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Obergurgl

Obergurgl Holidays

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.

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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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Get active

Obergurgl is a haven for outdoor activities in the warmer months as well as in the winter. In the summer, fun daytime adventures include hiking, swimming, indoor golf, ice skating and curling, not to mention the summer lift that'll take you up to the peaks.

One of the resort's most recent additions is the Schönwieshütte Mountain Hut, which can be accessed by a free snowmobile and offers holidaymakers the chance to enjoy breathtaking views across the green landscape. The Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum, located at the bottom of the Kirchenkar gondola station, is also a must-visit attraction.

Fun on the water

Once the snow melts away and the sun peeks out for good in June, Obergurgl becomes a summertime holiday haven with watersports and wellness retreats. The Freizeit Arena Solden is an indoor play park for water babies and adults alike, with pools, slides, waterfalls, sport courts for tennis, basketball and football. You'll find a spa here too, for those in need of a little rest and relaxation.

Obergurgl also isn't far off from a luxurious thermal bath and outdoor pool with slides and a kids' area too. Close by lies a bathing lake and leisure centre, ripe for sunbathing and soaking up the Austrian rays.

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.

Getting around

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.