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
a glimpse into the history book
The name Riml and the people who carry it are closely associated with the history of Ötztal. Today you find the name on hotels and sports stores but it all started with a cobbler's workshop.
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
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.
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.
The Healing Power of Nature
Rugged rock formations, imposing mountains, luxuriant forests and pristine moorlands: Tirol is known for its scenic natural beauty. Obergurgl is home to a uniquely pristine gem: the Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest.