The Pure Idyll

Welcome in the glacier-village of Tyrol

The Pure Idyll of Summer in the Mountains of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

And our 4 Star Superior Hotel Mühle Resort 1900 right in the middle of it.

The summer in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl presents itself full of life and love of adventure. On the agenda you can find discovery tours through the impressive natural landscape, which culminate in unprecedented moments: all of them unforgettable in a unique way.

Alternative ideas

for your summer holiday in the Ötztal

Besides hiking, climbing and mountain biking, the landscape around our Mühle Resort 1900 in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers manifold adventures:

  • Canyoning, rafting and other refreshing fun sport
  • Via ferratas, climbing gardens, high rope courses & more
  • The Area 47 for mermaids and action seekers
  • Local museums e.g. the Ötzi Village, Museum of Local History or Tower Museum
  • Swimming in natural lakes e.g. the Piburger See


a village with history & character

Over a length of about 65 km the impressive Ötztal valley winds its way through the Tyrolean Alps until the head of the valley peaks at the feet of the Gurgl glacier world. Here, at the top of the Ötztal, is where you find Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. An idyllic mountain village far away from everything – so high, so wild, so beautiful!   

Did you know …

  • Due to its location 1,927 m above sea level, Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish village.
  • The name Gurgl derives from the old word “Gurgal”, meaning something like “village in the glacier-crowned area”.
  • Traces of first settlements date back to 7,500 BC. 
  • In 1910, Obergurgl had only 39 inhabitants. 
  • In May 1931, the adventurer Auguste Piccard landed on the Gurgler Ferner glacier and put Obergurgl on the map of international tourism. 
  • In 1991, the 5300-year old “Ötzi”, the “Man from the Ice” was discovered near the Hauslabjoch saddle – one of today’s most significant discoveries.

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