ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF –> Inn/Ötztaler Ache –> AREA 47 –> Brunau –> Ambach –> Auer Klamm –> Oetzerau –> OETZ
LUSH GREEN ALPINE MEADOWS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF A MIGHTY 3000 METER HIGH PEAK
Not far from the small village of Ötztal Bahnhof you can indulge in one of Europe's probably trendiest and coolest outdoor adventure worlds. The adrenaline-seeking guests find a truly unique adventure paradise at the AREA 47, located directly on the white waters of Ötztaler Ache amidst a gigantic landslide area. Dizzy heights and ultimate thrills are guaranteed on exciting trails and activity paths. Unlimited outdoor fun between the rushing Ötztaler Ache mountain brook, the wildly romantic Auerklamm ravine and abandoned castle ruins.
The scenic remains of Auenstein Castle are towering high above Oetz - the destination of this stage - on a huge crest formed by glacial polish. An ancient connecting route leads from the Auerklamm ravine up to the castle. Breathtaking mountain landscapes and steep rock walls await you here in the foothills of splendid Acherkogel peak, the Eastern Alps' northernmost mountain higher than 3000 meters. Down on the valley floor, there are myriad lovely places and scenic Lake Piburger See encircled by lush meadows and Alpine pastures at the heart of the rockslide area.
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
No major difficulties
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
... the Tschirgant mountain massif was struck by a severe earthquake in prehistoric times? Back then up to 300 million cubic meters of rock fell down and blocked even some parts of the Ötztal on the opposite side.
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereÖtztal Bahnhof is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in the Inn valley. 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 Ötztal Bahnhof:
- Parking Train station - subject to charges
- Ötztaler Höhe - free of charge
EquipmentStandard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- 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.