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Thematic Trail recommended route

Riddle Path Winkelberg - Längenfeld

Thematic Trail · Laengenfeld · Open
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  • Winkelbergsee
    / Winkelbergsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus , Ötztal
  • / Winkelbergsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
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LÄNGENFELD/AU -> Winklen -> Riddle Path Winkelberg -> Winkelbergsee -> Winklen -> LÄNGENFELD/AU
Distance 4.4 km
1:30 h
144 m
142 m
1,247 m
1,146 m
From the parking lot in Winklen / Au near Längenfeld, follow the road in the direction of Winklen to the Rätselweg signpost. The path leads through meadows at the beginning, but leads straight into dense forest in which granite boulders as high as a house are scattered. Although the huge rock fall was 10,000 years ago, the traces are still clearly visible today. The geology is explained in a child-friendly way along the way. A walk-in witch's house should not be missing in a "fairytale forest". There is a natural water playground right on the lake that awakens the joy of playing in young and old. The descent is via the forest path or a forest path back to Winklen to the parking lot.

Author’s recommendation

Those who like to go on a treasure hunt will find what they are looking for here at Winkelberg. You can get the matching treasure map from the Längenfeld information office.


Since there is no rest stop on the whole way, we recommend to take a snack.

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Update: May 31, 2021
Highest point
1,247 m
Lowest point
1,146 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

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


Winklen/Au (1,151 m)
47.100556, 10.951780
47°06'02.0"N 10°57'06.4"E
32T 648104 5218186



Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot in Winklen / Au near Längenfeld the path leads over the Rätselweg and on through the forest to the Winkelbergsee. At Winkelbergsee there is a water playground that awakens the playfulness of young and old.



all notes on protected areas

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:


Getting there

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 Längenfeld:

Parking in Au before the bridge / Elektro Optimal - free of charge



47.100556, 10.951780
47°06'02.0"N 10°57'06.4"E
32T 648104 5218186
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kraftquell Längenfeld


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 no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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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  • Arzwinkel Waalweg
  • Around Umhausen
  • Hochalmen Wanderweg- Längenfeld/Huben
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4.4 km
1:30 h
144 m
142 m
Highest point
1,247 m
Lowest point
1,146 m
Circular route Family-friendly Geological highlights


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