Meraner Hoehenweg Nord Richtung Similaun
Meraner Hoehenweg Nord Richtung Similaun

Oetztal Alps

The famous Oetztal Alps, one of the largest mountain ranges of the East Alps, extend in North and South Tyrol

The Oetztal Alps are known for their multitude of mountains that are higher than 3,000 m, offering a wide variety of excursion destinations for those who are experienced Alpinists. Furthermore there are several protected areas in this mountain range. As the Oetztal Alps comprise a vast surface and several climatic zones, its flora and fauna is really rich in species. To mention some of the protected areas, there are the Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal Nature Park, the special protected area Oetztal Alps and the protected area Pitzeklamm, all of them stretch in North Tyrol. In South Tyrol, however, there is the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, providing a series of fabulous mountain trails such as the famous Alta Via Meranese high path.

The most popular tourist destinations in the Ötztal Alps are Merano and surroundings in the province of Bolzano, and Sölden in Oetztal, North Tyrol. The highest summit of the Oetztal Alps is the Wildspitze (3,768 m). Further high summits are the Monterosso (3,337 m), the Punta di Finale (3,514 m) and the Monte Similaun, where the glacial mummy Iceman has been found in 1991. The Passo del Rombo connects the Oetztal Alps with the Stubai Alps.

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

  1. fineilspitze finailspitze von osten punta finale

    Punta di Finale

    The Punta di Finale, or Punta Finale, is located at the border between South Tyrol…
  2. Meraner Hoehenweg Nord Stettinerhuette Hohe Wilde


    The Altissima is located on the border of North Tyrol in Austria and South Tyrol in Italy.
  3. schwemser spitze

    Punta d'Oberettes

    The Punta d’Oberettes is the highest mountain on South Tyrolean terrain of the Val…
  4. similaun mit niederjochferner bis niedertal fr

    Monte Similaun

    The Similaun Glacier is located along the borderline of South Tyrol and North…
  5. stotz und dahinter saldurspitze

    Cima Stotz

    For the Val Senales, the 2,887 m high Cima Stotz is a relatively small mountain.
  6. vermoi spitze

    Cima Vermoi

    The Cima Vermoi in the Oetztal Alps is a popular panoramic mountain that makes you…
  7. Kurzras Schnals Weisskugel Gipfelgrat

    Palla Bianca

    Second only to the Wildspitze, the glaciated Palla Bianca is the highest summit of…

Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos