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Sölden is a world-famous ski resort and a permanent venue for holding world-class competitions. The picturesque town is situated in the Ötztal alpine valley and is its largest settlement. The city is home to about 4,000 people, a significant part of them are employed in the tourism sector. Despite the fact that Sölden is known primarily as a ski center, the leisure of its guests is not limited to sports activities.
A large part of Sölden's ski slopes available for tourists is aimed at middle-level skiers. There are also excellent skiing zones for beginners, as well as fantastic slopes for … Open
The city has a developed infrastructure; its visitors are offered lots of interesting leisure facilities, restaurants, and nightclubs. A historical district has also been preserved In Sölden, and it is ready to invite vacationers to quite interesting and diverse excursions. Outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see an old water mill, which is one of the main historical symbols of the city, as well as to admire amazing great-looking churches built in the 19th century.
The region is also famous for its unique natural attractions. Every year, Sölden is visited by thousands of tourists attracted to these places by unique pine forests. Walking through the reserved areas is organized all year round for tourists. However, in the warmer months, much more prominent natural landmarks are available for them. The ultra-modern Austrian resort is also perfect for families with children. Despite the fact that most of the tracks presented here are aimed at medium-level skiers, small guests will not be bored too. Besides ski walks, they have many other interesting entertainments: sledding and snowmobiling, great ice rinks and sports centers available all year round. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Acquaintance with many historic and natural sights of Sölden gives a lot of impressions, as each of them is unique and has its own history. A water mill is one of the oldest buildings that … Open
Fans of gastronomic tourism will not be disappointed either: they have a chance to visit some of the best Tyrolean restaurants in Austria. The resort has a total of more than 120 restaurants, most of which specialize in national cuisine. Impeccable sports and entertainment infrastructure, a huge selection of gastronomic establishments and hotels of different levels, unique nature and favorable climatic conditions are the main attractive features of Sölden, thanks to which it has acquired the status of a world-class resort.
Solden is considered one of the most prestigious alpine ski resorts in the world. It is famous for its excellent infrastructure. Besides comfortable ski trails of different complexity level, the resort offers many different entertainments for its guests. In Solden, there are more than a hundred restaurants, cafes, and pubs for any taste. Visitors will be delighted with an opportunity to try different cuisines of the world. Of course, there are also excellent nightclubs and a modern cinema. Outdoor recreation prospects are no less amazing. In winter, guests of the resort can ride sledges driven by horses or walk in fabulous snow covered forests and admire local natural landmarks.
Sölden offers its foreign guests more than three hundred different inns and hotels for a comfortable stay in the city. Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life is considered a resort's … Open
In summer, hiking tours to the mountain area make up the majority of tourist programs. Not far from the resort, vacationers will find dozens of interesting hiking trails, from short and simple ones to the most complicated. Freizeit Arena sports center is open all year round and glad to serve guests of the resort. The center includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a modern gym. There is also an authentic Finnish sauna, tanning salon, and even a bowling.
In Solden, there are several ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor ones. When tired of sports activities, guests of the resort are welcome to explore Timmelsjoch pass – the road is considered the highest mountain pass of the Eastern Alps. Fans of exploring historical sites will like the local watermill. Built more than 200 years ago, the watermill is still in a great condition. Nowadays, an interesting museum is open in the watermill.
A large part of Sölden's ski slopes available for tourists is aimed at middle-level skiers. There are also excellent skiing zones for beginners, as well as fantastic slopes for … Open
Guests of the resort are also invited to attend the nearby village of Obergurgl, which is the highest mountain settlement in Europe. The village still has the original historical buildings. Travelers simply cannot leave the settlement without seeing its main symbol, Saint John of Nepomuk Church. A relict pine forest grows not far from the village. Some trees in the forest are very old, their age is more than a hundred years. One more interesting route will take travelers to the top of Rotkegl Mount. The mountain’s peak is the location of a beautiful landmark – a gorgeous old church. The church was founded by Hans Fender. He built the magnificent building to tank for the fact that he was able to return from imprisonment during the war.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Solden
♥   Castle 'Castle Tyrol' Merano, 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Bideneck' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Brunnenburg' Merano, 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Reifenstein Castle' Freienfeld, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trauttmansdorff Castle' Merano, 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Solden
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 67 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 68.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Solden from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Harakiri Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The professionals think that literally every person with a proper level of preparation can overcome this piste. You just have to consider the right skiing technique. Today the special warning signs in different languages ​​are placed on one of the most dangerous slopes in the world. In addition to the ski slopes, the trainers and the doctors are always on duty. It is recommended to ski on the other 'black' ski slopes of the Mayrhoven in front of the 'Harakiri' slope. … Read further

Neuschwanstein Castle

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
After more than a century the original interior was preserved in the castle. Today the guests can stroll through the spacious rooms decorated with fine frescoes and forgiven medieval chandeliers. The castle preserves the many valuable works of art created by the best painters from the 19th century. The wonderful mosaic floor, the painted ceilings, the countless paintings and sculptures made of precious materials and the wonderful wooden furniture make the setting for one of the most beautiful and fabulous castles in the world. … Read further

Stelvio Pass

From the series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
The Italian Government is very concerned about the safety of drivers, so the track Stelvio Pass has been upgraded over the past few years. Beside the hairpin bends, the angle of which can reach 180 degrees, were built the so-called small "pockets" - descents that allow you to skip the oncoming car and make travelling on the road more comfortable. The Stelvio Pass road designed by the renowned engineer Carlo Donegani is a landmark of world importance nowadays and is one of the most mountainous trails of the planet. The road with many steep turns attracts both motorists and cyclists. Moving along it on two-wheeled transport is also very interesting. … Read further
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