The modern panoramic Acherkogel cable car whisks you straight up from Ötz, the capital of the Ötz valley in the Tyrol, to the Hochoetz alpine region in less than 8 minutes. There, at well over 2,000 metres and a long, long way from the cares of everyday life, the impressive majestic peaks of the Stubai and Ötztal Alps, breathtaking panoramic views, peaceful meadows and cosy restful mountain retreats await you ... tranquility as far as the eye can see. Easy forest trails lead you to the Bielefelder hut, the Acherberg, Balbach or Kühtaile Alps, or you can embark on a testing mountain walk with the whole family.
You can enjoy the day on the sun terrace of the Panorama Restaurant, explore the mountains, relive the old mining history of the miners‘ trail or meditate your way along the meditation trail. And here, of course, lofty 3,000 metre peaks beckon, the Acherkogel, the Hoher Wasserfall and the Sulzkogel, challenging rock faces for climbing and extensive high alpine walks. Close to the Panorama Restaurant by the upper station of the Acherkogel cable car, there is an entertaining children‘s playground.
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Children & Family
It's plain for all to see: A new zest for walking has gripped Europe. And what is especially pleasing is that this desire is experienced by people of all ages. It's not only athletic-minded adults, but many, many children run enthusiastically about our alpine meadows, learn about the nature of the alps in the Ötz valley, marvel at the chamois, ibexes, marmots and eagles and befriend the cows and horses in the meadows... the Hochoetz alpine region is the region for walks for all the family in the Ötz valley.
Theme Trails Hochoetz
Knappenweg - Miner's Trail
The miners‘ trail from Hochoetz – Kühtai – Ochsengarten lures you into a landscape in which miners using nothing more than their sheer physical strength mined yellow copper ore, pyrites and galena around 350 years ago.
Trail of senses
Students at the Ötz Secondary School have been working with educationalists on a project to create a meditation trail among our spectacular alpine pastures.
Mountain gastronomy & huts
Just in case you are a passionate walker, climber or mountain biker fond of superb mountainscape, mighty summits and endless sunshine you are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring idyllic pasturelands and cozy Alpine mountain huts. Tirol's Ötztal valley has it all – especially amid the scenic Hochoetz Pasture Region.