Excursions in the Ötztal valley
An endearing and spirited display of the rural traditions of the valley experience. The museum of local history in Längenfeld shows the peasant habitat, lifestyle and its world of work as existed 50 years ago. All steps of flax processing from flowering to finished linen are shown according to the season.
An easy circular hike leads from Längenfeld up to the hamlets of Brand and Burgstein, which are connected by an 83-metre suspension bridge. Those who dare to cross the spectacular bridge at 220 metres above the valley floor will be rewarded with fantastic views over Längenfeld. Walking time is approx. 2 hours and there are comfortable places to stop for refreshments along the way.
The amusement park Area 47 at the entrance to the Ötztal is Europe's trendiest playground for adventure seekers. Covering an area of approximately 6.5 hectares of nature and high-tech, the Area 47 is an extraordinary leisure experience for young and old alike. In addition to the Water Area, you will also find the Climbing Area, Outdoor Area, Off-Road Area and much more. Guests are welcome to book the tickets or activities directly at the reception.
From Oetz, you can reach the Widiversum Adventure Land at 2,020 m above sea level via cable car. At around 3,000 square metres, everything revolves around the search for the magic crystal. Here, a fascinating interactive mountain experience for the whole family awaits discovery and features nature-based play and puzzle stations, newly designed themed trails to the surrounding huts and mountain pastures, as well as the futuristic WIDI’s MOVIESHUTTLE 5D cinema.
Idyllically embedded in a depression above Oetz, the Piburgersee lake boasts near-drinking quality waters that are crystal-clear and exceptionally warm. While walking around the lake or swimming in the bathing area, enjoy the unique ambience of the area (and the nature reserve).
The colony is one of the oldest settlements in the valley. Farst is enthroned like a small kingdom at 1,482 meters above Umhausen. The settlement hangs at a dizzying height directly above the Engelswand, one of the most popular and well-known climbing gardens in the Ötztal. An incredible panoramic view and warm hospitality reward every hiker for the effort of the climb.
Experience the Ötzi village, the archaeological open-air park in Umhausen, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the iceman Ötzi and his time around 5000 years ago. On display are prehistoric construction facilities, hunting and working equipment as well as old domestic breeds, which convey the life, living and management of Neolithic inhabitants.
The Ötztal Bird of Prey Park: On the approximately 5,000 m² area at the foot of the Stuibenfall, Tyrol's largest waterfall, and right next to the Ötzi village, 30 animals from 15 different birds of prey find their new home. The spectacular 300-seat arena will host exciting flight demonstrations.
The Stuibenfall - at 159 meters, this is Tyrol's highest waterfall and a regional landmark. The power behind the falling water is awe-inspiring. Every Wednesday evening, the Stuibenfall is illuminated.
The 007 ELEMENTS James Bond world of experience is one-of-a-kind! At 3,040 m elevation on the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain, this cinematic installation revolves around the adventures of the world-famous secret agent 007. High above Sölden, easily accessible with the Gaislachkoglbahn cable car and cleverly embedded in the mountain interior, the exhibition boasts numerous interactive elements, original film props and spectacular views of the Ötztal mountains.
The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, which leads via Hochgurgl to the border to South Tyrol at an altitude of 2,509m, connects the Ötztal with the Passeiertal. The road opens the special charms of nature, lets one feel the nearness of the Glaciers and the alpine wind, but also shows a hint of the rough reality of mountain farming.
The longest roller coaster of the Alps in Imst invites you to a great ride into the valley. Exactly 3,535 meters of pure adventure await those who speed into the valley with the Alpine Coaster Imst. The guided-on-rails Alpine roller coaster is not only the longest in the world - curves, waves and jumps make the approximately nine-minute ride a breathtaking experience for the whole family.
The Cistercian monastery of Stams, visible from far and wide, is the spiritual centre of Tirol. During a guided tour, marvel at the basilica with its beautiful ceiling frescos, the Bernardisaal hall, the Holy Blood Chapel, and the Prelate's Staircase. The monastery garden and the adjoining museum with an exhibition of icons also provide deep insights into the history of Tirol and the lifestyle of the priests.
The 800 year old cultural city with its historic old town and famous sights such as Golden Roof, Hofburg, Hofkirche, Castle Ambras, Schwarz-Manderkirche, Riesenrundgemälde etc The pedestrian zone in the old town of Innsbruck offers historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, souvenir shops, exquisite boutiques and cozy restaurants.
An impressive journey into the fantasy world in Wattens. Visit the giant and its garden and be enchanted by beauty, inspiration, energy, care and aesthetics. The centerpiece of the dreamlike garden is the mystical masterpiece of a cloud of 800,000 hand-operated star-sparkling Swarovski crystals floating above a mirrored water.