Sölden, Ötztal and the surrounding area

Do you want to know what there is to do in Sölden, Ötztal and the surrounding area? Everything you need to know about the most interesting and beautiful places to visit is available here ...

 

Ausflüge im ÖtztalBadeseum – Natural swimming lake

The natural swimming lake in Umhausen, which is on the way to the Stuibenfall waterfall near the Ötzi Village, was built according to a special ecological process. It is a great place for people of all ages to relax. (The Badeseum in Umhausen is a partner of the Regio Card and the Ötztal Card).

 

Ötzi Village in Umhausen

This village has been built and named after the Tyrolean superstar “Ötzi”.

 

Nine years after the legendary discovery of the “ice man” of Hauslabjoch, the “Ötzi Village” in Umhausen in Ötztal opened its doors to visitors in 2000.

The archaeological open-air park has been developed across an area of 9,000 square metres near to Tyrol’s largest waterfall, the Stuibenfall, under the scientific guidance of the University of Innsbruck (Institute for Ancient and Early History) and gives visitors an insight into the world and way of life of the Ötzis. 25 min by car.

 

Stuibenfall waterfall in Umhausen

This is Tyrol’s biggest and most beautiful waterfall. The water plummets an impressive 150 m, producing a wonderful rainbow of colours in the sunlight. The Tourist Office provides a free information leaflet on the Stuibenfall waterfall. 25 min by car.

 

Piburger See in Oetz

This unspoiled natural lake is the largest lake in the valley and the warmest in Tyrol. It is also called the “mirror of the mountains”, because the surrounding mountains paint wonderful reflections in its deep blue water. 35 min by car.

 

Local Heritage Museum in Längenfeld

The museum is located in Lehn, which is a 45-minute walk from the centre of Längenfeld. A 17th century farmhouse is home to Ötztal’s largest local heritage museum, which documents the way of life of the Ötztal people hundreds of years ago. 15 min by car.

 

Timmelsjoch – 2,500 m

The drive through the 2,509 m high Timmelsjoch tunnel through the Ötztal glaciers into the South Tyrolean wine region, through the Passeier valley to Merano and further south is an unforgettable journey. The “secret gap” in the Alps or the direct route south reveals the most picturesque areas of North and South Tyrol to motorists. There are many places to stop and admire the view along the way.

 

Gaislachkoglbahn gondola – 3,058 m

The Gaislachkoglbahn is the world’s largest and most modern double cable car. It comprises two sections from 1,377 m to 3,041 m. There is a lovely restaurant and sun terrace at the mountain station (3,041 m) that has breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and glaciers of the Ötztal and Stubai Alps stretching as far as the South Tyrolean Dolomites and Ortler area.

 

Mountaineering village of Vent – 1,900 m

The village of Vent is dominated by Tyrol’s highest mountain, the 3,774 m high Wildspitze. Just above Vent you will find the Rofenhöfe, the highest permanent settlement in the Eastern Alps with its 46 m long suspension bridge over the 31 m deep Rofner gorge. Here, you will find the famous Haflinger horse stud farm or the place where “Ötzi" was originally discovered (on the Tiesenjoch, at 3,200 m).