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Index Ö T Z TAL N ATURE P A RK - S ho r t P rof il e

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Ö T Z TAL N ATURE P A RK - Ma p

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G ood to k no w

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N ATURE P ARK Guide s

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Single Ev ents ( L e ctu re s, H ike s )

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Weekly Hi kes

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Packages

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Ö T Z TAL N ATURE P A RK - R e c o m me nda t io ns

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School P ro g ram

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Partners

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Booking & C o ntact

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In close touch with mountains

Dear friends of the Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK , the Ötztal Nature Park and its unique hiking program gives an insight into the valley‘s most scenic spots, a wonderful Alpine glacier world with all the little details and secrets and Ötztal‘s scenic landscapes of awesome natural beauty. Passionate walkers can choose from 19 weekly theme hiking tours taking place throughout the valley and 15 interesting lectures on special nature park topics. Discover Ötztal‘s magic and variety together with your family.

...and summer has finally arrived! We look forward to your visit,

Ö TZTAL N ATURE P ARK Team

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In close touch with mountains

Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK – Short Profile The Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK comprises all environmentally protected areas in the Ötztal. The protected area stretches from the valley fl oor up to high Alpine glacier regions. Its highest point is Ötztal‘s Wildspitze peak at 3774 m above sea level. The mountain villages of Vent (cradle of the Alpine Association) and Obergurgl (Tirol‘s highest parish), as well as Niederthai/Umhausen and Gries/Längenfeld are located right at the heart of the Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK – making a perfect base for mountain exploration. The splendid Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK comprises a number of almost untouched, protected mountain areas in the Ötztal Alps and Stubai Alps which are characterized by fascinating high Alpine landscapes and huge glacier regions. Obergurgl‘s protected Stone Pine Forest and the unspoilt forest areas in Sölden‘s Windachtal feature century-old stone pone populations. Gurgler Kamm ridge is a UNESCO Biosphere Park focusing on scientific research on the inter-action and development of both man and nature. The precipitous Engelswand rock face near Umhausen, an official Tirolean and European Natura 2000 Preserve, offers an insight into the varied fl ora and fauna in an almost vertical habitat. Another protected area can be found at the entrance to the Ötztal: the huge Achstürze-Piburger See region boasts an idyllic mountain lake amidst a huge rockslide area. The 5 main aims of the Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK are to protect nature, preserve unspoilt landscapes, increase recreational values and promote scientific and cultural research in the region. Both the Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK association and administration office can be found in Obergurgl. 4

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Haiming Tschirgant Bergsturz

Imst Sautens

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Engelswand Rauher Bichl

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Ruhegebiet Stubaier Alpen

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Längenfeld

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Naturwaldreservat Windachtal

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Vent Obergurgl

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Ruhegebiet Ötztaler Alpen

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Naturdenkmal Biosphärenpark Zirbenwald Gurgler Kamm

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In close touch with mountains

Good to know • • • • • • • • • • • •

Advance booking required only for guided hikes/tours by 6.00 pm the day before – contact data: see overleaf! Lectures are free for children up to the age of 14 Hikes are free for children under 6 years, 7 – 14 years: half price Hikes/lectures are free of charge for guests staying at Nature Park Partner Hotels (extra costs not included) – unless noted otherwise! Weekly hikes are free for holders of the Ötztal Premium Card (extra costs not included) Participants (single events): min. 3 / max. 20 persons – unless noted otherwise! Weekly events held from May to end of November You take part in the hikes/events at your own risk – hiking equipment absolutely required: sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, rainwear, sunscreen, food, enough to drink Ötztal Card (valid 14 June - 21 September) Ötztal Premium Card (valid 31 May - 12 October) Program may be changed/postponed at short notice (in case of unfavorable weather) by the organizing team. Disclaimer: Information given in this folder was collected accurately but no responsibility is accepted for the correctness of all details. The publisher is not liable for any accidents or damages caused by the use of this folder. Literal and typesetting mistakes excepted.

You can easily reach most of our events by using public bus lines running on a regular basis within the valley! More details at www.vvt.at and Ötztaler Verkehrsgesellschaft, T 05254 3550, www.oetztalerbus.at 6

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Ö TZTAL N ATURE PARK – Nature Park Guides The certified team of female and male nature park guides looks forward to show you all the little secrets and details of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK.

