the diamond of the Alps
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in summer
At the end of June, summer opens in Obergurgl with the "Festival of the Mountains". During a picturesque hiking vacation in Tyrol through blooming alpine rose mats and colorful flower meadows, you will discover the rarest specimens of alpine flora and breathe in the scent of soothing herbs. Due to the high altitude air, however, the village is an oasis of relaxation even for pollen-plagued allergy sufferers.
The sites of the Oetztaler almandine garnet are a special attraction for mineral collectors. Another highlight is the Piccard hike, which leads over the Gurgler Ferner to the landing site of the stratosphere researcher Auguste Piccard. From the easy high-altitude hike to the challenging high-mountain tour - Obergurgl brings its guests closer to the fascination of the mountain world in an impressive way.
Hochgurgl in the Ötztal
The mountain flora, which accompanies every hiker and mountaineer on their excursions, is particularly charming in summer. Untouched paths above the tree line are waiting to be discovered, further highlights are the cross-border primal paths into neighboring South Tyrol. A hut tour is a special challenge for anyone who has always wanted to see the sun rise in the midst of an incredible glacier world.
As a special attraction, a trip over the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is recommended, which is certainly one of the most beautiful Alpine crossings from Tyrol to Italy. The highest pass in the Eastern Alps (2,509 m) with its spectacular viewpoints is a real feast for the eyes. The more than 60 irresistible curves offer a driving experience in a class of its own and are an absolute insider tip for convertible, motorcycle and mountain bike riders.
As another highlight, Hochgurgl offers the Top Mountain Crosspoint: a motorcycle museum, a restaurant, a gondola lift and the toll station for the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road all in one! Definitely worth a visit - either in summer on the way to Italy, or in winter while skiing in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area.
Winter in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Snowy views in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
The two resorts of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are known as the "Diamonds of the Alps" because of the luxury and dignified atmosphere for the discerning guest. Quality, individuality, distinctive ambience, the scent of champagne. The diamond in the Alps. A meeting place for people with style and feeling.
Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, located at the end of the Ötztal valley in Tyrol, offer absolute high enjoyment in all respects. Guaranteed snow is a matter of course here, so it's not surprising that this is regularly the first ski resort in the Alps to open its season as early as mid-November. Here, the ski area starts where it has long since stopped elsewhere: From 1,900 meters to over 3,000 meters, the two connected ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl extend with 110 kilometers of slopes and 24 lifts and cable cars. The huge range of ski slopes, optimally prepared runs, combined with the dreamlike alpine surroundings and panoramic views contribute to making your vacation in Obergurgl a vacation in a class of its own.
International Ski Resort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
The former mountain farming village of Obergurgl at 1,930 meters has undergone an unparalleled transformation since the emergency landing of Auguste Piccard's stratospheric balloon on May 27, 1931. As the highest church village in Austria, it is now a sophisticated tourist resort that attracts guests from all over the world in winter and summer. The fact that this is not a trend of our time was already proven in 1925 by the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, who chose Obergurgl as the ideal location for his film "The Mountain Eagle".
Due to its privileged altitude (3,000 m), Obergurgl is one of the most charming ski vacation resorts in Europe. It is Austria's highest church village and therefore offers a guarantee of snow from mid-November to early May. Obergurgl is therefore pure snow fun - night skiing and tobogganing fun included. Downhill skiing right up to the front door, doing your laps on the high-altitude cross-country ski run and practicing your stopover on a hut safari - the whole family will feel right at home.
With the introduction of traffic-calmed zones as well as a night driving ban in Obergurgl one followed the desire of the guests for still more recovery and the need of the native population for improved quality of life. However, the arrival and departure of guests is of course guaranteed.
Tourism in Obergurgl
The large gastronomic offer in Obergurgl also helps to make a vacation in a class of its own. Today, more than 100,000 guests visit Obergurgl every year, mainly from Germany, Great Britain, Austria and the Benelux countries. On our pages you will find numerous different accommodation options in Obergurgl, which you can also book immediately.
Choose your perfect accommodation in the Ötztal top destination - a first-class wellness hotel, a cozy vacation apartment in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl or a room in one of the numerous dream hotels in Obergurgl. What they all have in common is their typical Tyrolean hospitality, which will do its utmost to make you feel completely at home during your vacation in Obergurgl.
Breathe deeply, relax and take off is the motto. Exclusivity and coziness go hand in hand. Whether sophisticated or casual, pampered or uncomplicated, with us you are in the right place!