The largest municipality of Austria is located in the Oetztal valley.
Image gallery: Sölden
Altitude: 1,377 m asl
The name of Sölden derives from “selda”. The localities of Sölden, Hochsölden, Zwieselstein, Gurgl, Heiligkreuz, Vent and different other hamlets in the surroundings belong to the municipality of Sölden, which includes the area up to the border of South Tyrol/Italy. Both summer and winter the stunning mountain area of the Oetztal Alps casts a spell over the visitors of Sölden.
However, the Gaislachkogel cable car takes you from Sölden directly into the heart of the hiking area on the Gaislachkogel mountain (3,058 m asl). More than 300 km of hiking paths offer hiking possibilities in all levels of difficulty. Enjoy easy hikes across alpine pastures, energetic tours in the alpine world as well as fixed rope routes. Also Oetzi might have wanted to cross in the world of these mountains about 5,300 years ago. Are you tired of hiking? The variety of mountain bike trails can really be put in an appearance. Those who are really daring can have a rush of adrenaline, trying paragliding, rafting or canyoning. Subsequently you deserve a convival evening in one of the taverns of Sölden…
In winter Sölden turns into a paradise for skiers. Hardly surprising, as the Rettenbach Glacier and Tiefenbach Glacier offer best skiing conditions until spring. The Sölden skiing area offers 148 km of ski slopes and 34 lift facilities, comprising a territory that ranges from 1,350 to 3,340 m asl. This is also where every year the FIS stages a World Cup race in Alpine skiing. However, not only skiing is possible in Sölden, but also cross-country skiing, ice-skating and as sledding.
Our recommendation: a trip to Längenfeld near Sölden, where there is the popular “Aquadome”, the sole thermal bath of North Tyrol!