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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 21

Ötztal Trek Stage 21

Long Distance Hiking · Umhausen
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  • Frischmann Hütte
    Frischmann Hütte
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
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
Roland Grüner 
Update: May 02, 2024
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,067 m
Lowest point
2,194 m
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Path
9.4 km
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Rest stops

Erlanger Hütte
Frischmannhütte

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

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

 

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

Start

Frischmannhütte
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

AIR OF THE THREE-THOUSANDERS 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.

Public transport

Travel 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

 

Directions

The 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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:

- Umhausen Parking Mure | free of charge

- Umhausen Bischoffsplatz | chargeable | Multi-day tickets available

- Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden | chargeable | No multi-day tickets available

 

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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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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
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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
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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