OCHSENGARTEN -> Balbach Alm -> Wetterkreuz -> Wörgetal -> Knappenweg -> Mareil -> OCHSENGARTEN
Starting point is the Ochsengarten tourist information. You cross the road and walk on the steep hiking path through the forest up to Balbach Alm. At the hut you walk left and higher on the narrow path to the Wetterkreuz peak. From this peak you will enjoy a great view on the Stubaier Alps and the mountain scenery of the Inn-valley. On the back of the peak you walk down on narrow hiking paths through the "Wörgetal-valley", a beautiful alpine pasture landscape. At the end there is the small lake Pochersee. From there you hike down through the forest direction Mareil. Follow the "Kaiser-Fraz-Josef-Weg back to Ochsengarten.
Take a rest at the lake Pochersee and visit the small museum at the Knappenhaus
Safety informationModerate 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: www.oetztal.com
Tips, hints and linksMore hiking tipps on www.oetztal.com
Getting thereThe 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten:
- Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
- Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from the Ötztal tourist information office
- Ochsengarten at the end of the village, in the direction of Kühtai, at the school
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EquipmentAppropriate 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 no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.
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