Is is located in the western part of Tirol, approximately 60 km and 45 minutes to the west of Innsbruck towards the Swiss and Italian border. 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. The glacier allows skiing from September until Mai. 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 thermal spa in Längenfeld. Summer – enjoy a glittering 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.
Ötztal Valley is perfect for families, couples, singles as well as for goups of friends who enjoy Outdoors, Nature and different side activities and experience snow covered peaks and discover the unique landscape above 3000m.
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 Oetz. Guests can either relax while fishing or simply enjoy the water during a swim. The lake is one of Tyrol’s warmest swimming lakes.
½ day or full day tour
Jump from bridges in the AREA 47
The newly established AREA 47 at the start of the Oetz 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.
½ day or full day
The Ötzi-Village & the waterfall Stuibenfall
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. One of the wildest waters of the Oetz 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 Ötztal Valley and its surrounding places offer rafting, kayaking and canyoning along the Ötztal River, the Inn River and the gorge in Imst.
½ day tour