Perched in the picturesque Ötztal Alps, Obergurgl is one of Austria's leading holiday destinations for families. Known as the 'Diamond of the Alps', this stylish resort offers visitors the complete outdoor adventure experience with craggy mountains, high altitude dining and a heavy dose of water activities.
An idyllic Austrian getaway with top quality views
With a laid-back atmosphere and tall mountains on the horizon, it's easy to understand why Obergurgl is one of the most sought-after resorts for holidays in Austria. The surrounding Alps make it a place of supreme beauty with endless views. Take in every inch of its allure from sky-high restaurants, the summer lift or one of the many sensational hiking trails. Obergurgl looks pretty spectacular from all angles.
Compared to the larger resorts in the Tyrol region, Obergurgl is relatively quiet and has retained its unspoilt, traditional Austrian charm. And with an indoor water play park, a number of hiking routes that come in a range of difficulty levels and tasty Austrian flare on the menu - it's a resort the whole family can get on board with.
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Dining with a view
There's a variety of warm and welcoming Austrian restaurants in the village, most of which specialise in regional favourites such as cheese fondue. You'll also find a selection of affordable pizza and pasta joints in a friendly nod to the nearby Italian border.
If you want to enjoy some of the best panoramas of the Ötztal Valley Alps and the Italian Dolomites during your holiday to Austria, you can hop on the gondola to the futuristic-style Top Mountain Star restaurant. Perched 3,082 meters high - the highest point in the resort - this unique restaurant is the definition of deluxe dining with a view.
You'll also come across more rustic restaurants on the mountain, such as David's Hütte, where the staff dress in traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen and serve authentic Austrian dishes with mugs of warm glühwein.
Top quality hotels
Obergurgl is known for its high quality hotels and exceptional hospitality. Although the resort is fairly small, the accommodation is wide-ranging and spread out, so that all preferences are catered for. Whether you're looking for a cosy chalet near the mountains or a luxury hotel with first class facilities, there's plenty of residences to choose from.
Many of the hotels are Half Board and include on-site restaurants, as well as spa and wellness centres - perfect for those wanting to relax and rejuvenate after a long day outdoors.
For families and holidaymakers that like a change of scenery, the good news is that Obergurgl is well connected to its neighbouring resorts by a local bus service that travels through the valley.
Those travelling to and from Innsbruck Airport can catch a bus, train or shuttle service to the Ötztal Valley, which takes approximately one hour and 20 minutes each way - it couldn't be easier.