Golden Autumn Shades in the Pine Forest
The "Obergurgler Zirbenwald" forest, stretching from 1,950 m to 2,100 m above sea level and covering an area of approximately 20 hectares, is home to traditional Swiss pine trees up to 300 years old.
Zirbenwald Obergurgl, Wanderurlaub in Tirol
Since Swiss pine trees of such age are extremely rare, this forest has been a protected heritage site since 1963. Back in the 1880s almost the entire tree population was destroyed as a forest fire swept through the region, with only old Swiss pine trees surviving. It is these ancient trees that, together with younger growth, form the two-generation forest of today. Indeed, if you take the time to have a closer look you will discover that the forest is teeming with all sorts of other plants, animals and insects, hidden away in, on or under logs, stones, trees and in sunny clearings.
For our healthy and active older guests!
It is such a pleasure to finally have the time to be able to truly relax and enjoy life and all it has to offer.
In and around Obergurgl you will find stunning natural landscapes that relax and strengthen mind, body and soul. Discover the comprehensive network of walking trails, breathe in the wonderfully pure mountain air, let the spray of a thundering waterfalls refresh your body, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Swiss pine forest with its wonderful resin aroma, or simply take time out to admire the fascinating autumnal shades of nature’s very own performance with colours no painter could ever dream of capturing.
A walk into the Swiss pine forest on one of the well-maintained paths is a journey through unbelievable shades of green, yellow and orange, past cascading mountain waterfalls and on to the perfect place to sit down, relax and let yourself be inspired by nature.
Since the 1960s, great thinkers including Austrian Nobel Prize laureate Friedrich August von Hayek have used the region around Obergurgl as a source of mental and physical regeneration. The Swiss pine forest is just a 20-minute walk from the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl – there really is no reason not to discover this natural gem.
The Swiss pine forest around Obergurgler is part of the ‘Gurgler Kamm’ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and can be discovered using the specially built 2.1-kilometre adventure trail.
As a guest of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl you will also receive the EDELWEISS CARD including a whole host of attractions and activities to enjoy during your stay with us.
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl – simply enjoy a good time. We look forward to welcoming you!