Must-sees in Sölden
Highlights on the valley floorIf you only aim for uphill routes you really miss a lot in Sölden. First of all, novice guests should explore the Adventure Mile that shows a complete overview of the village’s attractions. Those interested in culture can visit the Baroque parish church and the music pavilion event center where not only friends of brass band music get their money's worth. A short detour to the surrounding hamlets reveals the nostalgic Windau mill and “Klammbrücke” - the bridge over the gorge.
Finally arrived in Sölden - and what is on the program now? An almost perfect overview is provided by the Adventure Mile stretching from Gaislachkogl mountain gondola along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook to Freizeit Arena. On exactly one mile different stations focus on local topics such as Almzeit, Nature Park, BIKE REPUBLIC and James Bond. Enjoy a leisurely walk, study the information boards and get ready for the to-do list.
In the small hamlet of Windau at the height of Windau’s central bridge, walkers discover a small, inconspicuous wooden hut. Only the large wooden wheel at one side reveals that the building is a mill. Even today the mill is still operated by eight residents of the village.
Music Pavilion Event Center
THE ultimate meeting place for holiday guests and locals alike. Here the weekly welcome evening takes place, the brass music band Sölden performs concerts, countless culture and club festivals invite you to join jovial hours among friends.
Sölden Bridge over the Gorge
The 55 m long “Klammbrücke” bridge connects the hamlets of Platte and Pitze, offering awesome views of the 35 meter deep gorge of Ötztaler Ache. A visit is also recommended in the evening as the illuminated bridge provides a very special atmosphere.
Sölden Parish Church
The “Visitation of Mary” parish church was first mentioned in historical documents in 1288. In 1521, the church was rebuilt and its Gothic structure was maintained but renovated in Baroque style. In 1779, Joseph Anton Puellacher from Telfs decorated the vaults with fresco paintings. During restoration works (1975-1979), parts of the ceiling frescoes, the apostles' crosses and the stations of the cross frescoes were rediscovered.