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Leisure Time Tips

Leisure Time Tips

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Here you can take a quick glance at a number of unforgettable leisure time and activity recommendations within the varied Ötztal Valley. We gladly provide you with individual and made to measure offers if you are in search of lodgings, theme programs and other highlights!

AREA 47 Outdoor Ötztal

AREA 47 - Ötztal Bahnhof

This is Tirol's undisputed Outdoor Adventure Park when it comes to thrilling activities like canyoning as well as top-notch events or unlimited water fun!
 

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Old village center Oetz

Old village center of Oetz

Despite bustling building activities since WWII and the people’s desire for modern housing many old houses have been preserved in the old part of Oetz. The architecturally unspoilt center is especially picturesque as it has an accumulation of old houses which are typical for a clustered village.
Birds of Prey Park Umhausen Urkraft

Urkraft Umhausen

"Urkraft Umhausen" stands for four ultimate activity highlights for all the family in the greater Umhausen Holiday Region: Stuiben Falls – Tirol's biggest waterfall, Ötzi Village – Archaeological open-air park, Umhausen Swimming Lake & Kneipp Area offer holiday experiences of a very special kind to all ages.
 

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Suspension Bridge Längenfeld couple hiking

Längenfeld Suspension Bridge

Brand and Burgstein resemble two sun-flooded balconies towering some 200 meters above the valley floor like eagle's eyries. Uninterrupted panoramic vistas plus quaint rest stop areas. Both hamlets are linked by a spectacular suspension bridge. Join us on a fabulous loop hiking tour full of contrasts and new perspectives - suitable also for prams.
 

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Outdoor Course Sautens kids High rope course Ötztal

Ötztal Outdoor Course - Sautens

Elements of a classic high rope park combined with an adventurous forest rope park embedded in the stunning Alpine scenery of the majestic Ötztal mountains.
 

 

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AQUA DOME Spa Center Tirol Therme Längenfeld Ötztal

AQUA DOME Spa Center - Tirol Therme Längenfeld

Relax, enjoy, wind down and feel at ease in a lovely Alpine setting. The 4 Star Superior ****s Hotel accommodates up to 400 persons. In addition to a wonderful SPA Area with several indoor and outdoor pools, business partners and companies can choose from 5 seminar rooms for up to 800 people, covering 900 square meters. The biggest meeting room accommodates up to 350 people and is also suitable for car presentations.
 

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Tirolean Evening Längenfeld music accordion Ötztal

Tirolean Evening at the Event Hall - Längenfeld

Live folklore show performed by the traditional knee-clapping club from Gries, the Tanzlmusig from Sautens and Johann Leitner, a local yodeling star.

 

Ötztal Local Heritage Outdoor Museum Längenfeld

Ötztal Local Heritage & Outdoor Museum - Längenfeld

The truly unique museum displays rural life and work in the Ötztal up to the Fifties of the 20th century. The museum puts on display the modest life of Ötztal's inhabitants and farmers in past times, also focusing on sociologic aspects.
 

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ice Q gourmet restaurant Gaislachkogl Sölden summer

ice Q at Gaislachkogl peak - Sölden

Since December 2013, there is a marvelous mountain top restaurant at Gaislachkogl summit. The ice Q - a highly innovative gourmet temple - offers eye-catching architectural features and designs by using local building materials. A suspension bridge leads straight to the mountain peak. The ultimate restaurant with table service is renowned for its fine "Alpine Cuisine" at the highest level. Fine selection of wines, 93 seats indoors, 40 seats on the terrace and sunbathing terrace.
 

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Glacier road Sölden

Glacier Sölden

The panoramic Ötztal Glacier Road is the highest of its kind in the Eastern Alps, leading from the village of Sölden to the glacier ski areas of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach. Both glacier regions are interconnected by the Rosi Mittermeier Tunnel (1.8 km) which is Europe's highest road tunnel.

  • Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers rank among Austria's largest glacier areas accessible for skiers and winter sport fans.
  • Sölden has the world's only glacier ski area with an official European Test & Exhibition Center for all leading brands and sports equipment producers plus an Amer Station, both located at Rettenbach Glacier.
  • An avant-garde theater performance takes place every two years on Sölden's Rettenbach Glacier: the historical crossing of the Alps by the Carthaginian Troops heading towards Rome.
  • The most spectacular BIG 3 viewing platform (Panorama Footpath on Tiefenbachkogl, 3250 m) and the highest BIG 3 viewing platform (Natural Platform on Schwarze Schneide, 3340 m) can be found in the glacier ski areas.

 

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Top Mountain Crosspoint Hochgurgl

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum - Hochgurgl

The new Top Mountain Crosspoint can be found in the foothills of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road at 2175 m above sea level. The top modern, multifunctional complex comprises the base station of the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, the road toll station, a premium restaurant with table service and a motorcycle museum.
 

