Oetztal Alps

The Oetztal Alps in South Tyrol and North Tyrol are one of the biggest mountain groups of the Eastern Alps, with a wide extension and a diversified topography.

Parts of the Oetztal Alps have been opened up very well, while other areas are quite secluded, like for example the sout west. Important glaciers are the Hintereisferner (3,727 m asl), Grosser Vernagtferner (3,631 m asl), Vedretta della Croda (3,510 m asl) and Gurgler Ferner (3,420 m asl).

The Oetztal Alps border on the Lechtal Alps, Mieming Range, Stubai Alps, Sarentino Alps, Ortles Alps, Sesvenna Alps and the Samnaun Alps. However, in the Oetztal Alps, there are numerous reserves. One of these reserves is also situated on South Tyrolean territory, which is the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park. Moreover the ridge of this mountain chain overlaps with the Alpine divide.

The most famous hiking path in the Oetztal Alps might be the Yellow Trail of the Via Alpina. There are also some glacial skiing areas, such as the Pitztal and Kaunertal glaciers in North Tyrol, as well as the Val Senales Glacier in South Tyrol. The Val Senales Cable Car, the highest located funicular of South Tyrol, takes you from Maso Corto at 2,011 m asl to the mountain station below the Croda delle Cornacchie (3,212 m asl).

Highest peak: Wildspitze (3,772 m asl), first ascent in 1848 by Leander Klotz
Major mountains: Palla Bianca, Cima Nera, Similaun, Oetztaler Urkund, Hinterer Brochkogel, Vorderer Brochkogel
Area: North Tyrol (Austria) and South Tyrol (Italy)

  1. Punta Saldura

    Punta Saldura

    The 3,433 m high Punta Saldura in the southern Oetztal Alps, a popular mountain by…
  2. Similaun

    Similaun

    Along the ridge of the Val Senales Glacier, there’s the 3,599 m high Similaun on…
  3. Texel Group

    Texel Group

    The Texel Group or Gruppo di Tessa, surrounded by the homonymous nature park, is a…
  4. Palla Bianca

    Palla Bianca

    The second highest mountain in the Oetztal Alps is the Palla Bianca (3,738 m asl),…

Hiking Hotels: Holiday package vitrine

  1. Hotel Falzeben: Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben
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    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Avelengo - Falzeben - Merano 2000
    from 12/16/17 to 12/23/17
    7 nights from 658 € per person

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Der Waldhof
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    Hotel Der Waldhof

  2. Hotel Golserhof
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    Hotel Golserhof

  3. Hotel Madaccio
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    Hotel Madaccio

  4. Park Hotel Villa Etschland
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    Park Hotel Villa Etschland

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