Excursion destinations in Ötztal

Excursion recommendations in Ötztal


The "secret gateway to the South" is an ideal starting point for tours on the North-South Axis. With the Timmelsjoch High Alpine road, in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl one of the best known passes in the Alps is right on the hotel doorstep. On the highest pass crossing in teh East Alps you will come across spectacular viewing points, probably the most beautiful natural panoramas in the Alps, crystal-clear mountain streams and traditional inns. More than 60 irresistible curves provide an unforgettble driving experience and are an insider tip for convertible, motorbike and mountain bike riders. The road is open daily from 07:00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. until the end of October.

Hohler Stein in Vent

Hohler Stein near Vent (2050 m) is a hunting and shepherds station from the Stone Age (8th to 4th century B.C.). Archaeological excavations near Vent have revealed that from 8000 B.C. the region was a hunting area for Mesolithic hunter-gatherers.

Area 47

Sport and fun await in one of the biggest lesiure parks in Austria. From climbing to freeriding, blobbing and wakeboarding - the range available is extensive and 100 % entertaining. Area 47 in Ötztal is the venue for a special action-packed day.

Rofenhöfe/suspension bridge in Vent

Rofen is the highest located, year-round managed permanent settlement in the East Alps at 2013m altitude.

Naturtherme Längenfeld

From farmers' bath to a spa town. One of the characteristics of Ötztal includes its sulphur springs. The most well-known are the subterranean springs which feed the "sulphur lake" beneath Amberger Hütte and the sulphur thermal baths in Längenfeld.

Forchet Geo education path in Sautens

The Forchet, an extensive, forested rock slide area, a unique landscape fundamentally unchanged by people that today has to date defied any cultivation. The hiking path is well set-out , easy to walk on and there are plenty of areas to rest at, observe life and just pause for thought.

Stuibenfall in Umhausen

Tyrol's biggest and loveliest waterfall. Crashing 150m down into the depths and when the sun is shining it creates a fantastic play of colours. In the tourist information office there is free information provided about Stuibenfall.

Aqua Dome Therme Längenfeld

Body and mind are well taken care of in Aqua Dome Therme in Längenfeld. Be pampered by the SPA offers and spend a bit of time really switching off in the extensive sauna area. Children are looked after with the entertainment programme and they really do get to let off steam in the children's specific pool.

Piburger Lake in Ötz

A natural lake, the biggest in the valley and the warmest in Tyrol. Also known as the "mirror of the mountains" since the surrounding huge mountains create wonderful images in the deep blue waters.

Farst in Umhausen

Farst is probably one of the steepest and most daring settlements in the valley. Looking at it from below it looks like the farms have to be tied down to the slopes. From above(1500 m) you get to enjoy a superb panoramic view.

Highlights for families in Ötztal

  • WIDIVERSUM Hochötz: 36 play stations including fun puzzles, themed trails and much more
  • Bird of prey park in Umhausen next to Ötzi Village
  • Naturparkhaus in Längenfeld and Naturpark information point on theHohe Mut in Obergurgl
  • Elements, the James Bond Adventure Realm on the Gaislachkogel in Sölden
  • Motorbike museum at Top Mountain Crosspoint in Hochgurgl at the toll station for the Timmelsjoch

Excursion recommendations in the surrounding area


The state capital of Tyrol attracts many guests thanks to its location and impressive mountain setting. The reason for Innsbruck's popularity as a holiday destination is its unique combination of culture, nature and sports-oriented experiences.


The town reveals itself in many facets: as a cultural town with film, theatre, music and exhibits that bring people in throughout the year. It is also extremely sporty, with the horse racing course , Meranarena, Therme Meran and of course Meran2000 ski area.


Bolzano is the state capital of South Tyrol. It is here that you will find the state government, and all the new and old presentation buildings and offices. Incidentally, Bolzano's Old Town is not just great for a cosy stroll. Romantic alleyways, markets and boisterous “Italian” hustle and bustle accompany you on your walk too.


Bregenz, the event Mecca at Bodensee, provides an extensive spectrum of events and activities. As well as being a leisure-oriented and shopping town, Bregenz is a cultural stronghold for the entire region, spanning three states.

Experience history

Culture on the mountain

As well as numerous sports activities there is also so much culture for visitors to Ötztal to enjoy!

Pay a visit to one of our many museums and get an insight into the fascinating history of the valley. Dive into a time around 5000 years ago, when Ötzi was still alive and see what daily life was like for farmers in high mountain areas in the middle of the 20th century.

The new "ARTeEVENT" and hiking theatre "Friedl mit der leeren Tasche" are new cultural highlights in the Ötztal event calendar.

Obergugl too will have a key role to play from 2020 in the cultural and event-packed programme in Ötztal. A new event centre is being built where conferences and events will be held.

Cultural recommendations in Ötztal

Heimatmuseum Längenfeld

The biggest museum of local history in Ötztal is located in a 30 year old farm and reveals how the Ötztal people lived centuries ago.

Heimatmuseum Längenfeld

Tower museum Ötz

The Tower museum inspires thanks to architectural details dating from the Romanesque era to the present. However, the main feature of the museum is its pictures!

Tower museum

Ötzi village in Umhausen

Living, staying and managing a small village community at the time of Ötzi. Ötzi village, a 9000m² archaeological open-air park is situated beneath the Stuibenfalls and takes visitors back to the Neolithic period.

'Ötzi Village'

Ancient centre of the village of Ötz

In spite of active building activity since the Second World War and a palpable desire for contemporary living, happily in old Oetz so much has remained intact. The architecturally unspoilt centre of the old, scattered village settlement is particularly picturesque.


In nearby Passeiertal in South Tyrol you also get to experience and wonder at culture! History and traditions characterise our past and future alike. The compelling tale of this valley which is blessed by nature is almost as old as manking itself, and our sights are proof of this.

Cultural recommendations in Passeiertal


Ötztal and the surrounding area provides a wide selection of top-notch excursion destinations - there will definitely be something for you here!

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