Hiking in the Oetztal valley
Following in the footsteps of Oetzi
Oetzi the Iceman is one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world. The 5,300 year old mummy revealed a great deal about the world at that time. Why not enjoy set out on a walk to discover where Oetzi was found!
On 19th September 1991, Oetzi was discovered by two German hikers on the Tisenjoch pass in the Oetztal Alps. The find became a real sensation because the body of this Eneolithic period man had been well preserved by the ice, making it the only preserved mummified remains in Central Europe.
Hiking in Soelden
A walk to the place where Oetzi was found is highly recommended during your stay in the Oetztal mountains. The glacier village of Vent is the best place to start. From here, the route takes you to the Hohlenstein cave and to the Kaser basin. This spot is shrouded in legend and is a great place to take a peaceful break.
The route then continues on to the Martin Busch alpine hut at 2,501 m. The next stop is the Similaun alpine hut at 3,019 m where you can spend the night if you prefer not to do the full tour in a day. The climb up to the monument on the Tisenjoch pass where Oetzi was found begins here.
The walk to the Similaun alpine hut takes around 4-5 hours and from here, it takes another 45 minutes to reach the place where Oetzi was found.