At a glance
Chow down on a picnic at the foot of a mountain
Get chills learning the legend of the frozen iceman
Dip your toes at the Stuibenfall waterfall
Destinations in Obergurgl
Top things to See and Do in Obergurgl
Take your pick
Obergurgl has a few bathing lakes and beaches in the area, which are accessible by public transport or by hiring a car. From the small, family-friendly places to paddle at Lake Umhausen, to the big, action-packed, adventure beach at Area 47.
Lake Umhausen & Lake Piburger See
Lake Umhausen sits directly opposite a relaxed pizzeria and is great for kids to run around. There’s a small patch of sand and plenty of grassy lawns to play on. Or you could make your way to Lake Piburger See in the Ötzal valley. It’s one of warmest bathing lakes in Tyrol and has row boats available for hire.
For a beach day with a side of thrills, visit Area 47 - a huge natural swimming lake in a beautiful forest space, with off-road trails, canyoning, white water rafting, diving and other outdoor activities.
There’s not much in the way of scoping out bargains in town. But by popping into the local shops you can keep an eye on any sales, discounts or promotions.
Obergurgl has a few premium sport shops that sell equipment and clothing. There are a few souvenir stores to look around, too.
Obergurgl is a pretty, high altitude village so there are lots of views to take in, especially as the sun sinks down.
There are very few bars open around town in the summer, but you can enjoy a quiet drink in many of the hotels.
Obergurgl has a lot to offer when it comes to food. From pizzerias and mountain huts to award-winning restaurants, you’ll always be able to try something new and different. And whether your’re 3,000m above sea level, or low down in the valley, you’re bound to find somewhere that steals your heart. Unfortunately, a lot of the mountain huts are closed during the summer months, but don’t fret as there are still lots of other places on offer.
Grab a slice at Pizzeria Belmonte
With wood-fired ovens for perfectly cooked pizzas, Pizzeria Belmonte is warm, elegant and always full of people. They also serve pastas, salads and beautiful desserts, but the Pizza Diavolo is a recommended favourite.
Homemade history at Sahnestuberl
Down in the valley is the truly unique Sahnestuberl, a tiny, rustic hut with stunning views. The owners, Peter and Ingrid, have run the hut for over 20 years and today are still cooking up some delicious, homemade dishes.
To the Schönwieshutte
Ditch the lifts and explore a different part of the region. From the edge of town, follow the cart trail through Alpine meadows to The Zirben Alm mountain restaurant. Then take the walking trail to the Nasenwand rock wall and ascend through a 400-year old pine forest. Cross a bridge and you’ll reach the Schönwieshutte, perfect for a break. You can also walk a further 15 minutes to Schönwieskopf, for breathtaking views. This is an easy walk, with just a short uphill section.