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A great adventure for all the family

In Umhausen-Niederthai you will find extensive walking trails for all ages and skills. In the Hiking Village of Niederthai nestles on a sun-kissed plateau at 1550 m altitude and makes a perfect base for high Alpine tours to the splendid Ötztal Mountains thanks to its topclass hiking infrastructures.

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Gaisbergferner

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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moderate
5.5 km
2:30 h
606 m
53 m
From Obergurgl towards Gaisbergbrücke bridge, then left on a huge switchback trail leading up to Neder. A level path travels into scenic Gaisbergtal valley. Walking uphill again, past the moraines and glacier snout of Gaisbergferner, you reach the stamp site. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2486 m
Lowest point
1902 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Start

Obergurgl (1906 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870452, 11.027301
UTM
32T 654496 5192763

Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

From Obergurgl towards Gaisbergbrücke bridge, then left on a huge switchback trail leading up to Neder. A level path travels into scenic Gaisbergtal valley. Walking uphill again, past the moraines and glacier snout of Gaisbergferner, you reach the stamp site. 

 

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

Obergurgl 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

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
606 m
Descent
53 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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