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Leisure activities in the Ötztal

Culture & nature in the idyllic Sölden in the Ötztal. Holidaymakers and families with children experience impressive backdrops with glaciers and wild waters. Spend your days hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, climbing or winter sports in the breathtaking Alps in the Tyrolean Ötztal. With the Ötztal Inside Summer Card you benefit from numerous advantages and discounts that are included in the price.

We have summarized some leisure activities for you, let yourself be inspired!

Ötzi-Dorf im Ötztal

Another cultural scene in the Ötztal is the Ötzi village in Umhausen. There are various finds that are older than 4,000 years BC. Chr. Are on display and you can really put yourself in the shoes of life before our time.

In 1991 the glacier mummy "Ötzi" was found in the Ötztal glaciers and has been an important archaeological figurehead for the Ötztal ever since.

The Ötzi village is one of the best excursion destinations for the whole family. There are many different courses for young and old, from bow making courses to training to become a survival trainer. A visit to Ötzi Dorf can also be combined with a visit to the Stuibenfall, the largest waterfall in Tyrol. Because both cultural venues are close to each other.


Aqua Dome in Längenfeld

Four centuries passed from the former Längenfelder Badl in the 16th century to the creation of the AQUA DOME.

Längenfeld looks back on a long tradition as a spa resort. From the 16th century there are mentions in documents that say the place is active in bathing in hot springs. In the 1970s, however, the thermal springs dried up and it became quiet.

Therme im Ötztal: In 1986, however, it was decided to re-develop the Längenfelder Badl - which resulted in extensive test drilling. Then finally: at a depth of 1865 m you came across hot thermal water.


Area 47 im Ötztal

The Ötztal and its surroundings have long had a worldwide reputation among outdoor enthusiasts and adventure sports enthusiasts, who find an unrestricted playground for a wide variety of sports on water, in the rock faces and gorges, in the forests, in snow and ice and in the air.

Area 47 in the Ötztal offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the whole family. A jump in the specially created bathing lake from 10m height ensures a real adrenaline rush. Blobbing also guarantees a very special thrill. For those who prefer to see the whole thing from a distance, there is a spacious lawn for sunbathing.

Stuibenfall in the Ötztal

The via ferrata in Umhausen-Niederthai with a climbing length of 450m requires surefootedness and a head for heights. The first part of the via ferrata leads along the rock face of Niederthai to a small rest area below a ledge. After the "resting place" you climb directly on the left side of the Stuibenfall to the exit.

Here the daring have the opportunity to cross the "Stuiben" on a wire rope. You can see the 159m high waterfall from a different perspective. The easy variant leads to the exit on the left.


Ski areas in the Ötztal

There are two ski areas on the Ötztal Glacier: The Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers, with a total area of ​​20 km², are among the largest developed glacier areas in Austria. Absolute snow security is guaranteed in the months before winter. In addition, the Ötztal Alps are the most glaciated area in the Central Alps.

The Sölden ski area is one of the most famous ski areas in the Alps. And with good reason to be among the best: Thanks to its altitude of 1,350 to 3,340 meters, two glaciers and modern snowmaking, there is reliable snow here from October to May. Highly comfortable mountain railways open up 144 km of freshly groomed slopes for every skill level and crisp variations for freeriders. But that's not all: The outstanding mountain gastronomy, the legendary après-ski and unique highlights in the ski area - such as 007 ELEMENTS or the BIG 3 rally - make every Sölden ski day an event.


The local history museum in Längenfeld shows the rural living space, lifestyle and working world as it was 50 years ago. In this museum you can also learn a lot about flax cultivation. Up until the 19th century, flax was the main source of income in the Ötztal, which is why great importance is attached to correctly presenting flax in the museum.


Wellness - wellbeing - Ötztal

The wellness lifestyle concept aims at wellbeing, fun and good physical condition.

According to Ardell's understanding, wellness describes a state of well-being and satisfaction and consists of the factors of personal responsibility, nutritional awareness, physical fitness, stress management and environmental sensitivity. In line with this holistic approach, wellness can be understood as the harmony of body, mind and soul.