The search for the magic crystal. an adventure at 2020 meters above sea level.

36 Stations. 8 Riddles. 3 Themed Trails. 2 Missions. 1 5D Movie Adventure.


The evil wolf stole a magic crystal and hid it in a secret place. This could be the end of WIDIVERSUM!

Only you can save it: Help WIDI and his friends get the stolen crystal back! On your hunt you will learn exciting things about our mountains and their treasures.

See you soon at the top station of Acherkogelbahn! Admission is free with a mountain lift ticket.

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Plenty of exciting adventures await you in WIDIVERSUM. It takes courage and brains to solve the riddle of the hidden crystal.

Solve tricky problems while hiking the new theme trails and learn about the history of WIDIVERSUM along the way. Step inside the futuristic 5D MOVIESHUTTLE and “fly“ through WIDIs World.

Your Mission

At the eight Riddle Stations, collect as many letters as possible to decode the secret word on your riddle card. You will need this word to find the magic crystal.

What’s next? Hike the three theme trails and step into WIDIs MOVIESHUTTLE to learn more about WIDIVERSUMs main characters: WIDI and his friends, the Miner Kuno and the Wolf.

The Reward

You found the magic crystal? Bring your Riddle Card with the right passcode to WIDIs Bistro or Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz.

Did you stamp the white squares on your Riddle Card? Rubber stamps with different symbols can be found along the theme trails and at WIDIs MOVIESHUTTLE. If you did, you can count yourself among WIDIs friends! For each symbol in your card you will get one Friends button for Euro 0.50.

Riddle Card

WIDI and his friends

By the way:

WIDIs Friends buttons cannot be just purchased – you have to earn them!

Hochoetz Widiversum Buttons

16 New Adventures:

WIDIs MOVIESHUTTLE and 3 new theme trails.

And the adventure continues:

The epic 5D MOVIESHUTTLE and the 15 stations along the three new theme trails allow you to explore and learn more about the world of miners as well as WIDI and his friends.

If your journey of discovery will leave you hungry and thirsty, there are 4 inns along the way where you can refuel with WIDIs favorite foods and beverages.

Movieshuttle Hochoetz Ötz Widiversum


„And ... Action! “

Enjoy a spectacular 5D movie experience!

Don’t miss out on this amazing 5D movie adventure! Enter the brand-new 5D MOVIESHUTTLE with its 180-degree screen and experience an immersive 8-minute chase in search of the stolen magic crystal. “Fly” and “float” through WIDIVERSUM without ever leaving your seat!

The main characters: WIDI and his friends, the Miner Kuno, the Bad Wolf and … YOU! Let yourself be swept away by a 5D special effects movie with dynamic chairs that will make you feels as if you were flying!

  • Tickets: Euro 4 per person
  • Age/height requirement: from 4+ years and/or 1 meter in height with adult supervision
  • no adult supervision required for children 8 years or older

Theme trails

Glück auf!

This trail is all about Miner Kuno. Follow his lead and learn all about mining. What can you find inside caves and mines? Where do crystals come from?

  • Distance: 2.5K
  • Walking time: approx. 1 hr.
  • Station: Top station > Kristallfelsen > Steinmühle > Kunos Stollen > Balbach Alm – Kunos Seilzug > Kühtaile Alm – Kristallwasser > Top station
  • Refreshment stop: Balbach Alm, Kühtaile Alm

Alle Sinne!

On this trail you have to be as fast and alert as a squirrel. Test both your skills and your senses: How fast can you run on a treadwheel? How do animal pelts and feathers feel? Which animal sounds can you imitate? Learn the answers to these and many other interesting questions along the way.

  • Distance: 3.8K
  • Walking time: approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Station: Top station > Fährtenleser > Seilbrücke > Schwebebalken > Acherberg Alm – Tretmühle, Spürsinn, Tiergucker, Tierstimmenbox > Top station
  • Refreshment stop: Acherberg Alm

Hoch hinaus!

