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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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Nissalm

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GRIES PARKING AREA -> direction Nissl Alm -> NISSL ALM
easy
5.1 km
1:30 h
458 m
0 m
Route 1: The hike starts from the parking lot at the outskirts of Gries. Follow the meadows in the direction of "Vögelasbrücke". There you turn right after the first turns at the crossroads. The wide forest road leads partly through forest, finally through alpine meadows to the quaint Nisslalm.

Route 2: The trail starts directly from the town center. Via Fischbachbrücke you reach the accommodation "Tiroler Hütte". Here begins the very steep shortcut trail. It first leads through shady forest, then through alpine meadows to the Nisslalm.

Author’s recommendation

Bronze relief section of the Ötztal Nature Park at the start of the trail: Here you can learn about the habitat "Wild Water" or the history of Gries.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2054 m
Lowest point
1592 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Nisslalm

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:

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.

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Gries (1591 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.069552, 11.026765
UTM
32T 653883 5214886

Destination

Nissl Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Route 1: A wide forest trail leads slightly uphill over many turns through forest and finally through alpine meadows to the Nissl Alm.

Route 2: A steep trail leads from the center over a shortcut through the forest and finally over alpine meadows to the Nissl Alm.

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

Getting there

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 in Gries:

Parking at the end of the village - free of charge

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
458 m
Descent
0 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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