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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route

Braunschweiger Hut

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    Braunschweiger Hütte
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
RETTENBACHGLETSCHER -> BRAUNSCHWEIGER HÜTTE -> RETTENBACHGLETSCHER 
moderate
Distance 3.6 km
2:00 h
362 m
287 m
2,758 m
2,780 m
From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut. 
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: March 26, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
Braunschweiger Hütte, 2,758 m
Lowest point
Rettenbachgletscher, 2,780 m
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Braunschweiger Hut

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Tips and suggestions

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

Start

Rettenbachglacier
Coordinates:
DD
46.944593, 10.933349
DMS
46°56'40.5"N 10°56'00.1"E
UTM
32T 647134 5200821
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Destination

Braunschweiger Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

From the chapel at Rettenbach Glacier you follow the walking trail to Pitztaler Jöchl car park where the gravel trail to Pitztaler Jöchl starts (in early summer there might be a snow field). In late summer you continue on the cart trail, crossing the marked glacier field towards Rettenbachjoch saddle. The panoramic trail across ridges takes walkers directly to the hut.

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

 

Directions

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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn

Coordinates

DD
46.944593, 10.933349
DMS
46°56'40.5"N 10°56'00.1"E
UTM
32T 647134 5200821
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Freytag & Berndt Karte WK 251, 1:50 000

Alpenvereinskarte 30/6, 1:25 000

Alpenvereinskarte 30/5, 1:25 000

Österreichische Karte 173, 1:50 000

Kompasskarte 43, 1:50 000

Equipment

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Lift-Assisted Hike: Nature Theme Trail: Gaislachkogl Middle station - Hochsölden - Maria's Alm - Sölden
  • Lift-Assisted Hike: Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola Middle Station - Goldegg Alm - Sölden
  • Lift-Assisted Hike: Gaislachkogl Middle Station - Hühnersteign - Chairlift Langegg - Rotkoglhütte - Giggijoch Gondola - Sölden
  • Lake Gaislachsee
  • Lift-Assisted Hike: Rotkogelhütte - Rettenbachalm - Sölden
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
287 m
Highest point
2,758 m
Lowest point
2,780 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route

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