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Hochoetz Hiking Panorama

Overview of the Hochoetz Pasture Region

Ideal for families, excitingly colorful and soothing - far away from everyday life: This is how "Hochoetz - one big family" hiking region is presented in Lower Ötztal. The modern Acherkogel panoramic mountain gondola takes you from Oetz to the Hochoetz Pasture Region in only 8 minutes. At about 2000 m altitude, a variety of hiking opportunities await you in the Stubai Alps. If you collect at least four hut stamps you even receive the Hochoetz hiking badge.

Panoramic Map Hochoetz Ötz Summer

All hiking facets

Families and leisurely walkers follow forest roads and green Alpine meadows from the top station of the summer mountain lifts towards quaint Bielefelder Hütte, Acherberg, Balbach or Kühtailealm. Also the three theme trails in Hochoetz offer truly unforgettable and contemplative hours on foot. Experienced and ambitious climbers aim for higher goals, for example Wetterkreuz peak or 3008 m high Acherkogel. A perfect overview of the terrain, the course of the most popular hiking routes and favorite mountain gastronomy spots can be found here.

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Hiking Hochoetz Bielefelder Hütte Summer
Hiking Hochoetz Acherberg Alm Landscape

Hiking badge of Hochoetz

Bergbahnen Hochoetz mountain lifts reward ambitious hikers with a very special attraction. It's that easy: Put a stamp on the stamp card at the designated stamp sites. If the stamp card has at least four Hut Stamps you can exchange it for the coveted Hochoetz Hiking Badge at the mountain lift offices (fee: 2.50 Euros).

Currently these stamp sites are part of the Hiking Badge:

  • Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz
  • Kühtailealm
  • Balbachalm
  • Bielefelderhütte
  • Acherbergalm

Four out of five hut stamp sites must be reached - whether during a single hiking holiday or during multiple stays.

Special tip: If you visit huts and Alpine pastures in other regions of Ötztal, you can even aim for the Ötztal hiking badge in gold, silver and bronze!