Nature Park Ötztal

Glaciers, Climate and High alpine research in Obergurgl

The Nature Park Ötztal is rough and gentle at the same time. It covers the whole Ötztal valley from Haiming to Obergurgl and is one of the most beautiful Alpine regions in Europe. 880 km² of the landscape are covered with glaciers. These 67 natural monuments need to be protected. The mountain villages of Vent (cradle of the Alpine Association) and Obergurgl (Tirol's highest parish), as well as Niederthai/Umhausen and Gries/Längenfeld are located right at the heart of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK – making a perfect base for mountain exploration.

The main aims of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK are to protect nature, preserve unspoilt landscapes, increase recreational values and promote scientific and cultural research in the region. Hiking trails and educational trails have been adapted to the landscape, in order to provide sustainability and a common understanding for our environment.

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Nature Park Infopoint Hohe Mut

Experience a natural history exhibition of the special class. On the 2,670 m high Hohe Mut with an attractive view of the mighty glaciers of the Rotmoos and Gaisbergtales, you will learn about life in and on the glacier, the generally noticeable climate change and decades of high alpine research in the Ötztal. Open from 09.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m., Entrance: free of charge