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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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Zwieselbachalm - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / Zwieselbachalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
1600 1800 2000 2200 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Jausenstation Larstighof Kleinhorlachalm

NIEDERTHAI -> car park Sennhof -> Larstigalm -> Klein Horlachalm -> Groß Horlachalm -> Schweinfurter Hut -> ZWIESELBACHALM
easy
6.4 km
2:20 h
513 m
2 m
The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof. From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. From there you walk into the Zwieselbachvalley and after about 20 minutes you reach the Zwieselbachalm. This Alm is not managed. You can still think about it, if you would like to stop on the Larstigalm, the Klein Hoarlachalm or the Schweinfurt hut when ascending or descending. From the starting point in Niederthai or for the way back, there are as an alternatively offer the two mountain trails Grastal- and Bergmahderweg.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2054 m
Lowest point
1541 m
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Rest Stop

Jausenstation Larstighof
Kleinhorlachalm
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Easy hiking trail; suitable for beginners and walkers

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

 

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 not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 

https://www.oetztal.com/hiking

 

Start

Niederthai - car park Sennhof (1541 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128373, 10.967649
UTM
32T 649230 5221308

Destination

Zwieselbachalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof. From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. From there you walk into the Zwieselbachvalley and after about 20 minutes you reach the Zwieselbachalm. 

 

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

In Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Sennhof | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

- car park in the hamlet Lehen (football field) | free

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.

Similar tours nearby

  • Snack station Wiesle - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • circular walk Bergmahderweg - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut
  • Larstigalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Narrenkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Klein Horlachalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Groß Horlachalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
513 m
Descent
2 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Suitable for strollers

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