From a Farming Community to a Tourist destination
Today Ötztal is one of Tirol’s most touristic regions, but 200 years ago Tirol’s longest side valley was largely unknown.
Amazing natural beauty is found in abundance at the Ötztal Nature Park. With its exciting fauna and pristine landscapes, the park makes for a wonderful day out for the whole family. Naturpark Haus is home toan exhibition that showcases this magic beauty of nature.
GOAS:GURGL FARM CHEESE DAIRY
“Rosi, Frida, Nelke, Reaparle ...”, when Maria and Martin Grüner talkabout their animals, they get into raptures. 40 mountain goats, twodonkeys a herd of mountain sheep, a coop full of chickens and the dogMonk have found a loving home.
MAIR'S BERRY GARDEN
Raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries... Mairs’ Berry Garden hasthem all. For more than 30 years the cultivation of berries has been the centre of life and work for the Mair family. Only the sweetest fruits grow and thrive on seven hectares of land in the Tyrolean Inn Valley. And this i...
a glimpse into the history book
A BICYCLE AT3,OOO METERSABOVE SEA LEVEL
There are plenty of exciting old tales and legends about Ötztal. But there are also some modern-day stories that amaze and astonish. One of them is theaccount of the mysterious bicycle that was found on a glacier at 3,000 meters above sea level. Ötztaler Heimatmuseum has the story.
The Warmth of Wool
Natural wool is a wonderful fiber. The Regensburger family, who owns and runs the Ötztaler Schafwollzentrum, a wool processing and manufacturing business,is passionate about the softness, warmth, insulation and breathability that natural wool provides.
WHEN NAZ RULES
Every five years it is Naz’s turn to call the shots. As soonhas he comes to power on Epiphany, the mayor and localcouncil of Telfs loose all authority. 2020 is a Schleicherlaufenyear and the locals are beyond thrilled.
Natur, wie sie schöner nicht sein kann, findet man im Naturparkhaus Ötztal. Spannende Tierwelten, eindrucksvolle Landschaften und viel Wissenswertes gibt es darin zu entdecken. Das Naturparkhaus bringt ebendiese Naturschönheiten auf den Punkt.
Creaking wood, rough stone, yellowed paper. The air smells musty with a hint of smoke. Ötztal's Heritage Museum and museum custodian Christian tell the story of the valley's past.
The Art of Grooming Slopes
While holidaymakers are tucking into their dinners, partying away in après-ski bars, or soothing their achy muscles at a spa, a team of groomers starts their work of turning the messy runs into buttery-smooth slopes, ready for the following day.