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Excursion destinations in Ötztal

Nature, culture and history close by

Which places in Ötztal are worth visiting? There are as many answers as there are interests: ranging from an insight into the Neolithic Age to the ultra-modern James Bond Adventure World, adventuresome vacationers can choose from a full variety. Nature treasures, cultural and historical jewels are spread along the valley floor and across all Alpine altitudes. Easily accessible by public transport and car, by mountain lift or simply on foot. Discover the most exciting excursion destinations in Ötztal!

Lower Ötztal

Lake Piburger See Oetz
  • Forchet Sautens Geology Trail
  • Lake Piburger See Oetz
  • Oetz Old Village Center
  • Oetz Museum in the Tower

Central Ötztal

Ötzi Village Umhausen
  • Stuiben Falls, Ötzi Village, Birds of Prey Park Umhausen
  • Suspension Bridge, Local Heritage & Outdoor Museum, Längenfeld Nature Park House

Upper Ötztal

007 ELEMENTS Sölden
  • Glacier Road, 007 ELEMENTS Sölden
  • Motorcycle Museum, Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road Hochgurgl, Piccard Memorial Obergurgl
  • Rofenhöfe Farms/Suspension Bridge, Widum Nature Park Exhibition, Hohler Stein Hunting Base, Ötzi's Finding Place Vent

Bad weather tips

Even if Ötztal ranks among the driest areas in the Alps (at the entrance to the valley near Haiming even some grapevines thrive), Tirol's longest side valley is of course not completely immune to bad weather. But don't worry, we won't leave you out in the rain: from sporty adventures in Austria's largest outdoor adventure park to cultural and historical insights or relaxing moments in thermal spa pools, there are worthwhile bad weather alternatives spread across the approx. 65 km long valley floor. Some inspiration? We have put together 10 things you can do in Ötztal when the weather is inclement.

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Längenfeld, Ötztal Radweg, cycling, family

Ötztal Cycle Trail: saddle up towards excursion sites

The valley-wide cycle trail covering some 50 km, offers a safe way for families to discover on two wheels all the worthwhile excursion destinations on the valley floor. After all, many of these destinations are right by the wayside or can be reached with just a few additional pedal strokes. Resting areas and e-bike charging stations along the route invite you to take a break now and then. We have summarized all great surprises of the Ötztal Cycle Trail HERE.

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Summer Card: your (excursion)ace up your sleeve

The Summer Card is your premium upgrade for memorable summer holidays in the valley and, in addition to numerous other benefits, also includes free admission to excursion sites such as the Ötzi Village, the Birds of Prey Park or the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum - to name just three. The Summer Card is already included if you stay overnight at one of the approx. 350 partner lodgings or can alternatively be purchased for 3, 7 or 10 consecutive days.

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Art, culture & nature exploration

Typically Ötztal: Indulge in the cultural identity of Tirol's longest side valley

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Frequently asked questions about excursion destinations

How about a trip to the longest side valley in Tirol? The entire length of Ötztal, more exactly some 65 kilometers, has a large number of exciting excursion sites in store. Be it families with children, real culture vultures, cineastes or nature lovers, everyone will find their suitable excursion highlight here. For each of the eight holiday villages in Ötztal there is a great trip tip here:

These tips represent only a fraction of the excursion possibilities in Ötztal. You will find many other interesting and worthwhile sites HERE. You can find out HERE which special excursion destinations there are in Ötztal for families with (small) children.

Have you ever thought of a short trip to Ötztal? Tirol's longest side valley offers a varied selection of excursion sites in summer, which are especially geared to the needs of families with (small) children. Anyone who likes to be out and about on two wheels will find great BIKE spots along the Ötztal Cycle Trail, such as the MTB course in Umhausen where even kids can get their money's worth on balance bikes. Easy but fairly instructive theme trails give the little explorers an understanding of the valley's fauna and flora. The bathing lakes and outdoor swimming pools in Ötztal promise a welcome cool down.

Fabulous Ötztal in Tirol offers a wide range of splendid excursion destinations for families with (small) children. Such as WIDIVERSUM in Hochoetz at 2020 meters above sea level. This unrivaled adventure playground combines 36 natural activity and puzzle stations on 3000 m2. Many other (themed) playgrounds on the valley floor invite you to slide, climb and swing. Anyone who likes to be out and about on two wheels will find great BIKE spots along the Ötztal Cycle Trail, such as the MTB course in Umhausen where even the youngest can enjoy their first rides on balance bikes. Educational theme trails promise fun for children when hiking. Or have you ever tried geocaching? This kind of exciting "treasure hunt" brings children closer to the valley's nature in a playful way. Simply discover other excursion destinations in the Ötztal HERE.

Varied Ötztal is an interesting option. Tirol's longest side valley offers a huge choice of excursion destinations and leisure activities along its entire length. Be it nature or art lover, motorbike or secret agent fan, as a family with children or alone on the historical traces of the valley, everyone will find the right leisure program here. Would you like some tips? Here we go...

For nature lovers: Lake Piburger See, Stuiben Falls
For art lovers: Oetz Tower Museum
For motorcycle fans: Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum
For secret agent fans: 007 ELEMENTS
For families with children: WIDIVERSUM Hochoetz
For those interested in history: Local Heritage & Open-air Museum Längenfeld

The alpine country is home to a large number of worthwhile excursion destinations. Young and old discoverers will find some of the most interesting spots in the Province of Tirol, more precisely in scenic Ötztal.

The longest transverse valley of this federal Austrian province offers a colorful choice of excursion options along its entire length. Such as the world's unique James Bond Adventure World - 007 ELEMENTS at over 3000 meters. Or the Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall that can be explored and climbed up close thanks to a footpath and step construction. In Gurgl at the rear end of the valley, the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum is Europe's highest motorbike museum exhibiting more than 500 historic motorcycles. Discover all excursion destinations and leisure activities in Ötztal HERE.