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Thematic Trail recommended route

Tauferberg forrest and Hoher Stein

Thematic Trail · Oetztal · open
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  • Niederthai
    / Niederthai
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  • / Hoher Stein
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  • / Tauferbergwald
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m 1650 1600 1550 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
Niederthai -> Tauferbergwald -> Hoher Stein -> Niederthai 
open
easy
Distance 3.4 km
2:00 h
122 m
121 m
The almost level forest area west of Niederthai is called Tauferberg. Start your hike at the Lehen car park in Niederthai. After about 50 meters you turn left into the forest, follow the broad forest trail until you reach a fork-off. Wiesle is on the left, Wolfsegg is on the right. Keep to the right and proceed on the forest trail. Later the trail forks into a much narrower path called "Tauferbergrunde".  Always follow the trail signs towards Hoher Stein. On your way uphill you leave behind a climbing area where you can watch - with a bit of luck - some skilled rock climbers. On top you indulge in the marvelous vistas of Längenfeld and its wide open basin. Return to Niederthai on the same route, by walking further on to the shorter Tauferberg loop trail and Mauslesattel.

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,563 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/en/summer.html

Tips and hints

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

Start

Niederthai (1,563 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.121027, 10.966087
DMS
47°07'15.7"N 10°57'57.9"E
UTM
32T 649133 5220488
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Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The almost level forest area west of Niederthai is called Tauferberg. Start your hike at the Lehen car park in Niederthai. After about 50 meters you turn left into the forest, follow the broad forest trail until you reach a fork-off. Wiesle is on the left, Wolfsegg is on the right. Keep to the right and proceed on the forest trail. Later the trail forks into a much narrower path called "Tauferbergrunde".  Always follow the trail signs towards Hoher Stein. On your way uphill you leave behind a climbing area where you can watch - with a bit of luck - some skilled rock climbers. On top you indulge in the marvelous vistas of Längenfeld and its wide open basin. Return to Niederthai on the same route, by walking further on to the shorter Tauferberg loop trail and Mauslesattel.

 

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 Niederthai:
  • Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), payable 

 

Coordinates

DD
47.121027, 10.966087
DMS
47°07'15.7"N 10°57'57.9"E
UTM
32T 649133 5220488
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

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  • Water Walk Brand-Burgstein Längenfeld
  • Hochalmen Wanderweg- Längenfeld/Huben
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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
121 m
Scenic Family-friendly

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