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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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"9 treasures" - Hexenplatte

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  • Blick taleinwärts von Hexenplatte
    / Blick taleinwärts von Hexenplatte
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  • Aussichtspunkt Hexenplatte
    / Aussichtspunkt Hexenplatte
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  • Hexenplatte Herbst
    / Hexenplatte Herbst
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hexenplatte Sitzgelegenheiten
    / Hexenplatte Sitzgelegenheiten
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Kirche Oetz
    / Kirche Oetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Piburger See und seine 9 Schätze
    / Piburger See und seine 9 Schätze
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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OETZ -> Kirche -> Hexenplatte -> OETZ
easy
1.9 km
0:45 h
119 m
119 m
From the center parking place in Oetz cross the road and walk up to the church. You pass by the church and follow the forest trail to the viewing platform "Hexenplatte". A witch is said to have wandererd through the area. She left her footprints on a rock - the "Hexenplatte". 

You come back to Oetz the same way or you turn right at Steinweg and walk down on the small way to the village center.

 

The „9 treasures“ are nine very special places in the area of the lake Piburger See. At these nine outstanding vantage spots, hikers can enjoy a beautiful nature and dream! Write down your dreams and personal wishes in the “treasure book” which you can find on every platform. So every place becomes a personal treasure site!

Author’s recommendation

You can visit the church of Oetz during the day. 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
893 m
Lowest point
775 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Easy hiking trail, particularly suitable for beginners. Please mind the current weather forecast at www.oetztal.com

Ötztal Tourismus T +43 5 72 00 500 

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

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.202689, 10.897456
UTM
32T 643706 5229435

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the center parking place in Oetz cross the road and walk up to the church. You pass by the church and follow the forest trail to the viewing platform "Hexenplatte". A witch is said to have wandererd through the area. She left her footprints on a rock - the "Hexenplatte". 

You come back to Oetz the same way or you turn right at Steinweg and walk down on the small way to the village center.

 

The „9 treasures“ are nine very special places in the area of the lake Piburger See. At these nine outstanding vantage spots, hikers can enjoy a beautiful nature and dream! Write down your dreams and personal wishes in the “treasure book” which you can find on every platform. So every place becomes a personal treasure 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

Oetz 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 Oetz:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Central parking place Oetz, The ticket is available at the information office Oetz.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
119 m
Descent
119 m
In and out Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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