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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 3

Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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NIEDERTHAI –> Wiesle –> Hemrach Alm –> Dorf –> Ötztaler Ache –> Fischbach –> LÄNGENFELD


Due to construction work, there may be local detours here

Distance 13.3 km
4:00 h
444 m
812 m
1,831 m
1,154 m



Pure mountain idyll can be found in the small Alpine village of Niederthai. Heading a little further it becomes even more romantic: at the heart of the forest and a nice-smelling mountain meadow there is a small chapel and an adjacent Alpine pasture called Wiesle. As in earlier years, as if time has stopped here. Also at the next stopover, the Hemrach Almen pasturelands, you will inhale this truly authentic flair in unspoilt surroundings.


The name of the area already describes the scenery, deriving from "the long field". Down in the valley close to the Strelesperre platform at Fischbach, visitors experience almost "elated moments" while watching the dancing swirls of the Fischbach waters, the biggest feeder brook of the Ötztaler Ache.

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Maximilian Nösig
Update: April 25, 2024
Highest point
1,831 m
Lowest point
1,154 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 8.68%Dirt road 3.87%Forested/wild trail 44.82%Path 42.62%
1.2 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
5.9 km
5.7 km
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Rest stops


Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... in Gries / Sulztal valley several hot sulfur springs were discovered already in 1864? Längenfeld has become a world famous thermal spa region thanks to its beneficial and healing effects!


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


47.128295, 10.967629
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.5"E
32T 649229 5221299



Turn-by-turn directions

At the Niederthai Information office you turn right and take the road up the hill, past the houses and restaurants, always keeping right to the sports field in the hamlet of Lehn. A wide forest trail now leads to the left, a little steeper at the beginning, up to Mauslasattel. At its top it becomes flat again and at its end it leads down through dense forest.
If you want to take a break, follow the forestpath to Jausenstation Wiesle. The rustic snack station is located in a truly idyllic clearing.
On the descent you leave the meadow and continue on the forest path towards Längenfeld. If you want to go further right away, follow the route through the forest. Soon the path forks off, you take the left route in the direction of Längenfeld. On the ascending trail you pass Hemerachalmen huts, which are not serviced but invite you to take a break.
From there a forest trailtakes you down the mountainside to Längenfeld. On the valley floor you get to the hamlet of Dorf-Espan via an underpass. In Dorf you turn slightly to the right, past the houses in Espan and to Ötztaler Ache. From here you continue along the river shore of Ötztaler Ache, across the flat valley basin to Unterlängenfeld.
At Fischbach brooklet you turn left and follow the largest feeder of the Ache to the main road in Längenfeld. Along the sidewalk you enjoy a stroll through the center of the village.

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



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



The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:

- Sennhof Parking Lot | chargeable | Multi-day ticket available

- Lehen Village (Football Field) | chargeable | Only single-day tickets available


47.128295, 10.967629
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.5"E
32T 649229 5221299
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

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


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.

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13.3 km
4:00 h
444 m
812 m
Highest point
1,831 m
Lowest point
1,154 m


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