Geocaching Treasure hunt

Now kids of all ages should get ready for some memorable treasure hunting tours spread all over the Ötztal. You don't need a GPS device for this kind of treasure hunting tour but a Treasure Hunting Map available in the local Information Offices. And off you go!

On varied Treasure Hunting Routes there are numerous small treasures boxes hidden in the most secluded places. If you find all treasures hidden along the route you return to the local Information Office where you get your personal small treasure as a reward.

How to find your treasure?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with secret letters written on it. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map.

Only those who have found all secret letters are able to compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Ochsengarten, Oetz or Infopoint Ötztal. 

The valley route along Bee Theme Trail is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 hours.

The Sattele Loop is about 7 km long, altitude gain 350 m, walking time 4 hours.

Bee Theme Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache B1: N47° 13.655‘ E10° 56.317‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: On the right somebody left a wooden handlebar in the forest.
  • Cache B2: N47° 13.670‘ E10° 56.683‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: Did the woodcutter do a great job?
  • Cache B3: N47° 13.773‘ E10° 57.167‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: Look to the left of the bridge but make sure you don‘t get wet!
  • Cache B4: N47° 13.788‘ E10° 56.810‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: Straight ahead after the bench, take care of the first step - there is something in it.

Sattele Loop (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N47° 13.88 7‘ E10° 55 .689‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: The treasure is close to the stone!
  • Cache 6: N47° 14.320‘ E10° 57.160‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: The old and firmly rooted pine tree protects the treasure with its tree branches.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one secret letter written on it. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all letters can compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small treasure at Infopoint Ambach or the Information Office Oetz.

STARTING POINT: car park at Kreuzkapelle chapel (football field)
MPORTANT: follow the trail with the red triangle

The route is about 3 km long, walking time 2 hours.

Sautner Forchet Loop Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 12.940, E 010 50.670 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cache is well protected under one of those - here they are available in abundance. If you can‘t make the turn you will crash into the biggest of all t....!
  • Cache 2: N 47 13.251, E 010 50 458 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The stone that became one with the juniper bush.
  • Cache 3: N 47 13.152, E 010 50.699 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Which will be the right one?
  • Cache 4: N 47 12.960, E 010 51.054 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The „Bermuda triangle“ of Sautens - the cache can be found at one of the triangle‘s tips.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one of the four secret codes. Write these codes into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all caches is able to open the Final treasure chest which reveals a little secret. Knowing this secret you can pick up a small present at the Information Oetz.

The route is about 7.2 km long, walking time 4 hours.

Oetz Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47° 12.096 E 10° 54 .432 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Didn‘t find the cache? Maybe you sit on it.
  • Cache 2: N47° 11.927‘ E10° 54.697‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A wall of stones infront of you but where could the treasure be? Perhaps the bush above the wall can help you?
  • Cache 3: N47° 11.789‘ E10° 54.728‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Free the cache from the giant root which, at the same time, will show you the way.
  • Cache 4: N47° 11.649‘ E10° 54.798‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: This is exactly the cache‘s view.
  • Cache 5: N47° 11.555‘ E10° 54.748‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A split tree, you can‘t miss it!
  • Cache 6: N 47° 11 .538‘ E 10° 54.123‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Dr. Miroslav Tyrs will show you the exact place.
  • Cache 7: N47° 11.903‘ E10° 54.079‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: From far you can make out the twin tree, take a look at the space in between!
  • Cache 8: N 47° 12.016‘ E 10° 53.549‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cache is ducking under the floating stone!
  • Final: N 47° 11.996‘ E 10° 53.976‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Secret tip: The „Presse“ sign towers above the cache.

9for5 & 5for1

Real treasure hunters are invited to search for the coveted "9for5 & 5for1" caches within the whole Ötztal Valley. Caches are hidden in the region’s most scenic spots, and provide you with more detailed information on how to gather the special "Ötz-Taler" geo-coin while giving an insight into the great variety of Alpine landscapes in the Ötztal.

How can you obtain the special Ötztal geo-coin?
Nine cache boxes are hidden within the entire Ötztal. If you find five out of nine caches you receive the ultimate and well-deserved Ötztal geo-coin.

Where do you find the single "9for5&5for1" cache boxes?
Detailed coordinates for all 9 cache boxes are available here or on the Geocache Community homepage www.geocaching.com – for downloading to your GPS unit. For a quick overview of all cache locations you can download a map.

Where do you get the highly coveted Ötztal geo-coin?
Every "9for5 & 5for1" cache box contains a different clipper with a special pattern.

If you have collected at least 5 different clippers from five cache boxes you can pick up your Ötz-Taler geo-coin at the Längenfeld Information Office where you also get the stamp card for the entire route.

Coordinates: N 47° 11.920 E 010° 53.491

  • From the Kanzel vantage point you enjoy superb vistas of Oetz from a bird's eye view. The name "Kanzel" derives from the church pulpit as this spectacular panoramic point towers high above the village of Oetz.
  • Trail details
    An asphalt road leads from Oetz up to the hamlet of Piburg where you find a car parking area in summer (subject to charge), east of Hotel Seerose. From there you continue walking to the lake.
  • From Oetz you can also take Andreas Hoferweg trail to Wellerbrücke bridge, walking along a rising forest trail to the lake. On the northern shore you follow the signs that show you the way to the Kanzel area.
  • Walking time: approx. 1/2 hour
  • Always take care of our natural landscape. Please don't walk in the high grass but only on the edge of a meadow and in single file if there is no walking path.
  • Useful hint:
    From the vantage point (bench) you follow the coordinates along the trail. To your right you will find an outstanding stone.


GPS-Data

Kanzl Geocaching Ötz Summer

Coordinates: N 47° 11.030' E 010° 54.218'

  • Lake Habicher See is embedded in the scenic Achstürze - Piburger See Nature Preserve. The picture-book little Alpine lake at 840 meters above sea level has a length of about 50 meters and is 25 meters broad. It can be found south of Habichen amidst a natural rockslide area.
  • Trail details
    From Oetz on a wildly romantic trail to the old Wellerbrücke bridge, then towards Kohlstatt area and further on to lake Habicher See.
  • Walking time: approx. 1/2 hour
  • Alternatively you can also follow the signposts directly from Habichen, then you will reach lake Habicher See within 10 minutes.
  • Always take care of our natural landscape. Please don't walk in the high grass but only on the edge of a meadow and in single file if there is no walking path.
  • Useful hint:
    Search for a huge rock on the wayside.

 

GPS-Data

Lake Habicher See Geocaching Ötz

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