Petra Grüner

Andrea Holzknecht

Albert Zwischenbrugger

Wolfgang Santer

Monika Mitterwallner

Helga Marberger

Gaby Prantl

Michael Zwischenbrugger

Franz Gstrein

Josl Griesser

Raimund Gritsch

Werner Schwarz

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June - Single Events

Every Thursday

Thu, 03 July + Thu, 21 August

Miracle Fiber

From Flax to Linen

In the course of this wonderful guided tour visitors get an insight into the whole manufacturing cycle, from the raw material delivered by local sheep farmers to fine woolen products. Additionally, the tour focuses also on the longstanding history of flax and sheep wool processing in the Ötztal. Questions welcome!

Natural linen and sheep wool has always been of major significance in the valley‘s history. The central Ötztal became more and more important thanks to its excellent flax quality. Get to know everything about flax cultivation, processing and fine linen products – from sheep shearing to hand-woven wool fabrics. Admire the fine art of weaving on original looms.

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guided tour of sheep wool center 2.00 pm, Umhausen, Ötztaler Schwafwollzentrum (Lehnpuit 2-4, T 05255 5293) from Umhausen‘s church across Horlach bridge, keep left, 300 m 45 min. € 3.00 per person (free for children) Joachim REGENSBURGER

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Access Duration Fee Lecturer

guided tour of weaving center 4.00 pm, Umhausen, Handweberei Doblander (Mühlweg 50, T 05255 5213) from Umhausen‘s church across Horlach bridge, keep right, 300 m 1 hr € 5.00 (from 5+ pers. € 2.00 pp.) Cilli DOBLANDER, master waver


July - Single Events

Friday, 04 July

Thursday, 10. July

Night Full of Life

Sweet Temptation

At night everything is quiet in the village, it‘s sleeping time. Not at all – our streets and gardens are full of life. With a bit of luck we watch bats, owls, mice, insects, spiders, harvestmen, night butterflies, martens, cats, toads, salamanders, weasels, foxes … and more! Do plants, bushes and flowers sleep, too? Why do they look different in the dark.

From blossoms to honey ... here you will get to know everything on the valley‘s sweetest temptation. After a short introduction our bee expert takes you to the beehives where you admire the bustling bee colonies at work. At the end of the tour you sample delicious, natural mountain honey from the Ötztal.

Category Start/Route Meet here Duration Fee Guide

easy night hike (time 1 h, ↑↓ 50 m) Umhausen and surroundings 8.30 pm Ötztal Tourismus Information Umhausen 2,5 hrs adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 Mag. Eberhard STEINER, biologist

Category Start/Route Meet here Duration Fee Guide

lecture, hike, tasting Längenfeld - „In der Klamm“ bee trail 1.30 pm, Längenfeld, Gh Mesner Stuben half-day adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 Marcel KLOTZ, master apiarist in Längenfeld

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July - Single Events

ONK Day 2014 Sunday, 13 July

Nature Park Family Fest

Good to know

The 7th edition of the Family Fest organized by the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK, focuses on „quality“ topics.

Location

As always, a huge variety of organizing partners will take park in the festival by providing many different activity stations for young and old: try it, taste, sample it – we check the water quality, compare today‘s quality of life with times long past, we sample honey and take a glimpse of Ötztal‘s rich variety of fauna and flora. The Ötztal Balloon will take off in good weather. All active participants once again receive the coveted Nature Park Shirt. Great live music and entertainment by „Bluatschink“ at the end of the festival.

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When Fee Program

Partners

What`s more

Umhausen/Niederthai, Tellerboden approx. 1.30 - 5.30 pm free admission 1.30 - 4.30 pm, Entertainment 4.30 pm, „Bluatschink“ live in concert For program details check www.naturpark-oetztal.at Niederthai female farmers, Niederthai mountain rescue, Ötztal Tourismus, Natopia, Geozentrum Oberland, Ötzi Village, ÖBf, Innsbruck alpine zoo, pro vita alpina the Nature Park Family Fest takes place in all weather!


July - Single Events

Friday, 18 July

Thursday, 24 July

Clacier Murder

Creeping and Crawling ...

Already 23 years ago Ötzi the Iceman was discovered by chance at Tisenjoch saddle in the Ötztal Alps - but research still continues. Who was this mysterious old man who was killed forcibly in the high Alpine areas above Ötztal some 5300 years ago? Which facts can scientists still reveal? Surprises are the order of the day.

