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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 10

Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • / Längenfeld
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  • / Winkelbergsee
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  • / Wurzbergalm
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  • / Umhausen
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STAGE 10:

 

LÄNGENFELD –> Lake Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels  –> UMHAUSEN

moderate
Distance 13.9 km
4:30 h
529 m
669 m

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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,030 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Wurzbergalm

Safety information

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 

Start

Längenfeld (1,173 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.072548, 10.966587
DMS
47°04'21.2"N 10°57'59.7"E
UTM
32T 649306 5215102
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Destination

Umhausen

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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

Längenfeld 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

 

Parking

The 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

Coordinates

DD
47.072548, 10.966587
DMS
47°04'21.2"N 10°57'59.7"E
UTM
32T 649306 5215102
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
669 m
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