Similaun

Along the ridge of the Val Senales Glacier, there’s the 3,599 m high Similaun on the border between Italy and Austria.

The Similaun is above all known due to Oetzi the Iceman, who was found on the 3,210 m high Giogo di Tisa in 1991. As the Similaun belongs to two national territories, first it was not sure whether Oetzi should be awarded to Italy or Austria. However, on the place of discovery, there has been established a memorial.

The first ascent of the Similaun took place in 1834, Theodor Kaserer and Josef Raffeiner were the first to scale this mountain, starting from Madonna di Senales in Val Senales.

For alpinists, the Similaun is one of the classic mountains of the Oetztal Alps. Ascending from South Tyrol, the route starts from Lake Vernago and leads to the Similaun mountain hut (3,019 m asl). From there, the tour proceeds on coarse gravel, until reaching the exposed and steep summit ridge. High alpine equipment as well as rope partners are a must due to crevasses.

Hiking Hotels: Holiday package vitrine

  1. Hotel Sambergerhof: Autumn in South Tyrol
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    Autumn in South Tyrol

    Autumn in South Tyrol

    Villandro
    from 10/08/17 to 11/05/17
    4 nights from 300 € per person
  2. 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

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    Naturhotel Rainer

  2. Hotel Post - Tolderhof
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    Hotel Tratterhof

  4. Hotel Gassenhof
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    Hotel Gassenhof

  5. Hotel Sonnalp
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    Hotel Sonnalp

  6. Hotel Alpenheim
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    Hotel Alpenheim

  7. Hotel Pfösl
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    Hotel Pfösl

  8. Hotel Terentnerhof
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    Hotel Terentnerhof

  9. Hotel Alpenblick
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    Hotel Alpenblick

  10. Hotel Sambergerhof
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    Hotel Sambergerhof

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