Surrounded by the fantastic mountains of the Oetztal Alps, there is the Vent Valley with the eponymous village
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Altitude: 1,900 m a.s.l.
The mountain village of Vent belongs to the municipal area of Sölden in the Oetztal valley: Already in the 18th century, the first visitors were attracted by this charming alpinists' village. A little more in the west, there are the Rofen Farms at 2,014 m a.s.l., the highest located and constantly inhabited mountain farmsteads of Austria. Worth to be visited is also a Stone Age hunter's base at the "Hohler Stein" rock, dating back to the 8th to 4th millennium BC.
Embedded in the mighty glaciers of the Oetztal Alps and dominated by the highest mountain of Tyrol, the 3,774 m high Wildspitze, there is Vent. It is a starting point for various fixed-rope routes and mountain tours - the most popular ones include the Oetztal Trek - 22 stages snaking all over the valley - and the Vent High Route. At the very end of the Niedertal valley, however, there is the Similaun Glacier, where the famous Iceman Oetzi was found in 1991 on Italian territory.
Still today, every year in June thousands of sheep together with their shepards come from the Val Senales in South Tyrol (Italy) via this glacier to the summer pastures of the Oetztal valley - a tradition included on the World Heritage List. Also in winter the offer is varied: It includes an own skiing area, the Stablein toboggan run, and two cross-country ski tracks rated as easy.