Usually, you already hear the sounds of the cow-bells before the Alpine pasture comes into view. And once the lush green meadows emerge into view from behind the last of the trees, it’s like balm on the spirit of every tired walker. In the lodges, often heated by traditional wood-burning stoves, you can get home-made cheese and bacon almost everywhere. And should you choose to enjoy a picnic high up here, in the evening sun, you will have the sense that you can rarely be this close to heaven.
Summer in Austria
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.