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Hiking Trail recommended route

Schweinfurter Hütte - Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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NIEDERTHAI -> car park Sennhof -> Larstigalm -> Klein Horlachalm -> Groß Horlachalm -> SCHWEINFURTER HUT

 

easy
Distance 5.9 km
2:03 h
491 m
3 m
2,032 m
1,541 m
The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof (next to the Information office). From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. The hut is a very popular day trip destination, accommodation for hut hikers and starting point for easy and demanding hikes and high mountain tours. Even with the mountain bike the hut is very easy to reach. On the way back you can alternatively hike on Bergmaderweg. For this, you have to switch right over the stream shortly after the Larstigalm - beautiful view!

 

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: May 23, 2024
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
2,032 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
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Rest stops

Schweinfurter Hut
Kleinhorlachalm
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers.

Please pay attention to the current weather report

 

Tips and suggestions

 

More information about hiking can be found here

Start

car park Sennhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.128294, 10.968035
DMS
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'04.9"E
UTM
32T 649260 5221300
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Destination

Schweinfurter hut

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof (next to the Information office). From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. On the way back you can alternatively hike on Bergmaderweg. For this, you have to switch right over the stream shortly after the Larstigalm - beautiful view!

 

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

In Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:
  • car park "Sennhof" | one day ticket for cars € 5,00, fee required from 7:00 am till 6:30 pm | the car park for people with handicap is free, please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car | Buses park for free

Coordinates

DD
47.128294, 10.968035
DMS
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'04.9"E
UTM
32T 649260 5221300
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking map | scale: 1:35.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

Similar routes nearby

  • circular walk Bergmahderweg - Niederthai
  • Narrenkogel - Niederthai
  • Höfle - Bichl - Niederthai
  • Larstigalm - Niederthai
  • Klein Horlachalm - Niederthai
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:03 h
Ascent
491 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
2,032 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
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