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Sautens Magic Forest

Great family outing in lower Ötztal

How do bees distinguish individual flowers from each other and how is life from the perspective of a butterfly? Answers to all these and many other questions about forest animals can be found in the enchanted forest of Sautens. Lovingly designed stations await curious naturalists along the nature trail. The walk starts at the local elementary school and leads along a forest path with short asphalt sections to the forest playground. The "Drei-Kirchen-Blick" viewing platform and a motor skill course rank among the special highlights.

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Understanding the magic of the forest

In the enchanted forest Sautens everyone learns something new, even mom, dad, grandma and grandpa. A total of 11 stations are to be explored in a playful way and many interesting impressions to be taken away. There is no age limit as the completely barrier-free trail is also easy to walk with prams. You stroll through the enchanted forest for about 1 hour, although you are welcome to linger longer. Especially the theme course and the forest playground invite you to let off steam actively and creatively. The “Drei-Kirchen-Blick” viewing platform is just what you need as a place to take a break and fill up on energy. And with the idyllic valley basin at your feet, all the family suddenly plays "I see something you don't see and it is..."

Special tip: The enchanted forest Sautens makes a true experience all year round. Simply dress appropriately and get ready to explore nature!

enchanted forest Sautens playground children family
enchanted forest Sautens playground children family

Everything about the enchanted forest at a glance

  • Walking time: approx. 1 hour
  • Freely accessible all year round
  • Walks suitable for prams and all the family
  • Playful learning at 11 different stations
  • Highlights: "Drei-Kirchen-Blick" viewing platform with large forest playground including motor skill course
  • Free parking at the starting point in the center of Sautens (at the elementary school above the church)

Frequently asked questions about the enchanted forest Sautens

It is a family-friendly walking trail in the lower part of Ötztal. From the starting point in Sautens, you hike past 11 child-friendly stations where young and old can playfully discover forest animals and get to know more about the local fauna. A theme course and a splendid forest playground round off the enchanted forest experience perfectly. The nature trail is freely accessible all year round.

The walking time is about 1 hour. Even smaller feet can keep up well on this varied walking route. The youngest ones can simply be pushed, as the trail through the enchanted forest Sautens is also easily accessible with a pram, buggy or handcart.

In the enchanted forest Sautens in lower Ötztal you will discover the fascinating world of forest animals and learn interesting facts about bees, butterflies and other inhabitants of the forest in a playful way. You can take a leisurely stroll along the marked trail leading through the enchanted forest and linger at the varied stations as long as you wish. Among the highlights rank the "Drei-Kirchen-Blick" viewing platform overlooking the three churches and a large forest playground.

For everyone, no matter how big or small, young or old! The enchanted forest Sautens makes a fabulous destination for families in particular, as there are many stations for interactive discovery along the trail and the route is even accessible with prams. The focus is on playful experience and learning at the heart of nature. Romping around, fun and imagination combine in a magical way. Let's get started!