Snowshoe & Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

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.

Long Distance Hiking

Ötztaler Urweg V1 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Lenzenalm
    / Lenzenalm
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  • Obergurgl
    / Obergurgl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Zwieselstein
    / Zwieselstein
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztaler Urweg V1 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein
1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Soomsee Nedersee Lenzenalm



OBERGURGL –> Seenplatte –> Nedersee –> Lenzenalm –> ZWIESELSTEIN

13.1 km
4:30 h
835 m
1280 m
A destination remote from 3000 meter high peaks...

A high Alpine plateau with magnificent views, several beautiful mountain lakes and a lovely Alpine pasture promise an adventurous hike to the village of Zwieselstein.

Highest point
2509 m
Lowest point
1457 m

Rest Stop


Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties


Mountain hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots with grip sole!

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Obergurgl (1906 m)
46.870111, 11.026356
32T 654425 5192723



Turn-by-turn directions

Von Zentrum Obergurgl wandert man nördlich absteigend zur Pirchhütter Achbrücke. Über die Pirchhütter Achbrücke die Gurgler Ache querend, führt der wunderschöne Wanderweg auf der westlichen Seite des Tals entlang eines etwas steileren Pfades zu der Seenplatte auf ca. 2.500 m. Der größte der Seen ist der Soomsee, unter welchem sich die Abzweigung zum nächsten Etappenziel befindet. Von dort wandert man rechts Tal auswärts, über ebene Hochflächen des Soom zum malersichen Nedersee, unterhalb des Nederkogles. Von hier aus genießt man ein einzigartiges Gletscherpanorama, umgeben von mächtigen Dreitausendern. Vom Nordufer des Sees folgt man dem Abstieg zur Lenzenalm. Am Wege wandert man über Blockhalden, dann aber auf gutem Steig in Kehren durch den walddichten Abhang hinunter zur nördlich gelegenen Alm. Von der Alm folgt man weiter einem schmalen Fußweg hinunter bis dieser in einem breiten Forstweg endet. Dem Forstweg folgend zweigt man bald in einen Wanderweg nach Zwieselstein ab. Von dort wandert man weiter absteigend durch lichten Wald hinaus, bis zur Gurgler Straße und weiter ins Ortszentrum Zwieselstein. 

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:


Getting there

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl  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



In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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13.1 km
4:30 h
835 m
1280 m


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