We respect your
right to privacy!

Cookie settings

By clicking on "Accept" , you consent to use cookies and other technologies (provided by us and other trusted partners). We use such data for anonymous statistical purposes, tailor-made settings and to display personalized content and advertisements. It will help to provide you with an improved website experience. Please find out more about this topic in our Privacy Policy | Imprint

  • These cookies are absolutely necessary for the operation of this site and enable safety related functionalities, for example. Additionally, this type of cookie is as well used to save your personal cookie settings.

  • In order to further improve both our offer and website, we collect anonymized data for statistics and analyzes. By means of these cookies we can, for example, analyze the number of visitors and the effect of certain pages on our website by optimizing our content.

  • We use these cookies to improve usability of the site for you. For example, based on an accommodation search you already made, you can conveniently access the same lodging when you visit our website again.

  • These cookies are used to display personalized content that matches your interests. It enables us to provide you with offers that are particularly relevant to your personally planned trip.

Hiking Trail recommended route


Hiking Trail · Laengenfeld · Open
Logo Ötztal
Responsible for this content
Ötztal Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Bild
    / Bild
  • /
    Photo: Ötztal
  • /
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Nissl Alm - Sommer
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
m 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 1600 1500 5 4 3 2 1 km Nisslalm
GRIES PARKING AREA -> direction Nissl Alm -> NISSL ALM
Distance 5.2 km
1:50 h
460 m
0 m
2,054 m
1,592 m
Route 1: The hike starts from the parking lot at the outskirts of Gries. Follow the meadows in the direction of "Vögelasbrücke". There you turn right after the first turns at the crossroads. The wide forest road leads partly through forest, finally through alpine meadows to the quaint Nisslalm.

Route 2: The trail starts directly from the town center. Via Fischbachbrücke you reach the accommodation "Tiroler Hütte". Here begins the very steep shortcut trail. It first leads through shady forest, then through alpine meadows to the Nisslalm.

Author’s recommendation

Bronze relief section of the Ötztal Nature Park at the start of the trail: Here you can learn about the habitat "Wild Water" or the history of Gries.
Profile picture of Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld
Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld
Update: December 22, 2021
Highest point
2,054 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Moderate 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:

Tips and hints

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


Gries (1,591 m)
47.069552, 11.026765
47°04'10.4"N 11°01'36.4"E
32T 653883 5214886


Nissl Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Route 1: A wide forest trail leads slightly uphill over many turns through forest and finally through alpine meadows to the Nissl Alm.

Route 2: A steep trail leads from the center over a shortcut through the forest and finally over alpine meadows to the Nissl Alm.


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 Gries:

Parking at the end of the village - chargeable


47.069552, 11.026765
47°04'10.4"N 11°01'36.4"E
32T 653883 5214886
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 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Sulztal Alm
  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Winnebachseehütte - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Amberger Hut
  • Lake Schönrinnenkarsee
  • Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Brandalm - Längenfeld
 These suggestions were created automatically.
5.2 km
1:50 h
460 m
Highest point
2,054 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view