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B-ART-EB'NE art trail Vent Ötztal hiking

B-ART-EB'NE art trail - Vent

High Alpine open-air gallery in Rofental between Vent and the Rofenhöfe Farms

BARTEB’NE: Grazing Haflinger horses amidst shaggy grasslands which gave the name to this trail as BARTEB‘NE is a play on words of the Ötztal dialect which was declared a UNESCO Intangible World Cultural Heritage.
 

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Rofenhöfe Farms Suspension Bridge Vent hiking

Rofenhöfe Farms & Suspension Bridge - Vent

The famous Rofenhöfe Farms are nestling 2 km above Vent at 2014 m altitude. You can visit the renowned Haflinger breeding of Franz Klotz, a local mountain farmer. One of his ancestors was Leander Klotz who was the first to conquer mighty Wildspitze peak in 1848. Franz Senn, the glacier priest, instructed him and his brother Nikodemus. Later they became the first mountain guides.

The 46-meter long Rofen suspension bridge, towering 31 meters above Rofnerschlucht ravine, was built by the Klotz brothers already in 1967 and renewed by the Tirolean Authorities in 1984. Before walkers had to cross Rofnerache brook on a narrow footpath by climbing the rocky walls.
 

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Alpine Mountain Breakfast Ötztal eating

Alpine mountain breakfast

Start your day right with a delicious breakfast with regional products in a spectacular mountain scenery of the Ötztal Alps.

Niederthai: Jausenstation Bichl, T +43 (0) 664 210 8972
Umhausen: Jausenstation Edelweiss, T +43 (0) 676 602 46 70
Köfels: Farst, T +43 (0) 650 2377 337
Längenfeld: Stabelealm, T + 43 (0) 664 5004 375
Sölden:  Gampe Thaya, T +43 (0) 664 5250 498
Stallwiesalm, T +43 (0) 664 5011 389
Lenzenalm, T + 43 (0) 664 514 9825
Tiroler Stube - Mittelstation Gaislachkogl, T +43 (0) 664 8198 170
Gletscherfrühstück (Hotel Sölderhof), T +43 (0) 5254 501 30
Vent: Stableinalm T +43 (0) 664 877 0385

 

Winter walking - Ötztal

185 kilometers of signposted winter walking routes are spread all over lovely Ötztal Valley, leading straight through the white winter wonderland and snow-covered forests. Either you can join a guided walking tour or explore the region's most scenic spots on your own - there is something for all tastes and ages. Recommended tours: Ötztal Trail of Legends in Huben and cleared winter walking route to Lake Piburger See.
 

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Winter hiking couple Längenfeld Ötztal
nordic skiing Längenfeld Gries Ötztal

Nordic Skiing - Ötztal

Cross-country skiers of all skill levels find a real Nordic skiing heaven on a huge 185 km network of trails for both classic-style Nordic skiers and skaters, comprising the high-altitude tracks of Niederthai and Gries / Längenfeld or the wide open valley basins of Längenfeld and Umhausen.
 

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Tobogganing - Ötztal

Spend a funny night on one of the countless floodlit toboggan runs. Organized toboggan nights including funny transfer services to quaint mountain huts guarantee memories that will stay with you forever. Skidoos and other vehicles take the passionate tobogganists to the starting points.
 

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tobogganing couple Ochsengarten Ötztal
WIDI Fun Park Hochoetz Ötztal

Fun Park - Hochoetz

Just below the Balbachsee ski lift in Oetz you find the ultimate WIDI Fun Park featuring kickers, fun boxes and wave course. Ideal for beginners and freestyle fans who want to improve their riding skills.
 

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Aqua Dome Spa Center - Tirol Therme Längenfeld

A well-being heaven right amidst the stunning Ötztal mountains. The thermal spa pools offer uninterrupted panoramic views of the valley's three thousand meter high summits, creating an atmosphere of a very special kind. The AQUA DOME Spa Center - Tirol Therme Längenfeld promises unparalleled rest, peace and relaxation after an adventurous day in the mountains.
 

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Aqua Dome Tirol Therme Längenfeld Ötztal
First Line Woman skiing Obergurgl Hochgurgl Ötztal

First Line - Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Every Friday a small group of skiers has the unique chance to hit the ski slopes even before all other winter sports fans get ready for a wonderful skiing day in Obergurgl. The mountain lifts are officially still not in operation when a local ski guide of the certified Obergurgl Ski School picks up all "early birds" at the Festkogel base station. Freshly groomed ski slopes plus endless peace amid Ötztal's mountain world. After two downhill rides you enjoy a mouthwatering first-class breakfast at Hohe Mut Alm.
 

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