Snowshoe & Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking
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Immerse yourself in the white winter landscape

Endless paths lead across snow-covered meadows and forests. Crunching snow under your feet. Glittering snow crystals accompany you along the trail. Freedom for body and mind. More than 50 km of cleared winter walking trails are waiting for passionate nature fans. Romantic snowshoe hiking creates memories which will stay with you forever. Picture-book winter landscapes in the surroundings of Umhausen-Niederthai. Improve your fitness on wonderful snowshoe walks and enjoy unspoilt nature at the same time.

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Hemerkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • Hemerachalm
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  • Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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Map / Hemerkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai
1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Schweinfurterhütte

CAR PARK LEHEN->Hemerach hut->Hemerkogel->Grastalsee->Grastal->CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the Information)
difficult
12.3 km
5:00 h
1207 m
1230 m
The hiking starts by the parking space Lehen (footballground) in Niederthai. From there you walk in the direction to "Wiesle", but than you walk to the "untere und obere Hemerach hut". You pass the huts and walk to the Hemerkogel. On the top you have a amazing view. If you want to walk the same way back or the the grastal lake. From there you walk through the valley back to Niederthai. 

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2732 m
Lowest point
1541 m
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. 

 

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/en/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 no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink

Start

car park Lehen (1563 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.120880, 10.966111
UTM
32T 649135 5220472

Destination

car park Sennhof (next to the Information Niederthai)

Turn-by-turn directions

The hiking starts by the parking space Lehen (footballground) in Niederthai. From there you walk in the direction to "Wiesle", but than you walk to the "untere und obere Hemerach hut". You pass the huts and walk to the Hemerkogel. If you want to walk the same way back or the the grastal lake. From there you walk through the valley back to Niederthai. 

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Bahnhof ÖTZTAL. 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 Niederthai:
  •   parking space Lehen, free of charge 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1207 m
Descent
1230 m
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