards Similaunhütte and continue further towards the site where Ötzi, (the Similaun Man), was found, overnight stay at the Similaunhütte

Walking times: Vent-Similaunhütte approx. 4 ½ hours, Similaun Hütte - finding site approx. 1,15 hour

 

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Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,224 m
Lowest point
1,882 m
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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: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Vent (1,888 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.863330, 10.917000
DMS
46°51'48.0"N 10°55'01.2"E
UTM
32T 646110 5191760
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Destination

Similaunhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Climb up via the Martin Busch Hütte towards Similaunhütte and continue further towards the site where Ötzi, (the Similaun Man), was found, overnight stay at the Similaunhütte

Walking times: Vent-Similaunhütte approx. 4 ½ hours, Similaun Hütte - finding site approx. 1,15 hour

 

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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

Vent is located in the West of Austria, more exactly in the province of TIROL. It is a south-facing side valley of the Inntal – the ÖTZTAL. Plan the quickest and easiest travel route from your home town to the Ötztal valley online with the Route Planner:

https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.863330, 10.917000
DMS
46°51'48.0"N 10°55'01.2"E
UTM
32T 646110 5191760
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Information brochure Vent / available Information Vent

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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.

 

Similar routes nearby

  • Kreuzspitze
  • Vent - Martin Busch Hütte - Similaunhütte
  • Vent - Ramolalm - Vent
  • Winterhiking around Vent
  • Around Vent
  • Urkundholm
  • Lake Brizzisee
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,397 m
Descent
52 m

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