Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
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LÄNGENFELD –> Lake Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels –> UMHAUSEN
A SMALL PARADISE SHAPED BY A ROCKSLIDE
The wide open valley basin of Längenfeld and its lush green meadows cover some 20 dreamlike kilometers. Also the Waterfall in Lehn reminds of a fairytale: masses of Alpine waters are falling about 80 meters into the impressive ravine. Benches and wooden platforms invite you to take a deep breath, offering fabulous panoramic views of the huge plain. A giant rockslide some 10,000 years ago has left many traces still visible today, comprising the dreamlike flora and fauna in the entire landslide area. Right in the middle of this awesome scenery you'll find a shallow, jade-colored mountain lake which makes children's hearts beat faster thanks to a number of sustainable constructions. There is always action either at lake Winkelbergsee, in the small water park nearby or on the exciting Geology & Animal Theme Trail.
Quaint Wurzbergalm mountain inn nestles just above the lake, between Alpine pastures and deep green mountain forests. Varied sounds and scents of the forest accompany you towards the little village of Köfels, formed by the Köfels rockslide on a high-altitude plateau. Soon you will reach Umhausen, the stage's destination down on the valley floor.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
No major difficulties
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
… even today experts rack their brains about the reasons for the Köfels rockslide? The scientific theories are revolving around weather influences, a volcanic eruption or even a meteorite impact.
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
This hiking tour leads past the campsite of Längenfeld, along the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook towards the hamlet of Lehner-Au. Great views of the mighty Waterfall in Lehn accompany you on the trail that branches-off to the left, traveling over lush fields to the forest edge. Soon you turn left again and reach the forest trail that takes you up to lake Winkelbergsee.
Following the signposts towards Wurzbergalm, you can either follow the wide forest trailor the narrow mountain path which branches off to the left after about 25walking minutes.
From lovely Wurzbergalm the route branches off to the right into an old forest trail which takes you to Köfels. In Köfels you descend in serpentines througha sparse forest, follow the hiking trail until you reach Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Crossing Ötztaler Ache and the main road, you walk a short stretch parallel to the road before a small forest path leads uphill to the hamlet of Arzwinkel. Then cross the Niederthai road and walk through a small forest to the bustling Bischoffsplatz and further on to the village center of Umhausen.
Public transportEnjoy 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 thereLängenfeld 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 https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Längenfeld:
- next to the old fire station (entrance to campsite) - free of charge
- Sports center - (football pitch and swimming pool) - free of charge
- Parking at the end of Längenfeld - (where the natural park house is built) free of charge
- Opposite the Ötztal Tourismus (small number of parking spaces) free of charge
- Parking in Au before the bridge / Elektro Optimal - free of charge
- Parking in Lehn - nearby Heimatmuseum - subject to charges
- Parking Oberried - climbing garden – payable
EquipmentStandard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots
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