Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
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LÄNGENFELD –> Brand –> Suspension bridge –> Burgstein –> Jagdhütte –> Winkle –> Aschbach –> Höfle –> SÖLDEN
LÄNGENFELD - PLACES OF STRENGTH AND ENERGY
Researchers have discovered that the Längenfeld valley basin was under water until about 900 AD and formed a lake. Today the valley floor is covered with unusually fertile soil and almost tangible sources of energy. This immense power created by nature is no coincidence, there are many other similar places in Längenfeld and its surrounding hamlets. A trail network named "Kraftquell Längenfeld" (source of strength) connects all these moments of strength and energy.
One of this outstanding spots is your next stop, nestling between the high Alpine plateaus of Brand and Burgstein where you cross the 200-meter high suspension bridge. An elated moment with splendid panorama views, towering high above the breathtaking valley floor with its lovely hamlets, small villages, the meandering Ötztaler Ache mountain brook and deep green meadows. All these wonderful impressions accompany you to your next destination. Great contrasts can also be found here - ranging from quiet farmhouses and secluded trails to Sölden's lively center and activity hot spots!
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
Pay attention to walking time
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
... the hot springs, essential for developing today's AQUA DOME spa center, were discovered in a depth of 1865 meters and that the water has 68 degree Celsius?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
The starting point of this hike is in the center of Längenfeld at the height of Fischbach bridge. The first steps lead into the so-called Klamm area (ravine) where you choose the left side of the brooklet and hike a few altitude meters along the Strelesperre rocky path towards the rustic Brand Alm. After a40-minute ascent you reach the idyllic mountain farm in Brand. From there you first cross a dense forest, following the trail over a 220 m high suspension bridge offering an incredible panorama of Längenfeld’s unique valley basin.
The hamlet of Burgstein, nestling on a sunny high Alpine plateau, offers authentic mountain farm idyll. There you follow the ascending Jadgweg trail until you get to a secluded hunter‘s hut. Continue along the mountainside and descend to the hamlet of Winkle. At the huge quarry you turn left, then you hike uphill through the forest and downhill again past the hamlet of Winkle and further on to Bruggen. Take the underpass at the end of Bruggen, cross the main road and follow the trail into the valley to Aschbach. After another underpass you reach the otherside of the road, following the signposts towards Sölden. Along the tree line you hike above the large hamlets of Sölden - Kaisers, Schmiedhof, Rechenau - to the village center of Sölden.
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 thereGries 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 Gries:
Gries at the end of the village - free of charge
EquipmentStandard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots
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