Spectacular nature high above the Tyrol

Close encounter with the Ötztal Nature Park

Imposing glaciers, colourful larch forests and idyllic lakes – these are just a few of the images which we connect with the Ötz valley; a gem of nature, worthy of our protection, and a magnet for visitors.  The third-largest of its kind in Austria, the ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK extends over an area of 500 km2, of which a record 20% are covered in ice. It is characterized by huge glaciers and natural history as well as archaeological research.