Our colorful hay meadows have an extremely rich animal and plant life. Already for many centuries the local farmers feed their animals with fresh green fodder from lush mountain meadows. Dried grass is also stored for the winter months Come and join us on a truly outstanding acoustic and optical journey to the fascinating wildlife world in the valley‘s Alpine meadows.

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

lecture in German Vent, Hotel Vent at 8.45 pm 1 1/4 hrs € 2.00 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter LEITNER, Inst. for Archaeology of Innsbruck University

lecture in German Umhausen, Health Center – Kursaal 7.30 pm 1 hr € 2.00 Mag. Barbara DEPISCH, biologist

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July - Single Events

Friday, 25 July

Friday, 01 August

From Grain to Bread

Night of the Bats

The historical, 300-year old Pirchhütt grain mill is in operation only once a year. Together with the old Mathies‘n bee house dating back to 1911, this historical ensemble has been preserved in the village center of Obergurgl. On this special day both the grain mill and the baking oven will be activated for traditional grain milling.

There are many scare stories revolving around bats: is it true that they get stuck in your hair? Slowly these childhood stories have become a thing of the past. Today we rather appreciate them as nocturnal animals on warm summer nights. It‘s always worth to know more about their vivid way of night-time life.

Category Where Meet here

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Duration Fee Guide

lecture, guided tour, bread tasting Obergurgl center, Mühlplatz square 2.00 pm, Ötztal Tourismus Information Obergurgl half-day € 5.00 (incl. 1 bread per person) Hubert KOLER, Kulturtourismus Gurgl

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lecture in German, excursion Oetz, Habichen, lake Habicher See 8.30 pm, Habichen, road underpass/federal road approx. 2,5 hrs adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 Mag. Anton VORAUER, biologist and bat expert


August - Single Events

Wednesday, 06 August

Tuesday, 12 August

Rich Bird Life

Glaciers through the Ages

The scenic ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK is home to an incredible number of middle European bird species. Join us on a wonderful tour of several habitats at different elevation, ranging from cultivated landscapes at the entrance to the Ötztal and deep green forest areas to the highest peaks of the incredible Nature Park.

Since the Middle Ages Ötztal‘s mighty glaciers have changed in size several times, like most of the Alpine glacier fields. The changing size of glaciers strongly influences the hydrologic circle in Alpine regions, proven by exact measurements and model calculations presented to the audience.

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

lecture in German Längenfeld, event hall 8.30 pm 1 hr € 2.00 Dr. Manfred FÖGER, biologist, ornithologist

lecture in German Umhausen, Health Center, Kursaal 7.30 pm 1 hr € 2.00 Mag. Wolfgang GURGISER, PhD Inst. for Meteorology and Geophysics of Innsbruck Univ.

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August - Single Events

Saturday, 16 August

Sunday, 17 August

Awesome Places

Kids‘ Afternoon

Majestic peaks, mighty glaciers, steep rocks and breathtaking vistas. The professional photographer Bernd Ritschel spent many days and weeks in the Ötztal, collecting a huge number of exciting, adventurous and very personal experiences at the heart of the Ötztal Alps. Live musical accompaniment by „Die Zommgewürfelten“.

DISCOVER, EXPLORE, BE ENCHANTED: funfilled kids‘ afternoon for all ages! On the tracks of Ötzi - the Iceman: Stone Age fashion show, Ötzi‘s weapons and tools, creating jars and bowls, doing crafts, ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK event igloo, storytellers, acrobats on stilts... a truly varied afternoon for young and old.

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

Category Where Starting Duration Admission What`s more

lecture in German Vent, Hotel Vent at 8.45 pm 1,5 hrs free

Bernd RITSCHEL, nature photographer, book writer

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afternoon for children playground, Hotel Vent at 2.00 pm 3 hours free

free bus ride to/from Vent for all children throughout the Ötztal


August - Single Events

Our TIP! Saturday, 23 August

Forest Mushrooms

Mushroom Hike

A wonderful opportunity to get an insight into the world of mushrooms. Biologist and mushroom expert Eberhard STEINER, gives an interesting lecture on this varied topic.

Start/Route Meet here

On a hike in the surroundings of Oetz you follow the traces of local mushrooms in the Ötztal. At night you take part in a lecture on both poisonous and edible mushrooms, focusing also on the importance of mushrooms for the forest‘s ecological system. Plenty of information on how to pick mushrooms, how to store and prepare them. Prior to the lecture (that starts at 7.30 pm) our expert can take a look at mushrooms you collected and provide you with important information („Ez“ event hall).

