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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 4

Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Brand
    / Brand
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  • / Gries
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  • / Brand
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  • / Burgstein
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  • / Hängebrücke
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  • / Burgstein
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  • / Sölden
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m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Felsensteig Strelesperre am Fischbach Hängebrücke Längenfeld Freizeit Arena



LÄNGENFELD –> Brand –> Suspension bridge –> Burgstein –> Jagdhütte –> Winkle –> Aschbach –> Höfle –> SÖLDEN

Distance 19.2 km
6:30 h
1,070 m
889 m
1,846 m
1,177 m



Researchers have discovered that the Längenfeld valley basin was under water until about 900 AD and formed a lake. Today the valley floor is covered with unusually fertile soil and almost tangible sources of energy. This immense power created by nature is no coincidence, there are many other similar places in Längenfeld and its surrounding hamlets. A trail network named "Kraftquell Längenfeld" (source of strength) connects all these moments of strength and energy.


One of this outstanding spots is your next stop, nestling between the high Alpine plateaus of Brand and Burgstein where you cross the 200-meter high suspension bridge. An elated moment with splendid panorama views, towering high above the breathtaking valley floor with its lovely hamlets, small villages, the meandering Ötztaler Ache mountain brook and deep green meadows. All these wonderful impressions accompany you to your next destination. Great contrasts can also be found here - ranging from quiet farmhouses and secluded trails to Sölden's lively center and activity hot spots!

Highest point
1,846 m
Lowest point
1,177 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

Pay attention to walking time

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... the hot springs, essential for developing today's AQUA DOME spa center, were discovered in a depth of 1865 meters and that the water has 68 degree Celsius?


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


Längenfeld (1,176 m)
47.072263, 10.966823
47°04'20.1"N 10°58'00.6"E
32T 649325 5215071



Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this hike is in the center of Längenfeld at the height of Fischbach bridge. The first steps lead into the so-called Klamm area (ravine) where you choose the left side of the brooklet and hike a few altitude meters along the Strelesperre rocky path towards the rustic Brand Alm. After a40-minute ascent you reach the idyllic mountain farm in Brand. From there you first cross a dense forest, following the trail over a 220 m high suspension bridge offering an incredible panorama of Längenfeld’s unique valley basin.
The hamlet of Burgstein, nestling on a sunny high Alpine plateau, offers authentic mountain farm idyll. There you follow the ascending Jadgweg trail until you get to a secluded hunter‘s hut. Continue along the mountainside and descend to the hamlet of Winkle. At the huge quarry you turn left, then you hike uphill through the forest and downhill again past the hamlet of Winkle and further on to Bruggen. Take the underpass at the end of Bruggen, cross the main road and follow the trail into the valley to Aschbach. After another underpass you reach the otherside of the road, following the signposts towards Sölden. Along the tree line you hike above the large hamlets of Sölden - Kaisers, Schmiedhof, Rechenau - to the village center of Sölden.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


Getting there

Gries is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:


Gries at the end of the village - free of charge


47.072263, 10.966823
47°04'20.1"N 10°58'00.6"E
32T 649325 5215071
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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19.2 km
6:30 h
1,070 m
889 m
Highest point
1,846 m
Lowest point
1,177 m


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