On this trail you will see the world from a jackdaw’s view: from high above! How far can you climb up the Climbing Crystal? How many mountain peaks can you see from the viewing platform? Learn the answers to these and many other interesting questions along the way. And don’t forget to smile: at the end of the trail you have the opportunity to snap a fun photo of you and WIDI.

  • Distance: 1.5K
  • Walking time: approx. 1 hr.
  • Station: Top station > Balanceakt > Bielefelder Hütte – Kletterkristall > WIDIs Fotoplattform > Top station
  • Refreshment stop: Bielefelder Hütte

Member of "Best Austrian Summer Mountain Lifts"

Gütezeichen Bergbahnen Hochoetz with its WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ have received the "Best Austrian Summer Mountain Lifts" quality seal by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber responsible for the Association of Cable Cars. This award is given exclusively to companies that offer quality-tested nature experience that fulfills severe criteria, and is quality-checked on a regular basis.


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How it all began.
A loooooong story.

Once upon a time, there was a miner named Kuno who lived in the Ötztal. One day he was digging for treasures of the earth inside a narrow and dark gorge. This gorge separated the Ötztal from a piece of land where no man had ever ventured before. But what Kuno found buried inside the gorge changed everything: four sparkly crystals! When Kuno took a closer look at the jewels in the sunlight they started to magically float and glow. All of a sudden there was a loud, thunderous noise and the gorge began to close up. When the gorge had fully closed, Kuno was able to walk over to the magnificent region behind it and he named it WIDIVERSUM.

Suddenly there came four flashes of lightning from the sky. They pointed Kuno to the four spots where he was to hide the crystals to ensure the gorge would remain closed. Kuno saw a big ram close to a flock of grazing sheep and asked him to guard and protect the magic crystals for him. Many generations of rams have been guarding the mystic gemstones since then, and today WIDI is the keeper of the magic crystals and of WIDIVERSUM.


WIDI is an especially fun, smart and strong ram who loves his job as guardian of the crystals. His best friends are the busy mole, the fast fish, the cheeky squirrel and the wise jackdaw.

One day the five friends were playing at the lakeshore, when a bad wolf was watching them. The wolf decided to spoil the fun for the friends: “Please, let me play with you. I’m so lonely!”, the wolf pleaded with a false smile. WIDI and his friends felt sorry for the sad wolf and allowed him to join them.

In the evening they all gathered around a bonfire by the lake and shared stories. The wolf whispered into the ear of the fish: “I know that WIDI told you where the magic crystals are hidden. Can you let me in on the secret? I’m your friend now.” The fish was hesitating. WIDI had indeed told him about the hidden crystals, but he had shared only one of the hiding spots with each one of them. “If I tell the wolf my share of the secret, we’re still safe”, the fish was reasoning with himself. And after the wolf promised not say anything, the fish whispered the secret into the wolf’s ears. But of course the wolf also approached WIDI’s other friends and managed to elicit their share of the secret from them.

When everyone was asleep, the wolf went on a search. It didn’t take long for the wolf to hold one of the magic crystals in his paws, as there was only one place in all of WIDIVERSUM that matched the four secrets. The wolf laughed out loud and disappeared into the dark to find a new hiding spot for the gem. All of a sudden the gorge, which had been closed for many hundred years, started to open again with an ear splitting noise. And this had exactly been the wolf’s intention: he knew that WIDIVERSUM could only exist when all four crystals were in their assigned place!

The five friends were woken by the loud racket. “Friends, what is going on?”, WIDI shouted. The mole, the squirrel, the fish and the jackdaw looked at each other in shame. Finally the jackdaw said: “Please WIDI, don’t be upset but we think we unintentionally told the wolf about the crystal’s hiding place. And I’m afraid he stole it tonight.” WIDI turned pale: if that was true, all of WIDIVERSUM was in danger! He looked at his friends sternly: “That was not okay at all! But I forgive you. Friends, please help me find the stolen crystal and save WIDIVERSUM!”

Help WIDI and his friends recover the magic crystal! Can you solve the riddle and defeat the evil wolf?

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