A landscape full of colours and contrasts. The Ötz Valley is Tirol’s longest side valley with a length of 67 kilometres. At the start of the valley lies the village of Haiming. The end of the valley is characterised by the largest glacier region of the eastern Alps, which can be enjoyed by visitors in both summer and winter.
Few other valleys can compare with Ötztal’s inspiring scenic beauty and awesome snow conditions, there are plenty of things to do in winter including skiing in stunning alpine terrain, hiking through the glittering winter wonderland and relaxing at the unique Aqua-Dome spa in Längenfeld. Summer – enjoy a glttering glacier experience and fill your lungs with pure mountain air. Scenic hiking trails take you through some of the most beautiful wilderness of the Ötztal Alps and to quaint mountain huts where you can enjoy good food and warm hospitality.
Aqua Dome and Piburger Lake
The healing power of water can be enjoyed in the Aqua Dome spa in Längenfeld. The spa also includes adventure and children’s pools which makes the visit worthwhile for the whole family. A true jewel of nature is the Piburg Lake near Ötz. Guests can either relax while fishing or simply enjoy the water during a swim. The lake is one of Tirol’s warmest swimming lakes.
- Jump from bridges in the AREA 47
The newly established AREA 47 at the start of the Ötz Valley is said to be the ultimate outdoor playground. Together with its unique water area and the many special events this playground is indeed one-of-a-kind. The outdoor El Dorado re-opens for its second summer season this year.
- The Ötzi-Village
The Ötzi-Village in Umhausen, an open-air archaeological park, exhibits the way Ötzi and his contemporaries lived, worked, hunted, made fire, cooked and dressed. Parts of this ancient lifestyle can still be found today among the mountain farmers above Vent and Hochgurgl.
- Ötz Valley water games, Stuibenfall
One of the wildest waters of the Ötz Valley is the Stuibenfall. It is Tyrol’s highest waterfall with 159 metres. Visitors can experience the full strength of the waterfall by either walking up the path with viewing platforms or climbing the fixed rope route. For those who like adventures in the water, the Ötz Valley and its surrounding places offer rafting, kayaking and canyoning along the Ötz Valley River, the Inn River and the gorge in Imst.