Tourist attractions in Ötztal Valley
Tourist attractions

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Tourist attractions in Ötztal Valley

The Ötztal and surroundings offer a large selection of first-class attractions - there's something form everyone here!

Recommended attractions in Ötztal Valley:

Attractions Description
Timmelsjoch The secret gateway to the south - a perfect starting point for the north-south axis
. With the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, one of the best-known mountain pass routes of the Alps awaits you in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. At the highest pass crossing in the Eastern Alps you'll find spectacular views, the likely most beautiful natural panoramas in the Alps, crystal-clear streams and rustic inns. The more than 60 curves, irresistibly winding up the mountain, are an unforgettable driving experience and true insiders' tip for cabriolet, motorbike or mountain bikers. 
The road is open daily from 07:00 to 20:00 until around end-October.
Hohler Stein in Vent The Hohle Stein at Vent (2,050 m) is a hunter's and shepherd's station from the Stone Age (8th to 4th century BC). Archaeological excavations at Vent clearly show that the region was one of the hunting grounds of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers as early as 8,000 BC.
Rofen Farms/suspension bridge in Vent Rofen is the highest located permanent settlement to be farmed year-round in the Eastern Alps at 2,013 metres above sea level.
Tower Museum Ötz The tower museum surprises with its architectural details from the Romantic period to the present age. But the focus of the museum is on the paintings!
Längenfeld museum of local history The largest museum of local history in Ötztal valley is housed in a 30 year old farm and shows how Ötztal people lived in centuries past.
Natural Thermal Bath Längenfeld From farmers' bath to thermal bath community: One of the unique features of Ötztal valley are its sulphur springs. Best known are the subterranean springs which feed the "sulphur lake" below the Amberger Hütte lodge and the sulphuric thermal baths in Längenfeld.
Ötzi-village in Umhausen Living, working and farming in a small rural community in the times of Ötzi the ice man. The Ötzi village, a 9,000m² large archaeological open-air park is located below the Stuibenfalls and aims to take visitors back to the Neolithic Age to show what everyday life in the time of Ötzi may have looked like.>
Geological trail Forchet in Sautens The Forchet, an extensive tree-covered rockslide area, is a unique landscape hardly changed by man and resisting any attempt at cultivation to this day. The hiking trail is well sign-posted, the paths easily accessible, rest stops beckon to pause, observe and reflect.
Stuibenfalls in Umhausen Tirol's largest and most beautiful waterfall. Dropping 150 metres, it generates a wonderful play of colours when the sun shines. The tourist office has Stuibenfall information available for free.
Aqua Dome Thermal Bath Längenfeld Body and mind are in the best of hands in the Aqua Dome Thermal bath in Längenfeld. Indulge in wide range of SPA options and spend blissful moments in the spacious sauna zone to truly get away from it all for once. Children are in good hands with the animation team and can let off steam in the dedicated children's pool.
Piburg Lake in Ötz

A natural lake, the largest in the valley and warmest in Tirol. Also known as the "Mirror of the mountains", as the reflection of the surrounding giant peaks cast wonderful images in the deep blue waters.

Old village centre Ötz Despite busy construction work since WW II and the palpable desire for contemporary living, many old buildings fortunately remained in the old part of Oetz. Especially picturesque is the architecturally genuine heart of the old clustered village with its narrow alleyways.
Farst in Umhausen Farst is likely the steepest and most adventurous settlement in the valley. Viewed from below, you'd think the farms have to be strapped to the hillside. From the top (1,500 m) you have wonderful panoramic views.


Recommendations for day-trips in the area:

DestinationDescription

Innsbruck

The provincial capital of Tirol is surrounded by an impressive alpine backdrop and a magnet for many visitors, thanks to its location. The reason for Innsbruck's popularity as a holiday destination is its unique blend of culture, nature and sports options.
Meran The city shows itself from many aspects: as a city of culture with film, theatre. music and exhibitions all through the year. It also has a very sporty side, with its horse racing track, the Meranarena, the Meran thermal bath and, of course, the Meran2000 ski area.
Bozen Bolzano is the provincial capital of South Tirol. Here you'll find the seat of the provincial government with its old and new prestige buildings and offices. The old quarter in Bolzano is also worth a leisurely stroll, by the way. Romantic alleys, markets and lively “Italian” bustle will accompany your walkabout.
Bregenz Bregenz, the event Mecca by Lake Constance, offers a wide range of events and activities. In addition to being a shopping and leisure town, Bregenz is a cultural stronghold of an entire region across three countries.

01.09.2018 to 08.09.2018: The second half of summer is perfect for hiking!

Wetter
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    Wetterlage heiter
    Temperatur 17°C
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    Temperatur 16°C
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    Temperatur 13°C
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    Temperatur 15°C