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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 7

Ötztal Trek Stage 7

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Hildesheimer Hütte
    / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • / Gamsplatzl
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  • / Siegerlandhütte
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  • /
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m 3200 3100 3000 2900 2800 2700 2600 5 4 3 2 1 km Gamsplatzl Hildesheimer Hütte Siegerlandhütte Triebenkarsee
Hildesheimer Hütte (2.900 m) -> Gamsplatzl (3.018 m) -> Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m)
Distance 5.3 km
2:00 h
376 m
573 m
3,017 m
2,648 m
  • Route: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Hildesheimer Hut, Siegerland Hut
  • Acess / exit point: from Sölden through the Windach Valley and via Aschenbrenner- or Gaiskarweg (steep) to Hildesheimer Hütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    from Sölden through the Windachtal to Siegerlandhütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    alternatively bus from Sölden to Fiegl's Gasthaus in the Windach Valley - approx. 3 h ascent to Hildesheimer Hütte and Siegerlandhütte (approx. 2 h descent)
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Update: April 13, 2021
Highest point
3,017 m
Lowest point
2,648 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hildesheimer Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... in Windachtal valley the golden eagles feel at home?

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


Hildesheimer Hütte (2,900 m)
46.966116, 11.118958
46°57'58.0"N 11°07'08.2"E
32T 661194 5203578



Turn-by-turn directions


From the hut you walk down Windachtal valley until a trail branches off to the left, towards the rushing Gaiskarbach mountain brook. Continue across the moraine of famous Pfaffenferner glacier and – steeply ascending in part – through boulders and rubble to Gamsplatzl area. There is a short section with fixed cables for your safety. This small plateau provides marvelous views of the Stubai Alps with Zuckerhütl at 3507 meters and the breathtaking Ötztal Alps.The trail switchbacks steeply down to lake Triebenkarsee below the glaciers nout of Triebenkarlasferner. The next stretch is easy and has only little elevation change. The trail crosses the precipitous slopes of Scheiblehn area and then gently climbs up to Siegerlandhütte.



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

Sölden 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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


46.966116, 11.118958
46°57'58.0"N 11°07'08.2"E
32T 661194 5203578
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

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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  • Ötztaler Urweg E5 Sölden - Obergurgl
  • Ötztaler Urweg Umleitung E5 Sölden - Hochgurgl Crosspoint (Weiterfahrt Bus nach Obergurgl)
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 9
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5.3 km
2:00 h
376 m
573 m
Highest point
3,017 m
Lowest point
2,648 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route


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