Sölden in Tyrol

Friday, 30 December 2011 - 01:23 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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© Ötztal Tourismus - Ernst Lorenzi

© Ötztal Tourismus – Ernst Lorenzi

Sölden is a municipality in the Ötztal valley of Tyrol. Sölden is also a popular ski resort. The first World Cup race of the year usually takes place in late October. At c. 467 km² (180 sq mi), it is the largest municipality in the country. The population of 3,449 (as of 2003) is outnumbered by tourists, of which 15,000 can be accommodated. With tourist bed nights running at over two million per year, the municipality is third only to Vienna and Salzburg as an Austrian tourist destination. Sölden has lost some its former small village charm, but other attractions have been enhanced in recent years.

The main village of Sölden is at 1,368 metres (4,488 ft) elevation and at 2090 m is Hochsoelden, a village with 5 four-star hotels. The highest peak is the Wildspitze, at 3768 m (12,362 ft) is the second highest mountain in Austria, after the Großglockner.

Hochsölden © Hans-Joachim Schrieb © Bergbahnen Sölden - Prof Stummvoll © Ötztal Tourismus - Ernst Lorenzi © Bergbahnen Sölden & Ötztal Tourismus - Nösig © Ötztal Tourismus © Ötztal Tourismus - Guido Mangold © Ötztal Tourismus - B Rettenbacher Ötztal Museum © Werner Tscholl © Ötztal Tourismus - Bernd Ritschel © AQUA DOME Main Street © Tubantia © Ötztal Tourismus - Ernst Lorenzi
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© Bergbahnen Sölden & Ötztal Tourismus - Nösig
The Ötztal Glacier Road, is the second highest paved road in Europe. It is the access road from Sölden to the Rettenbach glacier and Tiefenbachferner glaciers in the Ötztal Alps.

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