Duration Fee

Oetz, towards lake Piburger See 4.00 pm, Ötztal Tourismus Information Oetz 2,5 hrs adults € 5.00/ children € 2.50

Mushroom Analysis Where Starting Duration

Oetz, „Ez“ event hall 7.30 pm 1 hr

Mushroom Lecture Where Starting Duration Admission

Oetz, „Ez“ event hall 8.30 pm 1 hr € 2.00

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August - Single Events

Our TIP! Friday, 29 August

Saturday, 16 to Friday, 29 August

Research Legends Is it possible that local earth fungi cells, found by chance in Ötztal‘s peaty soil, can save the lives of thousands of transplant patients? All these interesting questions give an insight into the great achievements of modern research in the Ötztal Valley by explaining connections between longstanding knowledge and our modern society.

Category Where Starting Duration Admission Lecturer

lecture in German Vent, Hotel Vent at 8.45 pm 1 hr free

Dr. Nikolaus SCHALLHART, scientific coordinator, AFO of Innsbruck University

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„Mountain.Legends met in person“ is the main focus of the 2014 ARTeVENT Culture Program. This outstanding series of events centers on a special book exhibition coupled with a wide ranging, premium quality fringe program revolving around nature and culture themes. Among the highlights are B-ART-EB`NE-WEG open-air gallery, reports, lectures, discussions, theme exhibitions and a kids afternoon: a unique opportunity to put on display the huge variety of Ötztal‘s nature and culture. Detailed program at www.vent.at/artevent


Weekly Events

Every Saturday

Nature Walk On your way through picture-book landscapes you get to know many details about Ötztal‘s varied nature. A certified local guide will tell you interesting stories about the valley‘s fauna and flora. This is a truly splendid nature walk giving an insight into Alpine herbs, flowers, stones, small and big animals in their natural habitat. You will explore the most scenic spots of the hiking area in the central valley. Equipped with professional Swarovski binoculars you discover nature‘s little secrets - even a drop of water is a miracle. Experience Ötztal‘s awe-inspiring nature with all your senses.

Umhausen 03 May - 29 November Dates

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Längenfeld 10 May - 22 November Dates

Category Start/Route Return Fee

easy hike (time 1,5 hrs, ↑ ↓ 150 m) route varies depending on season approx 11.30 am adults € 5.00/ children € 2.50

03 + 17 + 31 May, 14 + 28 June, 12 + 26 July, 09 + 23 August, 06 + 20 Sep, 04 + 18 Oct, 01 + 15 + 29 November 9.00 am Ötztal Tourismus Information Umhausen

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10 + 24 May, 07 + 21 June, 05 + 19 July, 02 + 16 + 30 Aug, 13 + 27 Sep, 11 + 25 Oct, 08 + 22 November 9.00 am Ötztal Tourismus Information Längenfeld

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Haiming-Ochsengarten, Sautens, Oetz - Weekly Hikes

Every Monday 02 June - 06 Oktober

Every Wednesday 23 July - 27 August

Auerklamm Ravine

3000m Peak Conquest

A real insiders‘ tip... or did you already know „Teufelsschmiede“ area and „Auenstein“ castle ruins“? Later you take a glimpse of the wildly romantic Auerklamm ravine which is not only a nature treasure but also an important habitat for Alpine wildlife and flora.

Scenic Sulzkogel summit is one of the northernmost peaks beyond 3000 meters in the Ötztal Alps. From Kühtai you walk through the wide open forest up to Finstertaler Stausee water reservoir. Past splendid pasturelands and a rushing waterfall you hike towards Hochkar ridge and the mountain summit.

Category Start/Route

Meet here Return Fee

intermediate (time 4 hrs, ↑↓ 350 m) Infopoint Ambach - Teufelschmiede Auerklamm - Burg Auenstein ruins - Oetzerau - Oetz 9.30 am Ötztal Tourismus Infopoint Ambach approx. 2.30 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

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demanding (time 7 hrs, ↑↓ 1.050 m) bus to Oetz - Kühtai - Finstertal reservoir - Sulzkogel - return 8.15 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Oetz approx. 5.15 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + bus (check bus rates)


Haiming-Ochsengarten, Sautens, Oetz - Weekly Hikes

Our TIP! Every Friday 06 June - 03 Oktober

Tip ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK

Sautens MAGIC Forest

Guided Hiking Tours

Hey KIDS, today it‘s up to you to explore the deep green forest! We enjoy a hike along the newly installed theme trail leading right through the „Magic Forest“. A great place for nature exploration and many other surprises. Your nature park guide has plenty of interesting tools hidden in his backpack for young explorers.

