Summer attractions in Soelden
Fascination Glacier Tiefenbach
With its endless number of peaks and 256 three thousand metre summits, the Oetztal Valley is one of the most beautiful Alpine regions for spending a holiday and hiking. High up in the mountains you will come across remnants from the last Ice Age and be able to see how the valley was formed here. The Tiefenbach glacier extends up to an altitude of 3,250 m.
The Oetztal glacier road, one of the highest roads in the Eastern Alps, begins in Soelden and follows a winding path through the majestic panoramic mountain landscape of Tyrol.
Killing two birds with one stone
Stop-off at the Rettenbachferner in the finishing area of the World Cup slope. The break-neck speed at which skiers fly down this steep slope quickly becomes clear when you stand right in-front of it!
Your excursion continues through the highest road tunnel in Europe, the 1.7 km long 'Rosi-Mittermeier' tunnel. The journey ends at 2,820 m above sea level. Here we recommend that you get out and stretch and take deep breaths of the crystal-clear cool glacial air. Physicians have confirmed that the mountain air can help soothe bronchial complaints.
A magnificent animal world
The animals which inhabit the mountains can be well observed at 3,000 m above sea level. This explains why this is one of the top tourist attractions in Soelden. Chamois are often so curious that they come right up to people to see what's going on! Ibexes and marmots tend to be shier. If you listen carefully, you might even hear a marmot whistle. And don't forget your binoculars to view the well-hidden ibexes!
The Tiefenbach self-service restaurant is the perfect place to warm up – but don't forget your warm clothing! Snowfall is possible in autumn so you must take snow chains with you!