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Hiking in Obergurgl

The Hochegg’s unique location makes it a paradise for mountain lovers. Start your tour right outside the front door, and discover the variety of hiking on offer in Obergurgl. Located in the heart of the Ötztal Nature Park, for decades the Hochegg has been a popular starting point for hikes from hut to hut, Alpine tours, glacier visits and high-altitude trekking. Whether on your own or accompanied by our mountain guide Gabriel Falkner - a walking holiday in Ötztal offers a diverse range of pleasures. Not only do the huts and inns around Obergurgl provide regional specialities and hearty delicacies, they also offer accommodation for multi-day tours. Be amazed by the beauty of Alpine flora and fauna in Obergurgl’s Zirbenwald Natural Monument, the Windachtal in Sölden or the UNESCO Gurgler Kamm Biosphere Reserve. A hiking holiday in Ötztal is also perfect for anyone wishing to conquer the eternal ice of the glacier. Very popular with experienced mountain climbers is the tour to Tisenjoch, where legendary Iceman Ötzi was discovered. The Hochegg is located on the Hohe-Mut-Bahn, offering easy access to the lofty heights and making it the ideal starting point for hikes into the Rotmoostal, to Rotmoorsferner, Gaisbergferner, the Schönwieshütte or the Langtalereckhütte. Located at 1,930 meters above sea level, another highlight is the Nordic High Walking Trail, which is the highest Nordic walking route in Europe. Whether you’re looking for a family hike, a stroll through the meadows, a multi-day tour or glacier climbing - for hikers in Obergurgl, no wish is left unfulfilled.

Discover the mountain highlights around the Hochegg! Three times a week, head up to 3,080 meters above sea level to the summit of the Wormkogel, where the Top Mountain Star awaits with its unique architecture and culinary delights. Or set out on the trail of the smugglers on Königsjoch; this 5-hour tour leads you through historic terrain and along ancient paths. Experienced mountaineers will meet their match on the Hochwilde overhang.

The Hochegg is the perfect base for your hiking holiday in Ötztal