Category Start/Route Meet here Return Fee

easy (time 3 hrs, ↑↓ 100 m) Sautens - 3-Kirchenblick vantage point - Magic forest - Sautens 9.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Sautens approx. 1.00 am adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

The Ötztal Nature Park also organizes made to measure nature study tours and individually planned archaeological theme hikes for groups and children‘s specials.

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Umhausen-Niederthai - Weekly Hikes

Every Monday 21 July - 25 August

Every Tuesday 10 June - 07 Oktober

Alpine Realm

Hemrach in Full Bloom

Farst at 1,482 meters above sea level reminds of a little kingdom, towering high above the mystic Engelswand rock face. Nature fans should not miss out on a visit to the Reichalm area located some 500 meters above Farst. Encircled by the stunning Alpine scenery you enjoy silence plus dreamlike vistas.

Steep Alpine meadows interspersed with decayed mountain shelters give an insight into the hard working conditions of farmers in the Ötztal. The high-altitude Hemrach pasturelands invite us to take a well-deserved rest. Enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the glacier-topped Geigenkamm ridge and its numerous 3000m high peaks.

Category Start/Route Meet here Return Fee

intermediate (time 3,5 hrs, ↑↓ 500 m) Umhausen - taxi to Farst - Reichalm - Farst - taxi to Umhausen 9.00 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Umhausen approx. 2.30 pm adults € 5.00/chilrden € 2.50 + taxi € 10.00 per person

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Category Start/Route

Meet here Return Fee

intermediate (time 3,5 hrs, ↑↓ 500 m) Niederthai - Untere & Obere Hemracher Almen - Wiesle guesthouse Niederthai 9.00 am, Tellerboden car park, Niederthai (next to soccer field) approx. 3.30 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50


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Every Thursday 19 June - 25 September

Marvelous Hut-to-Hut Tour Ötztal‘s Geigenkamm ridge boasts an infinite number of gorgeous high Alpine lakes. The dark Wettersee next to Erlanger Hütte nestles high above Leierstal valley – reminding of an Ice Age relict. The mountain hut is a highly awarded place as it received the DAV environmental quality seal.

Category Start/Route

Meet here Return Fee

demanding (time 6 hrs, ↑↓ 1.000 m) taxi Leierstal - Vordere Leierstalalm Erlanger Hütte - Hintere Leerstalalm taxi Umhausen 08.40 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Umhausen approx. 5.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + taxi € 10.00 per person

Unterwegs in Ötzi‘s Umfeld

Archäologie rund um Obergurgl

Von Gletschern, Granaten und Glockenblumen Alpine Lebensräume im hinteren Ötztal

ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK

Publications

Our TIP!

Nature Park at a Glance Information about the 5 main aims and topics of the Ötztal Nature Park & Introduction of protected areas in the Ötztal. Exploring Ötzi‘s Surroundings Description of Ötztal‘s long past settlement – including 4 hiking recommendations Glaciers, Garnets and Bluebells From Hohe Mut peak along one of the most scenic routes to Rotmoostal, a highly researched Alpine valley in the Central Alps, or following a geology trail through picture-book Gaisbergtal valley. All these flyers are available at the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK Office, at all Nature Park Partners or online at www.naturpark-oetztal.at.

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Längenfeld - Weekly Hikes

Every Monday 21 July - 25 August

Every Wednesday 18 June - 24 September

All-Powerful Lehner Waterfall

Längenfeld Stories

In the course of this hike you get to know more about Ötztal‘s landscape, culture, history and inhabitants. A stopover at the Local Heritage Outdoor Museum adds to a wonderful day. Then you climb the stairs leading up to the suspension bridge, and further on to the fantastic viewing platform.

In the course of this walk you will get to know many interesting details on Längenfeld‘s nature and culture by enjoying picture-book views of its scenic hamlets. You even cross the newly built suspension bridge towering above Längenfeld: the 86-meter long bridge always makes for a unique highlight ...

