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Hiking Trailrecommended route

Oetz - Hochoetz - Knappenweg - Dortmunder Hütte

Hiking Trail · Oetz· closed
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  • Stausee Kühtai
    / Stausee Kühtai
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Widiversum im Hochoetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Kühtaile Alm
  • / Balbach Alm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Dortmunder Hüttte
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Kühtai
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Alpenrosenblüte Hochoetz
    Photo: Ötztal
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PANORAMA RESTAURANT HOCHOETZ --> Kühtaile Alm --> Balbach Alm --> DORTMUNDER HÜTTE

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed.Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 8.9 km
3:00 h
280 m
357 m
2,084 m
1,896 m
Drive with the Acherkogelbahn from Oetz to Hochoetz. You walk along the Kühtaile Alm and Balbachalm direction Kühtai. You pass the lake "Längentaler Stausee" and reach the village Kühtai. Dortmunder Hütte is at the beginning of the village. 

With a bus you drive back to Oetz.

Author’s recommendation

Also visit the museum about the miners in this area and the nice Pochersee. 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
1,896 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Dortmunder Hütte
Balbach Alm
Kühtaile Alm
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

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

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,025 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.211900, 10.933065
DMS
47°12'42.8"N 10°55'59.0"E
UTM
32T 646378 5230524
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Destination

Dortmunder Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Drive with the Acherkogelbahn from Oetz to Hochoetz. You walk along the Kühtaile Alm and Balbachalm direction Kühtai. You pass the lake "Längentaler Stausee" and reach the village Kühtai. Dortmunder Hütte is at the beginning of the village. 

With a bus you drive back to Oetz.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

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:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.
  • Parking at the Ochsengartencable car station. free parking, camping prohibited 

Coordinates

DD
47.211900, 10.933065
DMS
47°12'42.8"N 10°55'59.0"E
UTM
32T 646378 5230524
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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

  • Acherberg Alm
  • Balbach Alm Hochoetz
  • Hochoetz - hiking down to Oetz via Stufenreich
  • Hochoetz down to Oetz
  • Kühtaile Alm
  • Hut tour Hochoetz
  • Hochoetz down to Ochsengarten
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
280 m
Descent
357 m
Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
1,896 m
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