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Thematic Trail recommended route

Arzwinkel Waalweg

Thematic Trail · Oetztal · Open
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  • Waalweg Umhausen
    / Waalweg Umhausen
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  • / Umhausen
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  • / Kneippanlage Umhausen
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Umhausen -> Waalweg -> Umhausen
Distance 2.1 km
0:45 h
135 m
135 m
1,171 m
1,075 m
This walk starts right at the Bischoffsplatz car park. The climbing trail to the right of the Kneipphäusl snack station leads directly into Tauferberg forest. Once on top, a level trail forks off: the Waalweg Trail - a former irrigation ditch still flanked by a small brooklet - was used for watering the meadows in long past times. Follow the route until you get to the cart trail that leads back to the starting point.
Highest point
1,171 m
Lowest point
1,075 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Leichter Wanderweg; für Einsteiger und Spaziergeher geeignet

Bitte beachten Sie den aktuellen Wetterbericht unter: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

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


car park Bischoffsplatz (1,074 m)
47.131583, 10.930067
47°07'53.7"N 10°55'48.2"E
32T 646371 5221593


car park Bischoffsplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

The walk starts at Bischoffsplatz. To the right of the Kneipphäusl recreation station, the path leads up to the Tauferberg forest. At the top, a flat path branches off on the left - you are at Waalweg. Directly next to the flat high-way trail runs a brook, which used to serve the irrigation of the fields. Also one or the other waterwheel can be found here. Follow the path until you return to the normal path that leads back to the starting point.


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: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

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 Umhausen:
  •  car park Bischoffsplatz, payable from 07:00 to 18:30



47.131583, 10.930067
47°07'53.7"N 10°55'48.2"E
32T 646371 5221593
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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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  • Riddle Path Winkelberg - Längenfeld
  • Water Walk Brand-Burgstein Längenfeld
  • Water Walk Lake Piburger See Oetz
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2.1 km
0:45 h
135 m
135 m
Highest point
1,171 m
Lowest point
1,075 m
Family-friendly Circular route


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