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
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...
From traditional taverns to nature-oriented holiday experiences in theTyrolean mountains. The Gerhardhof in Wildermieming is not just any campsite. It is a place for great adventures, wild discoveries and pure relaxation. And all around it, nothing but meadows, pine forests and mountains.
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
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
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.