Ötzi the Iceman – Visit the Discovery Site

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On 19 September 1991, two German tourists, Helmut and Erika Simon, were walking off the path between the mountain passes Hauslabjoch and Tisenjoch when they stumbled upon an unusual finding. There, at an elevation of 3,210 metres (10,530 ft), frozen in time, was the body of a deceased mountaineer. The following day, a mountain gendarme… Read more »

Historic Day Trips in the Ötztal Valley

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Up to 1991 the Ötztal valley was archeologically completely unexplored terrain. Subsequently, research was initiated and today it is proven that already from 8000 BC people lived in this area! To capture the findings, various attractions have now been established in the Obergurgl area. These are fascinating “must-see” day trips if you are in Obergurgl,… Read more »

Water Attractions in the Ötztal Valley

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The Chalet at 11° East in Obergurgl is just a stone’s throw from some of Tirol’s most idyllic swimming lakes, thermal springs, waterslides and waterfalls. Whether you are looking for a warm summer swim, relaxing water spa or the adrenaline rush of a wake-boarding, there is something for you nearby the Chalet at 11° East…. Read more »

Top Event: Ötztal Glacier Flea Hiking Day

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On Sunday 7 August 2016, dare to participate in the Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike: a challenging tour, high in the alpine leading up to 3200 meters above sea level. The hike will lead from the starting point in Obergurgl, through Ramolhaus (for a food and drink stop), then on to Ramoljoch (the highest point at… Read more »

Via Ferratas in Obergurgl

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During the summer months in Obergurgl, climbing enthusiasts come from near and far to explore the wonder of the glacier world by climbing via ferratas in the area. Via ferrata is the Italian term for “iron road” and signifies a protected climbing route found in the Alps (and few other locations) where a steel cable… Read more »

Obergurgl’s Best Summer Nature Outings for Families

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Obergurgl is most visited in the winter months for the ski season. The village attracts skiers and snowboarders looking for family vacations, off-piste powder stashes, a snow-sure vacation and catered ski chalets. Though the area is absolutely stunning during the winter months while covered in snow, unfortunately many fail to see how beautiful Obergurgl is… Read more »

Spring Hiking and Mountaineering Begins

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This week we said goodbye to the 2015/16 ski season. Although we will miss the snowy slopes and ski holidaymakers, we are happy that Obergurgl’s spring hiking and mountaineering season has begun! Imagine long and leisurely paths along the Waalweg trails, easy access to idyllic pastures, authentic mountain huts and crystal clear alpine lakes. The… Read more »

Austrian Resorts Still Open for Skiing

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If you’ve read our latest post on hiking and mountaineering in Obergurgl, you’ll know that the spring skiing has ended and we are now into the summer sports season. If you’re not ready to put your skis away for the season just yet, you are in luck as there are a few resorts where the… Read more »

Perfect Ski Conditions in Obergurgl

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Have you heard the news? Up to 50cm of new snow has fallen on the Alps, plunging many resorts back into the depths of winter. Though many ski resorts in Austria have now closed for the season and will be unable to benefit from the new snow, high-altitude resorts like Obergurgl are benefiting from the… Read more »

The Chalet’s Best Wines for Après Ski

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  The Chalet at 11˚ East˚ is truly the perfect place to unwind after a day on the mountain! Enjoy après ski in your own exclusive bar, completely stocked with spirits, beer and a curated selection of fine wine. In order to make your wine selection easy, we have added some recommendations for the most… Read more »