FOREST AND WATER HIKE:Follow the tracks of natural history along the wonderful trail past the 200-year old Zirbenwald stone pine forest. The theme route, installed by Obergurgl's internationally renowned Alpine Research Center, leads past the scenic Rotmoos waterfall to Schönwieshütte mountain hut. You will also visit the 6000-year old high alpine marshland in the Rotmoostal valley.
GARNET HIKE:Heading towards Gaisberg and Rotmoostal valley along the Glacier Theme Trail, crossing Mutsattel saddleback. The finding places of the typical Ötztal Almandin garnet have always been attracting mineral collectors. With a bid of luck you will find one of the little gems hidden in the mica-slate rocks.
PICCARD HIKE:Across the Gurgler Ferner glacier to the landing place of Prof. Auguste Piccard's stratosphere balloon in 1931. Ascent to Karlsruherhütte mountain hut and Schwärzenkamm ridge towards Hochwildehaus mountain shelter (2,900 m). The trail down across the Gurgler Ferner glacier and along Ramolweg trail gives an insight into the region's varied Alpine flora. Stamps are available here for the Glacier Hiking Badge.
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