The 'hiking theater' Friedl and pleasure hiking in the Ötztal

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In the Ötz Valley, varied hiking trails take you to high peaks, wind you through breathtaking valleys and romantic forests—and invite you to experience the beauty of the region. Surrounded by the spectacular Alpine landscape, here you can experience the unique 'hiking theatre', relax in pleasant thermal baths, visit traditional distilleries and dine in exquisite restaurants.

To enjoy fantastic views over the Alpine peaks while you delve into the exciting world of 007 ELEMENTS and the Ice Q restaurant, hike to the Gaislachkogl. Here, a modern take on classic Alpine culinary delights awaits you while you absorb the epic filming location of James Bond's Spectre. For a second ideal hike, head to the Haiminger Apfelstraße where everything seemingly revolves around the apple and the delicacies that can be made from it. Next, head to Sautens and be invited into the local distilleries for an apres-hike tasting, or relax in the soothing water of the Aqua Dome after an exciting hike to the Devil's Pulpit.

If you're looking for something completely new, however, the 'hiking theater' 'Friedl mit der leeren Tasche' offers you a very special kind of hiking pleasure. In the vastness of the Ötztal, you will experience the thrilling history of Duke Friedrich of Tyrol and his escape through the untouched nature of the Ötztal. While walking from Vent to the Martin-Busch-Hütte, you'll be injected right into this middle of the story—right into the breathtaking scenery of the Ötztal mountains. As you hike, a theater will unfold all around you, with actors in historical dress both near and far at the same time. And in case you're wondering; no, the show won't disturb other hikers: All of the dialog will be delivered directly into your ear via micro port.

From 6 to 9 September and from 13 to 15 September 2018, you have the opportunity to visit the region and enjoy this special kind of theatre.

In this Collection we bring you both the routes of the 'hiking theatre' and the most beautiful pleasure hikes in the Ötztal.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:54
    9.16 km
    3.2 km/h
    550 m
    60 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The trail leads from Vent through the Lower Valley to Martin Busch Hut. It goes on a route with breathtaking views of the Ötztal mountains past numerous prehistoric sights and squares. And as you walk the wide paths through the beautiful landscape, you can enjoy the unique walking theater.A walking theater from Vent zum Marzellferner (Ötztal | Tirol), from the morning until the evening from the 6th to the 15th of September 2018.Perhaps the truest story of Duke Friedrich of Tyrol and his escape through the Ötztal, in a version of Lawine torrèn. The special thing about it: A small group of spectators experience the sound level via radio-ear buttons, while the actors in their historical garb are once far away and then again very close. Neither nature nor other hikers are influenced, the dialogues come from the microport directly into the ear and are also perceptible from long distances.In the far reaches of the rear Ötztal (over a hundred square kilometers live little more than a hundred people) are managed as much parts of the landscape as 600 years ago, it has no recognizable traces of the 21st century. A road movie of an escape over the main ridge of the Alps around 1416 would always be authentic in all its attitudes. We want to perform this road movie in real time as a traveling theater.

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  • Easy
    01:15
    4.66 km
    3.7 km/h
    50 m
    60 m
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Over 3,000 years ago, powerful parts of the Tschirgants fell into the valley and spilled the exit of the Ötztal. Today the area is a small, originally left natural oasis in the otherwise intensively populated Tyrolean Inn Valley. The largely wooded area offers quiet places to stay, rich biodiversity and is surrounded by exciting myths and legends. Through this mystical landscape, the easy circular walk leads past exciting educational panels on the animal kingdom and geology.Start is the cross chapel Sautens, after you have followed the road for about 100 meters, the road branches off to the right into the forest. Beautiful hiking trails lead you to the viewpoint Tschirgantblick. Continue to the board birds and geology. Especially in spring and autumn it is a very nice hike.At the end of the tour it is worthwhile stopping in one of the schnapps distilleries in Sautens.

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  • Intermediate
    02:26
    9.56 km
    3.9 km/h
    20 m
    20 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    More than 60,000 fruit trees are grown along the Haiminger Apfelstraße in the sunny arid area of ​​the Inn Valley. The Oberland apple, whether Boskop, Topaz or Mairac owes its excellent flavor aroma to the cold nights, the high daytime temperatures and the rich soil. The Haiminger apples are a real fruit treat for biting.This circular walk will take you past impressive apple orchards and the apple mile Haiming, which will give you an insight into the apple production of local farmers. Everything is framed by the breathtaking mountain scenery that lines the Inn Valley. Start of the hike is at the information office Haiming. From there you walk to Magerbach on the apple road to Silz. The way back takes you across the Pirchet forest on the other side of the Inn back to the starting point.

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  • Expert
    02:22
    6.57 km
    2.8 km/h
    260 m
    260 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Wonderfully spicy air of forest, moss and berries accompanies you on your ascent and the hike on the panorama trail to the Teufelskanzel, marked by the Tyrolean flag.The hike starts at the sports center in Unterlängenfeld. From there you walk in the direction of the campsite, cross the Ötztaler Ache and hike on to the Pestkapelle. The following hiking trail will take you in the direction of Oberrieder Stabele and soon branches off into the valley on the wayweg. The vantage point "Teufelskanzel" is only a short detour. On the way, original signposts, brilliant water games over rocks and beautiful views surprise you in the Längenfeld valley basin. Descending gently into the district of Gottgsgut, you wander on the banks of the Ötztaler Ache valley back to the starting point.From there it is only a few steps to the Tirol Therme Aqua Dome. Here you can relax after the hike and let the day fade away comfortably.

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    3.99 km
    1.6 km/h
    840 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Upscale cuisine in combination with a spectacular mountain landscape in the high alpine terrain nestle together on the Gaislachkogl like Ying and Yang. After a hike in combination with a "stop-by" in the theme world 007 ELEMENTS the subsequent reward with modern alpine delicacies in the James Bond film location, the restaurant Ice Q. The Ice Q at the Gaislachkogl, is considered as the summit of the Pleasure at 3,048 meters above sea level and combines modern architecture, Alpine cuisine and fine wine culture to a stylishly-relaxed summit for gourmets.From the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn, a wide gravel path leads up the ski slope. At the end of the path you walk under the Gaislachkoglbahn and follow the steep slope into the Wasserkar. On the mountain ridge you walk along the long ridge to the mountain station of the Gaislachkoglbahn. Once you have reached the Gaislachkogl cable car, you will follow a rocky path that will take you to Restaurant Ice Q and the Erlebniswelt 007 ELEMENTS to the summit cross of Gaislachkogl.Back you can comfortably drive with the Gaislachkoglbahn.

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