The Swiss pine, a rare conifer, is also called “Queen of the Alps”: A park in the Pitztal valley is dedicated to this beautiful tree.
A family-friendly circular path at 2,000 m a.s.l. tells interesting things about nature and the Swiss pine. The Hochzeiger Cable Car takes you from Jerzens up to the intermediate station, where a 1 km long hiking path starts. Here on the 2,560 m high Mt. Hochzeiger in the Oetztal Alps, one of the most beautiful and oldest Swiss pine forests of Tyrol can be found.
The mascots Pitzi & Gratsch await you. Straight at the intermediate station, where the Swiss Pine Water playground was constructed. Then the path leads into the Hochzeiger Swiss Pine Park (ZirbenPark Hochzeiger). Play, adventure and relax stations, in total 17, can be discovered. The highlight is the 12 m high Swiss Pine Cone Tower with its tunnel slide. Furthermore there are stations such as the Swiss Pine Climbing Tree and the Swiss Pine Ball Run Facilities. The wooden balls for them are available for a fee at the valley station or directly at the intermediate station.
A popular attraction are also the Swiss Pine Carts. By these mountain go karts you can drive a 3.7 km long route from the Sechszeiger mountain station until the Hochzeiger intermediate station. But what makes the Swiss pine so exceptional? The essential Swiss pine oils have a calming effect, moreover the wood is of exquisite quality and very resistant.
The Hochzeiger Cable Car will reopen on May 26, 2023, for the summer season.