A herd of Haflinger horses is galloping over the meadows near Schönwieshütte, full of ease and with flowing manes. A green hill, a wide-open valley behind it. Am I really in the Alps? Yes, for sure. Although the landscape of Rotmoostal would fit perfectly into the Scottish Highlands or even Iceland, it is still part of the Ötztal Alps. Everything reminds of an archaic, primeval landscape that has remained almost untouched for ages. The high Alpine valley stretches over four kilometers towards the southeast like a green trough. Only at its end the scree and rock flanks rise towards the rugged peaks in front of the ice fields belonging to Rotmoosferner and Wasserfallferner glaciers.