This natural lake is the biggest lake of the valley and the warmest one in Tyrol. It is also called "mirror of the mountains", since the surrounding mountains draw wonderful shapes on the deep blue water surface. The Piburg Lake is a very popular excursion destination for swimmers and hikers thanks to its fantastic location.
In spite of a vivid building activity since the second world war and in spite of the perceptible desire for modern living, the whole ancient village of Oetz has fortunately remained unchanged throughout the centuries. The original architectural core of the clustered village is particularly picturesque.
The Forchet is a big wooded rockslide region, a unique landscape which has remained untouched throughout the centuries. The hiking trail is well-marked and easy accessible. Appropriate areas invite you to have a rest, to observe and contemplate.
Living and working in a little village community at the time of Ötzi. The Ötzi village, a 9000 m² big archeological outdoor park located beneath the Stuiben waterfalls, will take the visitors back to the New Stone Age.
The biggest and most beautiful waterfall in Tyrol. Huge masses of water flow down for 150 m and create an amazing play of colors in the sunlight. An old, easily accessible steep trail runs on the right side of the waterfalls and takes you uphill over roots and stone stairs. Five spectacular panoramic platforms stretch over the waterfall and let you experience firsthand the incredible strength of rushing waters.
45 walking minutes from the center in the district of Lehn. The biggest museum of local history of the Ötztal Valley is located in an ancient farm and shows how Ötztal inhabitants used to live many centuries ago.
James Bond discovered ice Q on the Gaislachkogl mountain peak as an exclusive filming location in Tyrol. In January and February 2015 Daniel Craig alias James Bond and five hundred of his colleagues and film crew came to Sölden – the hotspot of the Alps. And it is little wonder – barely anywhere else is there a more spectacular venue.
The abundant snow and the glacier tunnel provided a noteworthy setting for the action-packed pursuits. This is something director Sam Mendes was aware of – and the valley of the three-thousand metre mountains, as Ötztal is often called, without further ado, became the backdrop for key and speedy action scenes in the blockbuster. The gourmet restaurant ice Q at 3,048 metres altitude was not only significant as a luxurious dining area for the actor. The futuristic architecture also had a key role to play in the film – but not as a gourmet restaurant, but as a futuristic clinic, where Bond’s opposite Christoph Waltz got up to evil doings.
The Timmelsjoch high alpine road runs through Hochgurgl and stretches until the South Tyrolean border at 2,509 m above the sea level. It connects the Ötztal Valley to the Passeiertal Valley. This high alpine road is a unique nature experience and a well worth seeing destination.
In memory of the spectacular landing of the Swiss Professor Auguste Piccard with his stratospheric balloon on the Gurgler Ferner glacier. This event took place in 1931 and popularized Gurgl worldwide.
Rofen is the highest permanent settlement of the Eastern Alps that is operative throughout the year (2,013 m).
- Monastery Stams
- Landeck Castle
- Alpine Coaster
- Ambras Castle
- Innsbruck imperial placae
- Innsbruck alpine zoo
- Bell foundry in Grassmayr
- Swarovski Crystal worlds
- Show mine in Schwaz
- Planetarium Schwaz
- Lake Achensee steam cog railway
- Ziller Valley railyway
- Ziller Valley alpine dairy
- Farms museum in Kramsach
- Raritätenzoo Ebbs
- House upside down