UMHAUSEN -> car park "Mure" -> direction Farst -> turn off Östen -> chapel "Maria Schnee" -> hamlet Lehn-Platzl -> TUMPEN
From the car park "Mure" in Umhausen you hike through the meadows in the direction of Farst, at the junction to Östen you continue on the path straight to the chapel "Maria Schnee". From there through the hamlet of Lehn / Platzl, and under the "Engelswand" over to Tumpen. Maria Schnee is a baroque building with a great rococo decoration. On 5th August snow should have fallen there. The population interpreted this as a sign of a church building. For its 200th anniversary, Maria Schnee has been extensively renovated and is now a popular pilgrimage and coveted wedding church.
Surrounded by two poplars, the solitary pilgrimage church "Maria Schnee" is visible from afar. It was built around 1796 in baroque style.
Best time of year
Easy hiking trail; suitable for beginners and walkers
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 not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.
From the car park "Mure" in Umhausen you hike through the meadows in the direction of Farst, at the junction to Östen you continue on the path straight to the chapel "Maria Schnee". From there through the hamlet of Lehn / Platzl, and under the "Engelswand" over to Tumpen.
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
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
In Umhausen the following parking facilities are available:
- car park Mure | free
- car park Bischoffsplatz | costs: € 5.00 per day
from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.