Geocaching Treasure hunt

Now kids of all ages should get ready for some memorable treasure hunting tours spread all over the Ötztal. You don't need a GPS device for this kind of treasure hunting tour but a Treasure Hunting Map available in the local Information Offices. And off you go!

On varied Treasure Hunting Routes there are numerous small treasures boxes hidden in the most secluded places. If you find all treasures hidden along the route you return to the local Information Office where you get your personal small treasure as a reward.

Schatzsuche Oetz

Schatzkarte Oetz

 

 

Download treasure hunting map Oetz (PDF)

 

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one of the four secret codes. Write these codes into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all caches and secret codes is able to open the treasure chest at the Information Oetz. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

The route is about 7.2 km long, walking time 4 hours.

Oetz Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 12.096, E 010 54.432 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Didn't find the cache? Maybe you sit on it.
  • Cache 2: N 47 11 648, E 010 54 792 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: This is exactly the cache's view.
  • Cache 3: N 47 11.648, E 010 54.792 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Dr. Miroslav Tyrs will show you the right place.
  • Cache 4: N 47 12.100, E 010 54.433 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Find the floating stone.
  • Final: N 47 11.996, E 010 53.976 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The "Presse" sign towers above the cache.

 

Treasure Hunt Sautens

Schatzkarte Sautens

 

 

download treasure hunting map Sautens (PDF)

 

How to go on a Treasure Hunt?
Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one secret letter written on it. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all letters can compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small treasure at Infopoint Ambach or the Information Office Oetz. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

STARTING POINT: car park at Kreuzkapelle chapel (football field)
IMPORTANT: follow the trail with the red triangle

The route is about 3 km long, walking time 2 hours.

Sautner Forchet Loop Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 12.940, E 010 50.670 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cache is well protected under one of those - here they are available in abundance. If you can‘t make the turn you will crash into the biggest of all t....!
  • Cache 2: N 47 13.251, E 010 50 458 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The stone that became one with the juniper bush.
  • Cache 3: N 47 13.152, E 010 50.699 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Which will be the right one?
  • Cache 4: N 47 12.960, E 010 51.054 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The „Bermuda triangle“ of Sautens - the cache can be found at one of the triangle‘s tips.

Ochsengarten Treasure Hunt

Schatzkarte Ochsengarten

 

 

Download Treasure Hunting Map Ochsengarten (PDF)

 

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one of the secret letters. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Only those who have found all secret letters are able to compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Ochsengarten, Oetz or Infopoint Ötztal. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

The valley route along Bee Theme Trail is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 hours.
The mountain route is about 7 km long, altitude gain 350 m, walking time 4 hours

Valley Route on Bee Theme Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache B1: N 47 13.655, E 010 56.317 GPS-Data
    Tip: Someone has left a wooden handlebar in the forest on the right.
  • Cache B2: N 47 13.670, E 010 56 683 GPS-Data
    Tip: Did the woodcutter do a good job?
  • Cache B3: N 47 13.773, E 010 57.167 GPS-Data
    Tip: Underpass instead of overpass – take care and don't get wet!
  • Cache B4: N 47 13.799, E 010 56.804 GPS-Data
    Tip: Straight ahead into the woods to the first huge rock. But pay attention also to the small one.


Mountain Route (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 13.832, E 010 55.955 GPS-Data
    Tip: You can find it under the pointed stone!
  • Cache 2: N 47 13.969, E 010 57 395 GPS-Data
    Tip: Why don't you try on a hiking boot! Which one fits?
  • Cache 3: N 47 13.907, E 010 57.570 GPS-Data
    Tip: The treasure is guarded by goats!
  • Cache 4: N 47 14.320, E 010 57.160 GPS-Data
    Tip: The old and firmly rooted pine tree with markers protects the treasure with its branches.
  • Cache 5: N 47 14.488, E 010 56.235 GPS-Data
    Tip: Deeply rooted - 1, 2 or 3?
  • Cache 6: N 47 13.887, E 010 55.689 GPS-Data
    Tip: Watch out for the treasure close to the stone!

9for5 & 5for1

Real treasure hunters are invited to search for the coveted "9for5 & 5for1" caches within the whole Ötztal Valley. Caches are hidden in the region’s most scenic spots, and provide you with more detailed information on how to gather the special "Ötz-Taler" geo-coin while giving an insight into the great variety of Alpine landscapes in the Ötztal.

How can you obtain the special Ötztal geo-coin?
Nine cache boxes are hidden within the entire Ötztal. If you find five out of nine caches you receive the ultimate and well-deserved Ötztal geo-coin.

Where do you find the single "9for5&5for1" cache boxes?
Detailed coordinates for all 9 cache boxes are available here or on the Geocache Community homepage www.geocaching.com – for downloading to your GPS unit. For a quick overview of all cache locations you can download a map.

Where do you get the highly coveted Ötztal geo-coin?
Every "9for5 & 5for1" cache box contains a different clipper with a special pattern.

If you have collected at least 5 different clippers from five cache boxes you can pick up your Ötz-Taler geo-coin at the Längenfeld Information Office where you also get the stamp card for the entire route.


 

Kanzl (Oetz / Piburg)

Geocaching Kanzl Oetz/Piburg

Coordinates: N 47° 11.920 E 010° 53.491

GPS-Data

 
  • From the Kanzel vantage point you enjoy superb vistas of Oetz from a bird's eye view. The name "Kanzel" derives from the church pulpit as this spectacular panoramic point towers high above the village of Oetz.
  • Trail details
    An asphalt road leads from Oetz up to the hamlet of Piburg where you find a car parking area in summer (subject to charge), east of Hotel Seerose. From there you continue walking to the lake.
  • From Oetz you can also take Andreas Hoferweg trail to Wellerbrücke bridge, walking along a rising forest trail to the lake. On the northern shore you follow the signs that show you the way to the Kanzel area.
  • Walking time: approx. 1/2 hour
  • Always take care of our natural landscape. Please don't walk in the high grass but only on the edge of a meadow and in single file if there is no walking path.
  • Useful hint:
    From the vantage point (bench) you follow the coordinates along the trail. To your right you will find an outstanding stone.

Lake Habicher See

Geocaching Habicher See

Coordinates: N 47° 11.041 E 010° 54.220

GPS-Data

 
  • Lake Habicher See is embedded in the scenic Achstürze - Piburger See Nature Preserve. The picture-book little Alpine lake at 840 meters above sea level has a length of about 50 meters and is 25 meters broad. It can be found south of Habichen amidst a natural rockslide area.
  • Trail details
    From Oetz on a wildly romantic trail to the old Wellerbrücke bridge, then towards Kohlstatt area and further on to lake Habicher See.
  • Walking time: approx. 1/2 hour
  • Alternatively you can also follow the signposts directly from Habichen, then you will reach lake Habicher See within 10 minutes.
  • Always take care of our natural landscape. Please don't walk in the high grass but only on the edge of a meadow and in single file if there is no walking path.
  • Useful hint:
    Search for a huge rock on the wayside.