There is nothing more annoying than boredom. Maybe that's exactly the reason why I prefer strolling around in the Ötztal - which leaves nothing to be desired.
Why I prefer the Ötztal Valley? That's easy to explain: this place offers a great blend of adventures, activities and nature exploration in summer and winter alike. No matter if the sun is shining brightly or Mother Hulda lets the snow fall. Even a real local like me will discover loads of new surprises and interesting spots every day.
Heaps of fun and exciting adventures are scheduled all day long! You should not miss out on fantastic theme hiking trails for kids and varied family events held throughout the Ötztal.
Of course I am not meek as a lamb – and I am very intelligent, too: believe me, I’m a rather skeptical guy by nature. I've got that from my Daddy, the stubborn ram. Only one thing is for sure: the Ötztal has many highlights and attractions to explore.
So be quick and don't wait any longer -
Come and visit me at home!
PS: You can choose from countless lodgings of all categories, made to measure for family holidays. Watch out for the family-friendly WIDI logo in the region Oetz where I live!
Hey - the mountains are just perfect for unlimited water fun and action! Splash around in the valley's swimming pools and Alpine lakes, like scenic Piburger See. Daredevils can try an action-packed rafting tour. Fishing fans enjoy crystal clear mountain waters while catching big fish. I like it, baa!
Discover the brand-new WIDIVERSUM at the panoramic restaurant Hochoetz. The search for the magic crystal. An adventure at 2020 meters above sea level. Plenty of exciting adventures await you in WIDIVERSUM. It takes courage and brains to solve on your riddle card.
17 Stations / 7 Riddles / 1 Mission
Of course, mountain sheep WIDI is a true animal expert. Follow his tracks to the varied small zoos and get in close contact with the cuddly farm animals, or play with the little ponies. On many farms in the Ötztal also horse carriage rides and riding lessons are available. Discover the scenic surroundings on four hooves!
One thing is for sure: all children love playing! A huge number of playgrounds, sports fields and leisure centers is spread all over the Ötztal valley.
Kids Park Oetz
The new highlight is the Mining Adventure Playground in Oetz, offering areas for climbing, balancing, sliding, swinging and gold digging...
Magic Forest Sautens
Hi, it’s me – WIDI, the sheep from the Ötztal. Come with me to the Magical Forest of Sautens! I’ll introduce you to my animal friends. It’s going to be great fun! the walk is not so hard – even little adventurers in prams can join in. So come along, here we go, and prepare to be enchanted!
Ochsenbrunnen Forest Playground
Ready, steady, go - let's head for the Ochsenbrunnen Forest Playground that promises loads of fun and heaps of action. Everything centers on OXEN: ox figures made of wood are great toys for young and old! On this very special day you visit oxen living in the woods - accompanied by WIDI.
Don't worry, it's not a history class: WIDI always recommends the best attractions for young guests. Discover the Ötzi Village in Umhausen and get an insight into Ötzi's everyday life and work in Neolithic times. Additionally, you will find many more interesting details on the "ancient Ötztal people" in the Längenfeld Heritage Museum.
Ötzi village - Umhausen
With the discovery of "Ötzi" the Iceman in 1991 the Ötztal valley has one more cultural sensation. The world-famous findings dating back to approx. 4000 BC are the archeological highlight of the entire Ötztal region. The glacier mummy was named after the Ötztal area, where he was found and is thus irrevocably connected to this valley and its mountains.
Forchet geological trail - Sautens
The Forchet, a vast and wood-covered rock slide area, is a landscape that has only been negligibly altered by men. It is completely different from the surrounding landscapes of the entrance of the Ötztal valley. Some 3000 years ago rock slide material (180m³) from the Tschirgant face buried the entrance of the Ötztal valley to Ambach and past Sautens. The Inn and the Ötztal Ache rivers had to clear a path through the fauna and flora. People had a hard time, too. The entire area was covered by chaotic accumulations of rocks. A wild landscape that defies cultivation still today.
Stuibenfall waterfall - Umhausen
The story starts some 9800 years ago. The mighty glacier fields of the Ice Age move back, leaving behind a rough mountain valley full of hazards: loose masses of rock, rubbles and rugged mountain flanks. Very slowly the permafrost thaws, at least two thirds of the mountains and peaks are crashing down into the valley. Incredible masses of soil and rock form the so-called "Tauferberg" area by barricading the mountain brook coming down from "Horlachtal" valley. The water finds its own way, all of a sudden the Stuiben Falls emerge - Tirol's highest waterfall!
Piburger lake - Oetz
Piburger See lake is the result of a natural catastrophe; today it is the landmark and gem of Oetz. Originally the lake's hollow was an old valley parallel to the Ötztal valley. After the last ice age a massive rock slide blocked the valley at its south-eastern end and covered its entire bottom. That's why water impounded and formed a lake. Because of its location amidst crystal rock Piburger See lake holds very soft water. In mid-summer surface temperature reaches up to 24°C. Because of its scenic location the lake is a popular destination for hikers and swimmers.
Lake habicher see
The lake Habicher See is a beautiful, quiet and favorite place of WIDI, which is easily accessible for hikers and walkers. Only 10 walking minutes from Habichen to the Habicher See. It is suitable for strollers and prams and the path there is barrier-free. The 12-meter long footbridge and the sandbank are perfect to relax and the kids can play there. This is an ideal destination for families.