Category Start/Route Meet here Return Fee

easy hike (time 3 hrs, ↑↓ 200 m) Längenfeld - Heimatmuseum Lehner Wasserfall - Längenfeld 10.00 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Längenfeld approx. 2.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

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intermediate (time 2,5 hrs, ↑↓ 250 m) Längenfeld - Brand - Burgstein Längenfeld 10.00 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Längenfeld approx. 2.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50


Längenfeld - Weekly Hikes

Our TIP! Every Friday 20 June - 26 September

ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK

High Alpine Wetland + Lake

Event Igloo

The taxi ride at the tour‘s beginning ensures a less exhausting ascent. Later you cross the lush green pasturelands and Alpine meadows in full bloom. Admire the infinite number of Alpine plants and flowers! Scenic lake Wartkogel See makes a perfect rest stop amid the wonderful Nature Park.

Looking for a perfect location? In case you are planning an event regarding nature, culture, history, glaciers, botany, geology, archaeology...? Then give us a call. We are glad to provide the right setting at our Nature Park Event Igloo. We can create your personal nature highlight. Point the way towards nature!

Category Start/Route

Meet here Return Fee

intermediate (time 5 hrs, ↑↓ 750 m) Huben - taxi towards Hahlkogelhaus - Wartkogel See - Polltal Alm/ Breitlehn Alm - taxi to Huben 8.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Längenfeld approx. 3.30 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2,50 + taxi € 10.00 per person

Contact: ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK Gurglerstraße 104 A-6456 Obergurgl T +43 (0) 664 1210350 anmeldung@naturpark-oetztal.at www.naturpark-oetztal.at

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Sölden - Weekly Hikes

Every Tuesday 01 July - 23 September

Every Thursday 03 July - 25 September

Sölden‘s Silent Part

Lake Peerlersee

Steep mountain pastures and rustic Alpine huts are deeply rooted in the valley‘s century-old mountain farming history. One of the undisputed highlights of this hiking tour is marvelous Wannenkarsee mountain lake with its unique crystal-blue to emerald green reflections.

This high-elevation hike travels above Sölden, along incredibly green pasturelands and high Alpine cirques to unrivaled Lake Peerlersee. In immediate vicinity to the lake you can admire chamois, ibexes and whistling marmots. A real high Alpine gem to fall in love with.

Category Start/Route

Meet here Return Guide

intermediate (time 6 hrs, ↑↓ 600 m) bus to Sölden - Fiegl`s Gasthaus lake Wannenkarsee - Brunnenbergalm - hut taxi to Sölden 9.00 am, Sölden Mountain Guide Office approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + bus + hut taxi (check bus rates)

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intermediate (time 5,5 hrs, ↑ 500 m, ↓ 1.000 m)

Start/Route Meet here Return Guide

gondola ride Sölden-Giggijoch - Griesmaurach - Hochwald - bus to Sölden 9.00 am, Sölden Mountain Guide Office approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + gondola ride + bus (check bus rates)


Sölden - Weekly Hikes

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Every Saturday 26 July - 30 August

Mooser Steg Water Strider Mooser Steg is a truly outstanding „Waalweg“ water theme trail traveling along the former irrigation ditches. The newly hiking trail takes you to a number of surprising activity stations, offering superb vistas of the deep ravine formed by the Windacher Ache mountain brook. A great place to breathe deeply.

ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK

Supporting Member As a supporting member you sustain the important work of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK. Advantages for members: latest news and information on all Nature Park activities, use of photo and literature archives, new brochures/publication for free. Membership Fees:

Category Start/Route Meet here Return Fee

easy (time 2,5 hrs, ↑↓ 250 m) Sölden - Windachtal - Mooser Steg Sölden 10.00 am, Sölden Mountain Guide Office approx. 1.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

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€ 15.00/year € 50.00/year € 100.00/year

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Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - Weekly Hikes

Every Monday 30 Junie - 08 September

Every Friday 04 July - 12 September

Glacier Exploration

Dreamlike Habitat

A panoramic view of 21 glacier-topped peaks higher than 3000 meters awaits you here. Crossing Hohe Mut saddleback you walk towards the mighty glacier summits. On your way you get to know many interesting and quite amusing details on the area‘s scientific research center in Rotmoostal valley.

