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Hiking Trail · Sölden
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m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Hühnersteign s'Stabele Schirmbar
Distance 3.4 km
1:45 h
635 m
635 m
The Hühnersteign in Sölden is something very special - because it combines warm hospitality with a cozy atmosphere, both inside and outside.

In the middle of the unique mountain world of the Ötztaler Alps, guests are spoiled with everything their heart desires. In the summer, the Hühnersteign is the perfect destination for hikers, mountaineers and bikers.

Enjoy hours of sunshine on the wonderful terrace with a view of the beautiful mountain panorama, which seems close enough to touch.

The Hühnersteige can be reached via simple hiking trails, starting from the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn (approx. 45 minutes) or from Hochsölden via the panorama path (approx. 45 minutes).

In addition, the "Ollweit Line" (a trail of the Bike Republic Sölden) leads directly past the hut. You can also easily reach the hut by car or bus - it's only a three-minute walk from the toll station (Gletscherstraße).

From Sölden you can get to the hut by passing the church into the hamlet of Grünwald, continue along the steeper forest path onto the road that leads to Hochsölden, to the Gampe Alm junction. Then continue south across the Gampe Alm to the marked path, slightly uphill to the Hühnersteign.

Author’s recommendation

Sie haben auch die Möglichkeit im Sommer wie im Winter mit dem Gletscherbus Richtung Mautstelle zu fahren.
Dort aussteigen erreichen Sie die Hühnersteige in 2 Minuten. Den Fahrplan für den Gletscherbus finden Sie unter folgendem Link https://www.oetztaler.at/linienverkehr/.

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Update: March 24, 2021
Highest point
Hühnersteign, 2,012 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,371 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

s`Stabele Bar

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Tips and hints

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


Sölden (1,370 m)
46.968034, 11.007046
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.4"E
32T 652675 5203567



Turn-by-turn directions

Option 1: Walk from Sölden past the church into the hamlet of Grünwald, continue along the steeper forest path onto the road that leads to Hochsölden, to the Gampe Alm junction. Continue over the Gampe Alm south to the marked path, slightly uphill to the Hühnersteign.

Option 2: Easily from Hochsölden via the Höhenweg to Hühnersteign. Walking time approx. 45 minutes

Option 3: from the middle station of the Gaislachkogl cable car to the Hühnersteign in approx. 45 minutes



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 thetrain station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our localtaxi 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


The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

 All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

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


46.968034, 11.007046
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.4"E
32T 652675 5203567
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Almzeit Brochure 

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal


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-aidbox, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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

  • Heidealm
  • Gaislachalm
  • Goldeggalm
  • Löple Alm
  • Hochsölden
  • Rettenbachalm
  • Gasthof Sonneck
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3.4 km
1:45 h
635 m
635 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly


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