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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 14

Ötztal Trek Stage 14

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    / Hochjoch Hospiz
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  • / Brandenburgerhaus
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m 3600 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Brandenburger Haus Kesselwandferner Hochjoch-Hospiz Doleretteweg
Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) -> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
Distance 6.3 km
3:00 h
1,004 m
168 m
3,247 m
2,410 m
  • Route: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Walking security, basic level of dizziness, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage over the boiler wall remover (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope;
  • Acess / exit point: from Vent through Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)

Author’s recommendation


Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m) – Dahmannspitze (3.397 m) - Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit erforderlich; Routenverlauf größtenteils über meist schneebedecktes, spaltenfreies Eisfeld; Steigeisen, Pickel, Seil in der Regel nicht erforderlich; fantastische Sonnenuntergangstour
Schwierigkeit, Gehzeit: mittlere Wanderroute über Gletscher, ca. 0,50 h
Höhenunterschied: 120 hm Auf- und Abstieg

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Update: April 13, 2021
Highest point
3,247 m
Lowest point
2,410 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Brandenburger Haus

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route

Passage über den Kesselwandferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen!

Tips and hints

Did you know that…
...Brandenburger Haus is the highest Alpine refuge hut run by the DAV (German Alpine Club)?

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


Hochjoch-Hospiz (2,410 m)
46.825142, 10.833904
46°49'30.5"N 10°50'02.1"E
32T 639876 5187365


Brandenburger Haus

Turn-by-turn directions


The trail first climbs in leisurely switchbacks through rather steep meadows before it gets really precipitous. Brandenburger Haus at 3.274 Meter above sea level is perched on the edge of a rock above Kesselwandferner glacier, amid spectacular mountain scenery. Up to approx. 3000 meters you follow Deloretteweg Trail before you reach countless crevasses spread over the glacier area. The route through the glacier is fairly easy to follow as it is marked with long poles. Nonetheless: roping-up is essential here! It takes about an hour to cross the glacier fields in a western/northwestern direction. The last section of the tour takes you through boulders up to Brandenburger Haus which affords spectacular panoramic views. Weißkugel, Tirol’s most beautiful mountain according to some, is only one of the many awe-inspiring peaks.


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

Vent 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 Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)


46.825142, 10.833904
46°49'30.5"N 10°50'02.1"E
32T 639876 5187365
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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.

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6.3 km
3:00 h
1,004 m
168 m
Highest point
3,247 m
Lowest point
2,410 m
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