Exploring the Seenplatte mountain lake district, a part of the central ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK, you will soon recognize the great variety of high Alpine flora and fauna in different habitats. The remains of giant glaciers, picture-book mountain lakes are spread all over the area, fed by rushing brooks.

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intermediate (time 5 hrs, ↑ 100 m, ↓ 800 m)

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liftride Obergurgl-Hohe Mut Rotmoosferner - Obergurgl 9.00 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Obergurgl approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + gondola ride (check lift rates)

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intermediate (time 5 hrs, ↑↓ 600 m) Obergurgl - Seenplatte - Nedersee Lenzenalm - bus to Obergurgl 9.00 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Obergurgl approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + bus ride (check bus rates)


Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - Weekly Hikes

Unser TIPP! Every Sunday 29 June - 14 September

Archaeological Loop Trail The surroundings of Obergurgl boast an incredible variety of archaeological treasures. Obergurgl’s scenic Archaeological Loop Trail travels past “Beilstein” area – one of the Alps’ most renowned and researched excavation sites.

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intermediate (time 4 hrs, ↑↓ 400 m) Obergurgl - Ramolweg - Küppelealm - Beilstein - Zirbenwald Davids Hütte 10.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Obergurgl approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

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Vent - Weekly Hikes

Every Monday 16 June - 22 September

Every Wednesday 18 June - 24 September

Arnica, Ötzi & More ...

Glacier, Geology, History

Wonderful hiking tour with plenty of botanical and historical highlights. From Vent a rising trail leads to the ancient Stone Pine Forest and further on to Mutsbühel area. In vicinity to Ötzi‘s finding place you will find interesting traces of early Alpine settlements in the Ötztal valley.

The wide open cirques in the foothills of her „Majesty“ – Wildspitze peak at 3774m – are the remains of the glacier‘s past. Giant moraines and rock walls, idyllic glacier lakes and brooks, fascinating rock masses formed by the eternal ice will accompany you on this hiking tour back to Alpine history.

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intermediate (time 4 hrs, ↑↓ 450 m) Vent - Mutsbühel - Ramolalm (not serviced) - Vent 9.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Vent approx. 3.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

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intermediate (time 4 hrs, ↑↓ 500 m) lift ride Vent-Stablein - Rofenbach bridge - glacier lake - Breslauer Hütte Stablein - lift ride Stablein-Vent 9.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Vent approx. 4.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50 + lift return ride (check lift rates)


Vent - Weekly Hikes

Our TIP!

Every Thursday 24 July - 28 August

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Men and Sheep

[i Ö] – My Action for Nature

Vent, Tirol‘s undisputed mountaineering village, nestles at 1900m above sea level. Among the area‘s highlights rank Wildspitze summit, the world-famous „glacier priest“ Franz Senn who strongly influenced Vent‘s history and the yearly held sheep drive of 4000 animals to South Tyrol.

The Team [i Ö] („me too“) is a local platform for volunteers lending assistance for the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK. In summer varied theme programs are scheduled throughout the valley: pastureland grooming, garbage collection, research, biotopes or reforestation of protective forests – guided by an expert team.

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easy hike (time 3 hrs, ↑↓ 200 m) Vent - loop trail - Feldkögele stampe site - Vent 9.30 am, Ötztal Tourismus Information Vent approx. 2.00 pm adults € 5.00/children € 2.50

Category Start/Route Duration What`s more

voluntary help nature preserve projects Oetz, Längenfeld, Sölden, Obergurgl max. 1 day special equipment, food and drink are provided

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Packages

Always Saturday to Saturday 02 - 09 August, 09 - 16 August, 16 - 23 August

Tirol‘s Nature Gems – Wind Down High-altitude HIKING – pleasant HIKING – legendary HIKING. Besides walking this memorable week focuses on doing RESEARCH about the Alps‘ varied fauna and flora. Identifying and mapping of rare plants and animals are a part of the week‘s activities, an important help in order to promote research studies in the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK. Guided by an expert biologist, equipped with GPS tools, we search for rarities and define their natural habitat. Tirol‘s nature gems have many awe-inspiring facets – a perfect way to enjoy a great time.

