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Hiking Trail recommended route

Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries

Hiking Trail · Laengenfeld · Open
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  • Wallfahrtskirche in Gries
    / Wallfahrtskirche in Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
  • / Besinnungsweg
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
  • / Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
  • / Gries Sommer
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
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GRIES -> Kirche -> Aussichtskanzel -> GRIES
Distance 3.1 km
0:50 h
83 m
83 m
1,625 m
1,545 m
The  church Maria Hilf, starting point of the contemplation path, is spiritually and contemplatively on the circular walk. This leads slightly uphill through the meadows and forests of Gries, following the way to the newly built viewing platform. From here you have a wonderful view of the small mountain village, in the background the striking mountains of the Stubai Alps with the Schrankogel and the Mutterberger Seespitze. Slightly downhill leads the beautifully landscaped trail to the collegiate chapel. After crossing the Grieser Landesstraße you follow the Fischbach back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

At the end of the hike, the Maria Hilf chaplain church in Gries can be viewed. The bell and steeple are among one of the most beautiful churches built in 1655. Below the gallery you can find the history of the pilgrimage church's origins. The church is also popular as a pilgrimage church.
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Update: December 22, 2021
Highest point
1,625 m
Lowest point
1,545 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 


Church in Gries (1,569 m)
47.071630, 11.020401
47°04'17.9"N 11°01'13.4"E
32T 653394 5215104


at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

From the  church in Gries, follow the steadily ascending path to the viewing platform. The way back to the monastery chapel leads slightly downhill. The last part back to the starting point leads along the Fischbach.


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 spaces are available:
  •  Church in Gries - free
  • Parking on the outskirts of Gries - chargeable


47.071630, 11.020401
47°04'17.9"N 11°01'13.4"E
32T 653394 5215104
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Map of Längenfeld/Gries

Author’s map recommendations

Map of Längenfeld/Gries


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • 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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  • Amberger Hut
  • Brandalm - Längenfeld
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3.1 km
0:50 h
83 m
83 m
Highest point
1,625 m
Lowest point
1,545 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly


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