Travelling through the picturesque Ötztal Valley to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl is a memorable experience in itself. As the road winds its way through traditional villages, high above majestic mountains dominate the skyline.
Turn after turn, you will gain altitude as you near the end of the valley and reach the village of Obergurgl at 1930m. Choose from one of the following ways to travel to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl:
Driving through the Ötztal Valley on the way to Obergurgl is an experience to savour. Upon arrival at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl we will be pleased to park your car for you in our underground car park – thanks to our perfect location and the excellent local infrastructure you will not need it for the rest of your holiday. If you should wish to use your own four wheels to travel further afield during your stay, there is a petrol station just a few metres from the hotel.
Modern snow-clearing machines mean that Obergurgl is almost always easy to reach by car, even during the winter months. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that all drivers bring snowchains.
Travel past Innsbruck on the A12 motorway and continue towards Arlberg/Switzerland/Bregenz until you reach the exit marked "Haiming, Ötztal". After leaving the motorway at this exit, follow the signs along the B186 for "Kühtai, Timmelsjoch, Meran, Ötztal Information" and continue into the Ötztal Valley. It is no more than an hour's drive from the motorway exit to Obergurgl.
Travel along the A12 motorway towards Innsbruck/Munich as far as the exit marked "Haiming, Ötztal". After leaving the motorway at this exit, follow the signs along the B186 for "Kühtai, Timmelsjoch, Meran, Ötztal Information" and continue into the Ötztal Valley. It is no more than an hour's drive from the motorway exit to Obergurgl.
Instead of travelling along the A12 motorway, take the "Fernpass-Bundesstraße" or the road crossing the border near Garmisch. Follow either of these roads until they meet the B186, then follow the signs for "Kühtai, Timmelsjoch, Meran, Ötztal Information" and continue into the Ötztal Valley. Driving time from the start of the B186 to Obergurgl is around one hour.
Drive to Merano and take the SS44 towards "Timmelsjoch/Austria". This road crosses into Austria via the Timmelsjoch High-Alpine Road. Please be aware that this road is closed at night and during heavy snowfall.
Guests arriving by train should be aware that there are many special deals available, especially when coming from Germany. Contact your local train operator for more information about special rates and family discounts.
International trains arrive at the main train station in Innsbruck. From there it is possible to take a regional train to "Ötztal Bahnhof". Let us know when you will be arriving at the station and a member of staff will be happy to meet you on the platform. We will also be pleased to arrange a pick-up service from the main train station in Innsbruck – get in touch with our virtual reception using our live chat service to find out more.
Guests arriving by plane can choose from several airports close to the Ötztal Valley.
We can arrange for a member of staff to pick you up in one of our VIP shuttles and take you straight to our hotel in Obergurgl. This pick-up service is available for the airports in Innsbruck, Zurich, Munich and Salzburg.
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