Description & Details
In the heart of the Ötztal Alps, specifically in the mouth of a river of the Ötztal Ache, lies a generously and widely built huge lake, located in the Area 47, which spans around 7000 m² (8372 square yards) and is supplied by clear mountain water. The lake is subdivided into two swimming areas: Either zone contains a 150 m (164 yards) long rest and swimming area, while the other has a more sporty character, being close to the gastronomic area of the lake. Both areas are clearly separated from each other through a floating bridge and swimming cordon chains. The vast lying surfaces offer space and opportunities for approximately 1,500 guests to bask in the sun and relax. Parasols, sun beds and balls can directly be hired at the cash desk.
Blobbing: The Jumper will be jumping on a rubber hose that is filled with air. The person sitting on the other end will be tossed up into the air.
Slide park: Facilitated with a water catapult and five slides the ‘Rutschenpark’ (slide park) guarantees fun and adrenalin for kids and adults alike.
Freefall slide: The velocity will reach up to 80 km/h (50 mph) on the way down to the valley. Attention: Not suitable for female visitors!
270 degree twister slide: On the whole, with a length of 140 m (153 yards) one can expect curves, jumps and many changes of direction.
Wave: Expect slides and a mogul slope.
Kids slide: Accessible to all our little guests.
Cannonball water catapult: Human cannonballs wanted! Relentless hydrogen will push you from behind, followed by a 10 m flight into the swimming lake.
Diving platform: Access to the 27 m high diving platform will only be granted to absolute pros! It will only be opened for competitions, during training sessions and specific shows. For our guests the 10 m (11 yards) high diving platform is freely accessible.
Water ramp: With your snowboard or skies from the water ramp into the cool wet. Skies and snowboards need to be brought along by yourself, however, 'Zipfelbobs', neoprene suits and life jackets can be hired free of charge with us! For reasons of safety, using the water ramp will only be allowed to visitors with a certain degree of experience. Under supervision, training will be offered to beginners.
Climbing area: Fees for using the climbing facilities are included in the admission fees of the water area already. Of course, climbing is only allowed with suitable equipment. Visitors may wish to bring along their own equipment or, if needed, we also offer some for rent on-site.
- Area 47 is among the 3 best rated Spas in Austria.
- There are parking spaces available in the vicinity.
- Grab something nice to eat and a cold drink at the local kiosk or restaurant.
How to get there
Generally, AREA 47 has good traffic connections. It is directly located at the entrance of the Ötztal between Sautens, Haiming and Roppen. At the beginning of the valley, you will be guided by green signposts which you'll find placed along the B 171 and the B 186. Mind that toll stickers (‘Vignetten’) are compulsory and thus required by any vehicle using the Austrian motorway!
Arriving from the north (Garmisch-Partenkirchen):
Using the A12 Inntalautobahn you'll have to take the exit at Ötztal, then the first exit at the roundabout on the B 186. From here, you'll follow the road for about 1 km.
Arriving from the east (Salzburg/ München):
Follow the A93 until Kufstein. Using the A12 Inntalautobahn you'll have to take the exit at Ötztal, then the first exit at the roundabout on the B 186. From here, you'll follow the road for about 1 km (0.62 miles).
Arriving from the west (Vorarlberg):
Via the Arlberg pass and tunnel you'll be driving in the direction of Landeck, then using the A12 Inntalautobahn, you'll have to take the exit at Ötztal, then the first exit at the roundabout on the B 186. From here, you'll follow the road for about 1 km (0.62 miles).
Arriving from the south (South Tyrol):
Passing Timmelsjoch, you'll be driving on the B 186 via Sautens. You need to take the third exit at the roundabout.
Entirely stress-free and without any kind of annoying traffic jams, you can comfortably arrive by train. Once arrived at the Ötztal train station, you'll be using the bicycle route (approximately 30 km/18 yards on foot) to get to us.