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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 21

Ötztal Trek Stage 21

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Frischmann Hütte
    Frischmann Hütte
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m 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 8 6 4 2 km Frischmannhütte Fundusfeiler Erlanger Hütte Wettersee Funduskar
Frischmannhütte (2.192 m) –> Fundusfeiler (3.079 m) –> Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m)
difficult
Distance 9.4 km
4:30 h
1,270 m
925 m
3,067 m
2,194 m
  • Route: Climbing
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain path black
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Frischmann Hut, Erlanger Hut
  • Acess / exit point: Umhausen to the Frischmannhütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent,
    alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Hinteren Fundusalm - then another 30 min ascent to the Frischmannhütte);
    from Köfels (municipality Umhausen) to the Frischmannhütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent);
    from Umhausen to the Erlanger hut (approx. 4,5 h ascent, approx. 3,5 h descent,
    alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to intersection towards Vordere Leierstalalm - then approx. 2 h ascent to the Erlanger hut, approx. 1,5 h descent )
    Taxi Scharfetter T +43 (0) 5255 5858

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Frischmannhütte – Waalweg Fundus – Frischmannhütte

From Frischmannhütte the trail leads towards the rear Fundustal side valley, traveling eastwards to Köfler Scharte at 2088 meters, then in north-eastern direction to Hintere Fundusalm. The Waalweg water trail through Fundustal promises unique nature exploration above the tree line due to its exposed location and the unique terrain (some 50% made of primary rocks).

Level, walking time: easy hike, about. 1.35 h
Altitude meters: 120 hm descent and ascent

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: April 15, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,067 m
Lowest point
2,194 m
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Rest stops

Erlanger Hütte
Frischmannhütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... Fundus Waalweg, a former irrigation ditch, once supplied Köfels with water?

 

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

Start

Frischmannhütte (2,193 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.102860, 10.884914
DMS
47°06'10.3"N 10°53'05.7"E
UTM
32T 643024 5218318
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Destination

Erlanger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

DREITAUSENDERLUFT WITH A MOUNTAIN LAKE


From the hut you climb into Funduskar, following the well-maintained path in steep terrain up to Fundusfeilerrinne trough. The last 150 altitude meters from Feilerscharte to panoramic Fundusfeiler peak (3079 m) are an absolute must!
Head in northern direction through scree areas down to „Schwarzes Loch“ area. At the fork you keep to the right and continue hiking westwards through the gently rolling pasturelands of Leierstal. Later the trail climbs in switchbacks to a mountain dip past which you can already see crystal-clear Wettersee, one of Ötztal’s most pristine mountain lakes. It‘s only a short descent down to the fabulous lake and within a few more minutes you also reach Erlanger Hütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy 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 there

Umhausen 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
  • Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
  • Parking Köfels (payable)

Coordinates

DD
47.102860, 10.884914
DMS
47°06'10.3"N 10°53'05.7"E
UTM
32T 643024 5218318
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Route 6
  • Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 22
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 20
  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
  • Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,270 m
Descent
925 m
Highest point
3,067 m
Lowest point
2,194 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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