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Hiking Trail recommended route

Braunschweiger Hut

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RETTENBACHGLETSCHER -> BRAUNSCHWEIGER HÜTTE -> RETTENBACHGLETSCHER 
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
2:00 h
362 m
287 m
From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut. 
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: May 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Braunschweiger Hütte, 2,758 m
Lowest point
Rettenbachgletscher, 2,780 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Braunschweiger Hütte

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:

Tips and hints

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

Start

Rettenbachglacier (2,674 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.944593, 10.933349
DMS
46°56'40.5"N 10°56'00.1"E
UTM
32T 647134 5200821
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Destination

Braunschweiger Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn

Coordinates

DD
46.944593, 10.933349
DMS
46°56'40.5"N 10°56'00.1"E
UTM
32T 647134 5200821
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Freytag & Berndt Karte WK 251, 1:50 000

Alpenvereinskarte 30/6, 1:25 000

Alpenvereinskarte 30/5, 1:25 000

Österreichische Karte 173, 1:50 000

Kompasskarte 43, 1:50 000

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Route 5
  • Taufkarkogel
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 18
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Vent (alternative route)
  • Tiefenbachglacier - Mountaineering Village Vent
  • Sölden - Breslauer Hütte
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
287 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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