Lake Piburger See
Winter exploration on ice
Scenic lake Piburger See was the result of a natural disaster. Today the lake has become one of the most renowned nature treasures of Oetz. Originally the lake's basin was a huge rift running parallel to the Ötztal. The scenic lake makes a picture-book winter wonderland.
Cleared winter walking trails can be found in the surroundings of lake Piburger See. Romantic hiking routes travel from the village of Oetz towards the frozen lake, through snow-covered meadows and forests... winter dreams come true here.
Winter Walking Trails
Andreas Hofer Weg
Starting point: Information Oetz -> southwards along Ötztaler Ache brook until you reach the trail fork-off, then you have the following options:
- Turn left, walk through the forest until you reach the first houses of Habichen - return to Oetz. Walking time: about 45 min
- Straight ahead towards Wellerbrücke bridge, then through the forest in direction Habichen - back to Oetz. Walking time: about 1 h
- Straight ahead to Wellerbrücke bridge, further on towards lake Piburger See and Piburg (steep ascent at the beginning!) - back to Oetz on the federal road. Walking time: about 2 h
Elsinger Weg – Piburger See – Piburg
Starting point: Information Oetz -> from the village center across Piburgerbrücke bridge -> turn left after 300 meters, follow the broad forest trail (Elsinger Weg) leading up to lake Piburger See -> along the left lakeshore towards the hamlet of Piburg -> back to Oetz on the federal road. Walking time: about 1.5 – 2 h
Sautens – Haderlehn – Piburgersee
Starting point: above the church of Sautens -> follow the toboggan run (above the school) until you reach the road to Haderlehn -> continue to Ferienhof Haderlehn where you change to the forest road -> further on to Piburg -> back to Oetz on Elsinger Weg -> Beerweg -> Sautens or walk back on the same route. Walking time: about 1.5 h
Fun-packed tobogganing for all the family right to the lake shore. The 1 km long track is perfectly suitable for all ages tanks to an easy ascent followed by a great toboggan ride. The track features floodlights for memorable night-time tobogganing after an exciting day on the slopes.
approx. 10 min.
Experience the approx. 1.5 km long (free) natural ice rink. Minimum ice thickness required. Ice skating at your own risk!
Changing cubicles & WC on the spot.
Ice Skate Rental
Gasthof Piburgersee T +43 (0) 5252 6295
From bus stop at Acherkogel / base station and Oetz / center. Contact Ötztal Tourismus Information for detailed schedules.