The unrivaled WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ offers unlimited fun and action for young and old summer vacationers at 2000 meters above sea level. In 2018, two brand-new highlights were added to the already existing activity and quiz stations surrounding the water reservoir.
Comprising an area of 3000 m² amidst the breathtaking Alpine scenery of the lower Ötztal Valley, you'll find a true Adventure Paradise for young guests. 20 fun-packed interactive stations and the lovely mascot WIDI, a genuine local mountain sheep, provide made to measure activities and entertainment for children amid nature. A brand-new highlight is waiting for children of all ages: the Interactive Wooden Marble Run comprising a three meter high tower that offers diverse courses and routes on a total length of 30 meters plus varied obstacles for the giant wooden marble. From the coming summer season onwards, the youngest mountain explorers will have endless fun at the huge Molehill Sand Playground featuring band conveyors, pulleys, sand pipes and many other attractions for those who love digging in the sand.
new puzzle fun for kids
The newly adapted puzzle ranks among the very special highlights. Young "detectives" can collect as many letters as possible at several stations, in order to decode the secret word on a puzzle map. All those who solve the riddle get a small reward at the Panorama Restaurant. Parents sit down on benches and relax in the Park's shady areas or they visit the WIDI Bistro and enjoy a refreshing drink, a snack and ice cream.
playful learning in the mountains
Besides heaps of games and fun for all the family, you learn many interesting facts and figures about Ötztal's cultural peculiarities and natural attractions. Superb nature treasures and the unique Ötztal dialect are as well in the center of attention. And what's best, all activity stations and outdoor toys are built by local craftsmen using solid Tirolean wood, focusing on sustainable production. Educational games and creative stations like the Milk Jug Xylophone, the Splish-Splash Pond or the Spinning Wheel Diving Station invite children to enjoy games among friends. The activity stations also provide an insight into local handicrafts and special features of the region in a playful way. In the Woolen Play Forest, for example, little explorers get to know everything about sheep's wool - from the raw material to its processing in the weaving loom. Thanks to the Hornophone the kids can learn the typical Ötztal Dialect while in the Enchanted Ravine little nature fans take a closer look at the Alpine mountain world.
easily accessible showcase project
Holders of a valid Bergbahnen Oetz mountain lift ticket (return ride) or an all-inclusive Ötztal Card enjoy free admission to the WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ all summer long. This unique showcase project in Oetz is officially supported by Ötztal Tourismus, the Austrian Department of Agriculture and Forestry & Environmental Economics and Water Supply, the Province of Tirol and the European Union.
free admission to the oetz outdoor pool
In addition to the fabulous WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ, the lower Ötztal Valley has many more attractions for families and young guests. Especially on hot summer days the landscaped Oetz outdoor pool promises refreshing moments thanks to water slide, air jets, water fountains, paddling pool and mushroom-shaped fountain. Boredom is literally unknown in summery Oetz. A valid Acherkogel mountain gondola ticket (return ride) also includes a visit to the WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ and the Oetz outdoor pool on the same day for free.
This year, the Family Festival of WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ takes place on 01 July 2018.