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Category 7-day package (only Sat - Sat) Where Obergurgl Target group nature and culture fans, volunteers with a great heart for natural history research Fee from € 399.00/person Services - 6 nights - 3 categories to choose from - 1 guided explorers hike incl. use of GPS device - 3 guided nature hikes - 1 guided legends hike - 1 leisurely pasture hike - 2 evening lectures - transfers and lift rides Participants min. 4 persons Booking Ötztal Tourismus, T +43(0)57200, info@oetztal.com, www.oetztal.com


Packages

Thursday, 11 - Sunday, 14 September

Nature Photography at Ö TZTAL N ATURE P ARK You own a camera AND you are a passionate hiker? You want to show unique nature pictures to your beloved at home? Your photos could be better? Then this 3-day photo workshop in the Ötztal is the right thing for you. If you are fond of nature photography you can improve your skills amidst scenic Alpine landscapes. The workshop focuses on both wide landscapes and close-up shots of nature treasures.

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Photo Guide Registration

3-day workshop Thu 11 Sep, 6.00 pm, Welcome to Hotel Hirschen, dinner, program details, theory part Fri 12 - Sat 14 Sep: full-day photo workshops, theory part Sun 14. Sep: noon - end of workshop autumn photography, high Alpine landscape, lakes, brooks mountain gear (hiking boots, rainwear, own food & drink, poles) photo camera: enough storage space, surefootedness & stamina (4-5 hrs walking time per day) 499.00/person - 2.5 days photo workshop guided by a pro - 3 nights incl. half board at Hotel Hirschen + 2 packed lunches Mag. Anton VORAUER, www.4hour.cc by Thu 21 Aug, ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK, T +43(0)664 1210350, info@naturpark-oetztal.at

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Infopoint Ambach

Online Shop

Also visit the newly installed ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK Infopoint in Ambach.

Take the splendid ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK home... you can choose from several information folders, brochures, hiking trail maps, posters and postcards displaying the scenic ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK.

The truly unique Ötztal relief in XL format gives visitors an insight into important facts and figures of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK - by using the latest laser technologies. Several screens provide you with additional, more detailed information. In the huge rack the valley‘s 5 terraces are presented within the nature park‘s detailed structure. ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK - Infopoint Ambach Ambach 26 A-6433 Oetz anmeldung@naturpark-oetztal.at www.naturpark-oetztal.at

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Contact: ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK Gurglerstraße 104 A-6456 Obergurgl T +43(0)664 1210350 www.naturpark-oetztal.at/service-kontakt/ online-bestellen.html


Program for Schools

Our TIP! ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK

Nature Park for Schools

Eleven Excursion Programs

Besides nature protection, recreation, regional development also research and environmental education are among the pillars of the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK.

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Scientific research studies have a long tradition in the Ötztal as lake Piburger See or Rotmoostal valley in Obergurgl rank among the research hot spots in the Central Alps. Wide knowledge plus nature landscapes on the schools‘ doorstep were reason enough to promote a special environmental education program – „ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK for Schools“. Eleven different excursions between lake Piburger See and Hohe Mut peak are on the varied program. Take advantage of this unique offer and make nature the most beautiful open-air classroom.

Nature Park goes to School Lake Piburger See – Life in and on Water Moorland Secrets Forest Life Experience Geology plus FUNtasy Alpine Habitats in the Upper Ötztal Climate School Fascinating Stone Age Ornithologists on their Way GPS-assisted Treasure Hunt Adventurous Glacier Day

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Booking & Contact Advance booking required only for hikes – booking deadline: 6.00 pm the day before before under anmeldung@naturepark-oetztal.at or in your accommodation. Hikes (extra costs not included) and lectures are free of charge for guests staying at Nature Park Partner Hotels! Holders of the Ötztal Premium Card can take part in weekly hikes for free (extra costs not included)!

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Imprint: Publisher + responsible for the content: ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK; Texts: Mag. Thomas Schmarda, Layout: Agentur Web-Style, Photos: Archiv ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK, Jakob Abermann, Kathrin Amprosi, ©Bluatschink, Cilli Doblander, Hansjörg Fiegl, Martin Falk, Manfred Föger, Jochl Grießer, Rudolf Hofer, Andrea Holzknecht, Walter Leitner, ©Ötztal Tourismus, Patrizia Plattner, Bernd Ritschel, Ötztaler Schafwollzentrum, Manfred Scheiber, Thomas Schmarda, Ewald Schmid, Wolfgang Schwarz, Eberhard Steiner, Peter Stöckl, Anton Vorauer, Franz Wierer. Program and prices subject to change. Typesetting errors and misprints excepted.

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Hiking Program 2014