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You can also take the glacier bus to the Rettenbachalm or to the Rettenbach glacier and hike from there to the Rotkoglhütte.
Enjoy the view on the surrounding peaks, especially on Tyrol's highest mountain, the Wildspitze (3,774 m), or dare to take a tour on top of the Rotkogel (2,948 m) or the Schwarzkogel (3,016 m).
With almost 1.5 hours of ascent time, it could be described as the “easiest” 3,000-meter peak in Sölden. Past the idyllic Schwarzsee, the tour is sure to be an experience for everyone.
At the Rotkoglhütte our little visitors are in good hands on the playground with giant climbing shoes, slides, sandpit, etc. and who can say that they jumped on a trampoline at 2,666 m?
For not so nice weather we have prepared toys in our rooms. In the immediate surrounding of the hut is the “Maria Schnee” chapel, which is open to all visitors.
Safety informationEasy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers.
Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html
Tips and hintsMore details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Option 2: From the Rettenbach glacier over the Schwarzsee to the Rotkogelhütte. Walking time approx. 2 hours
Public transportTravel 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
By roadThe 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
- Parking lot Postplatz
- 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
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EquipmentAppropriate 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
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