9 reasons why we love autumn in Ötztal

Exploration at its very finest!

The tree leaves are still rustling but the autumnal winds smell more and more of snow. It has become wintry on the mountains around Sölden, while autumn is still showing its most beautiful side in the lower valley parts of Ötztal.

Why do we love autumn in Ötztal so much? You will find out here for sure: 9 excellent opportunities are waiting for you how to let the contrast of the autumnally colored valley and the white, snow-topped summits work on you.

Autumn forays for all the family

Especially after noon, when the sun is particularly warm, the following highlights await you:

  • The Magic FOREST of Sautens will take you on an exciting walk to the viewing platform of the "Three Churches" vantage spot and the forest playground.
  • Follow the rushing waters of Ötztaler Ache brook on a leisurely walk into the valley towards Wellerbrücke bridge and its scenic river section.
  • Haiming's Apple Road is just perfect to discover the Haiming Gourmet Region on a walk, hike or cycle tour.

Always worth a visit:

The lovingly refurbished Tower Museum in Oetz, presenting a private collection of regional cultural assets and pictures that are well worth seeing. The exhibition testifies that Oetz has been a place of longing for poets, painters and mountain romantics for entire centuries. (Currently closed - guided tours are also available outside of opening times upon prior arrangement!)

Magic FOREST of Sautens

Magic FOREST of Sautens

Wellerbrücke bridge

Wellerbrücke bridge

Haiming's Apple Road

Haiming's Apple Road

Tower Museum Oetz

Tower Museum Oetz

Yearning for more? Indulge yourself into the autumnal play of colors!

Fun-filled and varied hiking tours lead to natural spectacles at the entrance to scenic Ötztal.

  • From Wellerbrücke the trail leads to a natural jewel: Lake Piburger See - majestic Acherkogel peak is reflected in its waters.
  • On a steeply ascending path you reach the area around Seejöchl above the hamlet of Piburg, where dreamlike views await you.
  • Experience the power of nature close by in the white waters of Achstürze area, where mighty, moss-covered boulders remind of a huge rockslide long ago. Today, ambitious kayakers are out and about in summer.
Lake Piburger See

Lake Piburger See

Viewing platform Seejöchl

Viewing platform Seejöchl

Ötztaler Ache

Ötztaler Ache

A day in the snow: Glacier excursion for ski aficionados and snow fans

The glowing white summits of the unrivaled "BIG 3" seem to touch the Alpine valley.

  • An excursion to the glaciers of Tiefenbach and Rettenbach promises truly lasting impressions. In November, the glacier road takes you up high, then the mountain gondola whisks you up to almost 3250 meters.
  • During your vacation in Sölden you can explore the world of three thousand meter high peaks with the help of top modern mountain lifts: Gaislachkogl (3058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3250 m) and Schwarze Schneid (3340 m). The lifts are expected to be open from mid-November.
Guest author Petra Liebl (contentbakery.at)

Always when there is something new to discover, Petra is in her element. She likes to throw new light on what seems to be familiar.

There are loads of opportunities to do so in nature, for example while biking, hiking and snowboarding. And of course in meeting people and discovering yourself - also on the yoga mat.

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