Glaciers and mountains on your doorstep in Obergurgl

Family-friendly exursions into a world of snow and ice

A hiking holiday in Obergurgl would not be complete without a trip to see one of the glaciers high above the village. Guests of all ages can take the cable car next to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl and travel into a world of permanent ice.

Formed many millennia ago, the glaciers of the Alps are fascinating, fearsome – and alive. Though they move too slowly to be seen by the human eye, this permanent flow of frozen water leads to the formation of new crevasses and ice caves, crushing huge rocks in its path and polishing smaller stones trapped inside.

This fascinating world holds many secrets – and every now and then it reveals one of them. That was the case in 1991 when a mummified body later given the name "Ötzi" was discovered. Despite having spent an incredble 5400 years in his icy grave, Ötzi was remarkably well preserved. Those wanting to find out more about Europe's oldest natural human mummy can pay a visit to the Ötzi Village in Umhausen and find out how the local population lived many millennia ago.

 

Glacier views in the Ötztal Valley

Enjoy an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Ötztal Alps.

  • Monday

    08:15
    Introduction to fitness equipment
    10:25
    The Hohe Mut Bahn cable car
    Hiking trails through the pine forrest
    Hiking trails through the pine forrest
    12:35
    Exploring the pinewood forest on foot
    Relaxing holidays in the nature
    Relaxing holidays in the nature
    14:45
    Refreshing foot-bath in a mountain stream
    16:55
    Relaxing in the sauna
  • Tuesday

    08:15
    Enjoy the outdoor pool
    Holiday at the lake in Tyrol
    Holiday at the lake in Tyrol
    10:25
    Excursion to natural swimming lake in Umhausen
    Family at a waterfall in Tyrol
    Family at a waterfall in Tyrol
    12:35
    Visit to Stuibenfall waterfall
    Trip to the Oetzidorf in Umhausen
    Trip to the Oetzidorf in Umhausen
    14:45
    Trip to the Ötzi Village
    16:55
    Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • Wednesday

    Nordic Walking courses in Tyrol
    Nordic Walking courses in Tyrol
    08:15
    Introduction to Nordic walking
    Adventure holiday in Obergurgl
    Adventure holiday in Obergurgl
    10:25
    Rafting
    Archery in Obergurgl
    Archery in Obergurgl
    12:35
    Archery
    14:45
    Riding lessons
    16:55
    Spa & whirlpool
  • Thursday

    Things to do in Obergurgl
    Things to do in Obergurgl
    08:15
    Morning sport
    Downhill trail mountainbiking Zillertal
    Downhill trail mountainbiking Zillertal
    10:25
    Thrilling mountain-bike rides
    Mountain trails in Hochgurgl
    Mountain trails in Hochgurgl
    12:35
    Hiking to the Ramolhaus hut
    Waterfall in the pine forrest in Oetztal
    Waterfall in the pine forrest in Oetztal
    14:45
    Taking a break at the waterfall
    Ramolhaus Obergurgl alpine hut
    Ramolhaus Obergurgl alpine hut
    16:55
    Arriving at the Ramolhaus hut
  • Friday

    Stopover mountain trail Obergurgl
    Stopover mountain trail Obergurgl
    08:15
    Breakfast at the Ramolhaus hut
    Trekking in the alps Tyrol
    Trekking in the alps Tyrol
    10:25
    Near the Ramoljoch ridge
    12:35
    Take a break in the room
    14:45
    Swimming in the Glacier Spa
    16:55
    Table football at the hotel
Walking and mountaineering in Obergurgl

Glacier adventures await

There is a place where it is always winter – even in summer

For guests staying at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl it couldn't be easier to access the fascinating high-alpine world of mountains and glaciers above the village of Obergurgl. The Hohe Mut cable car leaves from just outside the hotel and transports visitors to the edge of the glacier, meaning that children and elderly people can also experience the glacier at first hand.

Feel the rush of the cold glacier air as you step off the cable car, watch the "glacier milk" flowing beneath the transparent surface and learn more about how glaciers influence the Alpine climate. In the Ötztal Valley there is a place where it is always winter – even during the warmest summer months.

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