Sporty and active at the heart of the Ötztal valley
Unlimited hiking fun, peace and silence, culture and tradition make the village of Umhausen and its hamlets Niederthai, Tumpen, Köfels and Farst a very special place. The Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall, the Ötzi Village outdoor museum and the Birds of Prey Park with spectacular bird shows rank among the undisputed top destinations for all ages.
The oldest settlement in the Ötztal. A flax blossom is the village's heraldic symbol as flax used to be the most important trade product. Another highlight: the 159 m high Stuiben Falls - Tirol's biggest waterfall. Umhausen also hosts the ultimate Ötzi Village, an archaeological outdoor park dedicated to Ötzi the Iceman and his time. In the summer months, guests are warmly invited to take a refreshing swim in the wonderful swimming lake amid natural surroundings. A village with many attractions.
Picture-book surroundings, landscapes of awesome natural beauty, peace and silence and accommodations for all tastes make Niederthai a true insider tip. Here you experience genuine hospitality. Niederthai also makes a perfect base for walking tours and mountaineering adventures. Experience this perfect blend of modern lifestyle and deeply rooted traditions.
The highly idyllic mountain village of Niederthai received the "Austrian Hiking Quality Seal" award, ranking among 40 Hiking Villages spread all over Austria. A Hiking Village makes a perfect starting point for unlimited nature exploration. Additionally, it must represent an authentic image attracting hiking fans from near and far.
The hiking village Niederthai
The unspoiled and family-friendly Hiking Village of Niederthai is a hamlet of Umhausen. Niederthai nestles in Horlachtal Valley, a side valley of Ötztal, at 1550 meters above sea level. The scenic village is renowned for superb family ski holidays and cross-country skiing with absolute snow reliability. Niederthai is also a perfect base for walks and hiking tours, offering memorable holidays for all ages in close touch with nature
Tumpen lies at the entrance to Umhausen, offering many awe-inspiring nature treasures and splendid attractions: the Tumpen waterfall, the mystic Engelswand rock face, the mighty Achplatte rockslide area and countless chapels.
An idyllic hamlet far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ötztal's geological highlight: the Köfels rockslide area ranks among the biggest of its kind in the Alps. At the roadside you still find plenty of molten Köfelsit rocks - similar to pumice stone.
Located above the legendary Engelswand rock face, is one of Ötztal's oldest settlements. If you dare ascending on the serpentines that have been cut into the steep rock (60-minute walk), you are rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view and hearty hospitality at the year-round serviced mountain inn.
Tirol's longest Alpine valley stretches 67 kilometers southwards between the Ötztal autobahn exit and the rear end of the valley with the biggest glacier ski area in the Eastern Alps.
Here you can find more details about Tirol's longest Alpine valley: www.oetztal.com