• On the Trail of Garnet Gemstones
  • On the Trail of Garnet Gemstones

    Von 24-06-2024 bis 09-09-2024
    Always weekly

    Walking amidst high Alpine terrain we can take a closer look at an extraordinary variety of plants and animals.

    But also the countless brightly colored minerals and stones here in the uppermost part of the Ötztal are definitely worth seeing. Not only the unique Ötztal garnet gemstone (almandine) but also hornblende, quartz and marble can be admired in all their beauty. Listen to the entertaining stories of our nature park guide on your hike up to Hohe Mut Alm (2670m) where you will be surprised by a phenomenal 360-degree view.

    The new Nature Park Info Point is perfect for explorers to while away the day.


    intermediate hike (time: 4.5 hrs, elev. gain: 585m)

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    Obergurgl – Hohe Mut Gondola middle station – Gaisbergtal – Hohe Mut Alm – Hohe Mut Gondola - Obergurgl
    Meeting point
    9:00 a.m., Ötztal Tourismus – Gurgl information office, (H) Obergurgl – Zentrum; (PH€) Obergurgl – Festkogl parking garage, (PH€) Obergurgl – center parking garage, RETURN: approx. 3:30 p.m.
    ankle-high mountain boots, rain gear, provisions
    € 20.00/ person; free for guests of NATURE PARK ÖTZTAL partner businesses and with the Summer Card Extra costs: uphill/downhill ride Hohe Mut gondola (acc. to current tariffs); free with the Summer Card
    certified nature park hiking guide


    guests of nature park partner businesses: book at the reception of your accommodation

    registration deadline: evening before (5:00 p.m.)