Umhausen is the oldest settlement in Ötztal. The municipal coat of arms includes a flax flower, a symbol of Umhausen's former trading activities, and the Stuibenfall waterfall - with its height of 159 metres (or just over 520 feet), this is the tallest of its kind in the Tyrol.
You will be able to book into the four-star Health Resort Hotel in Umhausen in Ötztal from 18 September 2011. The Health Resort Hotel will be offering highly effective health and beauty treatments, such as natural fango baths, remedial massage and radon baths etc., while the extensive health and fitness section will also have an outdoor heated pool. Recharge your batteries, find relief from disorders and improve your health in Umhausen in the Ötztal and take a health break in the Tyrol.
Some 9000 years ago, there was a massive landslide and material blocked the path of the Horlachbach stream in Niederthai. The water sought a new outlet and this was the origin of the Stuibenfall waterfall. The unique natural spectacle provided by the waterfall can be experienced with all the senses on a walking tour. As a quality hiking path, the Stuibenfall waterfall circular route has been awarded the official "Bergwegegütesiegel" seal of approval of the Tyrol. Five observation platforms, in part very exposed, provide an imposing view of the plunging water masses. A suspension footbridge enables hikers to cross the waterfall in Niederthai. The result is a leisurely circular route that can be used by everyone looking to avoid the approximately 1 hour climb from Umhausen to Niederthai. To the left of the waterfall there is a climbing path or via ferrata that can be used by all the family; this starts from the first observation platform in Umhausen and leads to Niederthai. Those with a head for heights can choose to cross the waterfall on near invisible wire cables - an experience that will get the adrenaline pumping.
The 'Ötzi the Iceman' Village provides an adventure for adults and children of all ages. Travel back in time to meet the people of the Neolithic age and explore another world lost in the mists of time. The archaeological theme park contains prehistoric structures in which the daily life, living conditions and activities of our ancestors can be seen and experienced. Look, touch, join in ... experience the past at first hand. Children find it particularly fascinating.
This biotope offers a special bathing experience in water at temperatures of up to 24°C. The generously proportioned terrace has a singularly restful atmosphere. Fun for all the family. Those wanting more activity can join in and play beach volleyball, tennis or table tennis. And Italian specialities are available from the neighbouring pizzeria for those with a discerning palate.
The romantic village of Niederthai sits on a sunny plateau at an elevation of 1,500 metres above sea level. The mountain village of Niederthai is a real insider's tip with its incomparable landscape, tranquillity and seclusion. In summer, Niederthai is the perfect starting point for hiking tours for the whole family. With its elevated trails, Niederthai provides for snow-sure cross-country skiing holidays in the Tyrol in winter.
But Niederthai is not just a paradise for cross-country skiers. There are well-maintained family and beginner ski slopes, ski schools, a ski kindergarten, snowshoe hiking tours, sledging on the illuminated luge run on the Tauferberg and other attractions that provide for a varied holiday programme.