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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 9

Ötztaler Urweg E9 Granstein - Längenfeld

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Blick nach Längenfeld
    / Blick nach Längenfeld
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  • / Hochwald
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  • / Blick ins Pollestal
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  • / Feuerstein
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  • / Huben
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  • / Längenfeld
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m 1700 1600 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Pestkapelle Jausenstation Hochwald Teufelskanzel Alpengasthof am Feuerstein



GRANSTEIN –> Hochwald –> Aschbach –> Huben  –> Duringweg –> LÄNGENFELD

Distance 14.9 km
5:00 h
486 m
780 m



Hochwald is said to be just as quiet and idyllic as Granstein. The small hamlet at a forest clearing not far from Sölden, surrounded by deep green larch trees. Here you should look back and enjoy the awesome view of the village amidst a gigantic mountain scenery - resembling an idyllic picture in a perfect setting. 


Scenic Duringweg, another high altitude trail that travels high above the small villages and hamlets, features many more places of strength and exceptional energy - plus many historical farmhouses. Buildings from bygone times show the traditional consciousness of the Ötztal locals. As soon as you reach Teufelskanzel, the next place of strength, you will feel "devilish" good. The panoramic view is really unique, opposite you can see the suspension bridge connecting Brandalm and Burgstein in lofty heights.

Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,169 m

Rest Stop

Jausenstation Hochwald
Alpengasthof am Feuerstein

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

… legend has it that a farmer personally made a pact with the devil in the Teufelskanzel area? The devil offered wealth and prosperity to the farmer, in return the farmer sold his soul to him.


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


Granstein (1,463 m)
46.990580, 11.008183
46°59'26.1"N 11°00'29.5"E
32T 652698 5206074



Turn-by-turn directions

From Granstein you reach Hochwald on the right via a connecting path. Later the slightly descending trail leads through the dense forest to Ötztal‘s mainroad. Follow the Ötztal Cycle Trail out of the valley towards Aschbach where you cross the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Continue until you get to the hamlet Bruggen through an underpass.
Keeping left and following the gravel road, you enjoy a stroll through the hamletsof Bruggen and Winkle until you finally reach the next underpass. Then keep to the left and cross the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Continue to the houses of Huben until you pass the sports field in the direction of Gottsgut.You always walk to the left of the Ötztaler Ache brook until you reach the branch-off into Duringweg on the left. The ascending and switch-backing trail leads up to lofty heights.
Magnificent panoramic views await you at the Teufelskanzel. From Teufelskanzel the trail continues - moderately descending - to the Plague Chapel, down to the campsite and straight on to Fischbach bridge in Oberlängenfeld.


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

Granstein 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



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
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


46.990580, 11.008183
46°59'26.1"N 11°00'29.5"E
32T 652698 5206074
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Standard 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)
  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • 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
  • Sleepwear
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Jausenstation Hochwald
  • Kaiser Trail (698)
  • LETTN LINE (6009)
  • Leiterbergalm
  • Gasthof Granstein
  • Leiterberg Trail (672)
  • Grieskogl
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14.9 km
5:00 h
486 m
780 m


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