ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK as an umbrella covers a network of protected areas in Ötztal Valley. It extends from the valley floor all the way up into alpine and high alpine terrain shaped by glaciers. The highest point is Wildspitze with 3,774 m. The mountain villages Vent (cradle of the Alpine Association) and Obergurgl (Tirol’s highest church village) as well as Niederthai/Umhausen and Gries/Längenfeld are located in the heart of ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK and are ideal starting points for exploring the area.
ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK is home to a number of near to nature areas: The protected areas Ötztal Alps and Stubai Alps fascinates with high alpine natural landscape with extensive glacier areas. The natural forest reserves in Windachtal at Sölden show typical Swiss pine stands.
The steeply soaring Engelswand cliff at Umhausen amazes with vertically perfectly adapted flora and fauna and is distinguished as a European Natura 2000-protected area and Tyrolean nature reserve. The nature preserve Achstürze-Piburger See at the entrance to Ötztal impresses with incomparable lake ambience and rustic rockfall-landscape.
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