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.
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
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.
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.
Ötztaler Dialekt: Understanding locals
In 2010 UNESCO recognized Ötztal’s vernacular as Intangible Cultural Heritage. Thankfully the local language is not at risk of vanishing any time soon as Ötztal natives are very passionate about their unique dialect.