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Hiking Trail recommended route

Pestkapelle - Kraftquell Längenfeld

Hiking Trail · Laengenfeld · open
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  • Albin Egger Lienz Galerie
    / Albin Egger Lienz Galerie
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Pestkapelle
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Pestkapelle
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
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FISCHBACHBRÜCKE - Albin Egger Lienz Weg - PESTKAPELLE
open
easy
Distance 1.1 km
0:20 h
37 m
15 m
If you don‘t feel well then this is the right place, it provides a feeling of deep peace and quiet. A place that gives comfort to all those in need of encouragement. Just like the locals back in the 17th century who came here to mourn for the victims of the plague. It was a must to bury them on this shore of the river, therefore a small Trinity Chapel was erected in 1661 amid the forest at Kropfbühel area. Locals call the precious little building Bichl Church or Plague Chapel.

Closing your eyes you will feel the infinite strength coming from the red/white chapel. A place of silence where you refuel your energy.

The atmosphere inside the chapel seems to be light-hearted. A bright white barrel vault towers above the golden high altar with many figurines and the huge side altar in Rococo style. The audience fully indulges in this magic setting where also choir, baroque and pop music open-air concerts are held.

Author’s recommendation

Take your time to look at the pictures of the artist Albin Egger (* 1868 - † 1926). These were created during his stays in Längenfeld.
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld
Update: June 16, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,204 m
Lowest point
1,168 m
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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/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

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

Start

Fischbach Bridge (1,182 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.073032, 10.970434
DMS
47°04'22.9"N 10°58'13.6"E
UTM
32T 649597 5215163
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Destination

Pestkapelle

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Fischbach bridge in the center of Längenfeld, the Albin Egger Lienz path leads along the Fischbach to the mouth of the Ötztaler Ache. There the path continues for a short distance along the Ötztaler Ache to the small pedestrian bridge. After crossing it, the path leads through a sparse forest to the plague chapel.

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 options are available:
  • Sports center Längenfeld
  • opposite information office

Coordinates

DD
47.073032, 10.970434
DMS
47°04'22.9"N 10°58'13.6"E
UTM
32T 649597 5215163
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Map of Längenfeld

Author’s map recommendations

Map of Längenfeld

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.

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.

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  • Auenweg - Längenfeld
  • Fischbachrunde - Längenfeld
  • Thermenrunde - Längenfeld
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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
37 m
Descent
15 m
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