E5 (European long-distance hiking trail)

Overcoming limits and boundaries

The European long-distance hiking trail on 3200 kilometers from the French Atlantic coast to Venice culminates in the crossing of the Alps. The queen's stage leads surefooted hikers with excellent stamina and a good head for heights from Pitztal via Ötztal and Timmelsjoch Pass to Moos in Passeier. A new alternative offers border-cross hikers an attractive route plus useful services.
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Via Timmelsjoch Pass to South Tyrol

Long-distance hikers don't just cross geographical borders. Physical, psychological and sometimes spiritual limits can be explored as well. The new queen's stage of the E5 in Ötztal is dedicated to the exact perception and the shifting of these borders, leading from Braunschweiger Hütte in Pitztal via Vent and Obergurgl into Northern Italy's Passeiertal valley in two or three days. Since September 2018, specially designed welcome steles inform hikers about the topic at the starting points while text stones are positioned along the hiking route, displaying selected quotes on borders and boundaries. You can share your impressions in a hiking book at Timmelsjoch. An embossed stamp makes a perfect souvenir to take home with you.

 

Sponsored joint project

The new attractions along the queen's stage were realized as part of a cross-border joint project of the municipality of Moos in Passeier and Ötztal Tourismus. The project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund / Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.

Original route

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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)


This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the Pitztaler Jöchl saddle (3,000 m)...
 

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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)


This is a technically easy segment of the E5. However, it is long and strenuous with lots of vertical metres...
 

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Alternative route

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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Vent (alternative route)


This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the Pitztaler Jöchl saddle (3,000 m)...
 

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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)


This E5 segment in high-alpine terrain is physically challenging and full of scenic highlights. Starting in the mountaineering village of Vent, a rather steep trail will take you across the Ramoljoch saddle (3,189 m) to Obergurgl...
 

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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)


Obergurgl is the starting point for this alternative route. Walk across beautiful slopes full of alpine roses as the trail steadily climbs to the Königstal valley...
 

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