Truly Spectacular Nature at the very Top of Tirol

Awe-inspiring glaciers, colorful larch forests and idyllic mountain lakes - these are just a few of the many impressions that we all associate with the Ötztal: at the same time it is a landscape worth protecting that attracts myriad visitors from around the globe.

As Austria's third largest nature preserve, the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK covers an area of more than 510 square kilometers - there is no other protected area which has a larger glacier-covered surface (about 18%) in all of Austria. Among the characteristics are large glacier fields, natural history studies and research on high Alpine archeology. Additionally, the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK has a lot to offer to all guests: visitors can choose from up to 18 theme hikes per week, over 15 events and lectures on current nature topics and a fun-packed child activity program.

Theme trails focusing on high Alpine archeology, glaciology or fauna and flora in the stone pine forest are freely available to all nature park "explorers" - take a closer look at it by clicking on

As our guests, you can take part in the guided hikes of the Ötztal Nature Park daily and free of charge.