Ultimate Mountain Exploration

The charming Alpine village of Oetz stands for genuine Tirolean hospitality. It gave the name to the valley and is the economic and cultural center of the lower Ötztal Valley. Nestling in the foothills of 3008 meter tall Acherkogel, the northernmost Alpine peak higher than three thousand meters, Oetz has an almost Mediterranean climate. Its village center can be found on a small hill, offering authentic inns and historical buildings with precious, painted facades dating back to the 16th century, a truly outstanding parish church and a picture gallery museum. The rushing waters of Ötztaler Ache river are well-loved among Europe's white water sport enthusiasts - as Oetz makes for a great rafting, canoeing, canyoning and fishing base.

Refreshing Summer Break

In Oetz nature explorers can experience small and big treasures with all senses, coupled with unlimited activities and breathtaking panoramic views of Inntal and Ötztal Valley. The white waters of Ötztaler Ache river host the yearly held Kayak Championships and many other rafting events, while scenic Auer Klamm ravine makes a paradise for canyoning fans. Lovely lake Piburger See, Ötztal's biggest and Tirol's warmest swimming lake, ranks among Tirol's oldest nature preserves. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 23° Celsius. Swimmers and fans of romantic rowing boats are warmly invited to indulge in the crystal clear waters. Tirol's Alpine landscape of awesome natural beauty reveals all its charm during the summer months: walking, hiking, mountain biking in the scenic Hochoetz Pastureland Region or tandem paragliding are on the varied activity program.

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1 Lake in Oetz

  • Size: 0.13 km² Village: Oetz Region: Ötztal Valley
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Information on the region

Winter Fun for All Ages

The highly family-friendly Hochoetz – Kühtai ski area fulfills all expectations: 85 slope kilometers perfectly suitable for young and old, and all skill levels are spread over the pastureland area. Special highlights include a kindergarten and loads of quaint mountain huts for memorable winter fun in the snow. Be it cross-country skiing, winter walking or ski mountaineering amid the picture-book mountain scenery, Tirol's awesome nature landscapes have a lot to offer. At only five walking minutes from the top station of Acherkogel mountain gondola in Hochoetz, you find the idyllic Snow Village – Austria's first Igloo Village at 2000 meters above sea level. Peace and silence, marvelous sunsets and heaps of winter adventures await you here. Bedroom igloos and a main Igloo with stylish lounge and ice bar ensure memorable moments. Frozen Piburger See lake makes a scenic backdrop for romantic winter walks, ice skating or curling on ice.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Oetz - where zeitgeist and radition mingle The popular holiday resort of Oetz has a 120-year tradition in tourism.

Its village structure, traditional catering businesses and numerous leisure facilities have made Oetz one of the prime holiday destinations in Tirol.

The wide range of events attracts young and old and includes guided tours, activity programs, family hikes, rafting, torchlight hikes, live music and romantic music events.
Oetz is the prime winter sports destination of the Ötztal valley and an absolute family paradise. It is the most family-orientated resort of the Oetztal valley. The Hochoetz ski area at 2200 m elevation can be accessed using the new 8-seater gondola lift in Oetz or the 4-seater gondola lift in Ochsengarten. With 2 gondola lifts, 4 chair lifts, 4 T-bar lifts and 34 km of slopes the ski area is real paradise for skiers and snowboarders.

Oetz: active - romantic - family-orientated

The Piburgersee lake is a real gem out of nature in winter. When frozen it is a real paradise for ice skaters and hockey players. The winter hiking paths around the lake are among the most beautiful of the Ötztal valley.

10 km of cross-country skiing tracks wind their way around the village. The level of difficulty is easy to moderate.

We recommend Oetz due to its large selection of accommodations in all categories and its excellent dining & wining.
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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

From Germany: A7 to Kempten - Füssen - Fernpass - Imst - A12 or B171 to exit Ötztal - B186 to Oetz
or: A8 to Munich - Rosenheim - A12 via Kufstein - exit Ötztal - B186 to Ötz;
from France, Switzerland: Zurich - St. Gallen - Bregenz - Feldkirch - St. Anton - A12 or B171 to Ötztal - B186 to Oetz;
from Italy: via Brenner pass to Innsbruck - A12 to Ötztal - B186 Oetz.
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Ötztal Bahnhof train station 5 km away from Oetz - regular bus connections to Ötz;
train connections from Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Zurich, Munich; direct bus connections from Innsbruck bus station to Ötz three times a day
Munich, Zurich, Innsbruck airports - train connections to Ötztal Bahnhof; local bus connections;
Munich - Ötz: 165 km
Zurich - Ötz: 240 km
Innsbruck - Ötz: 60 km
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Information Oetz
Hauptstrasse 66
6433 Oetz, Austria
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