Sölden Travel Guide

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Sölden Things to Do

  • Go to the Freizeit Arena

    There's a sports centre with swimming pool in Solden called the Freizeit Arena. The good news is that you get a free pass to visit with many of the hotels in Solden. We used this and had a great time in the pool, sauna, jacuzzi and lazy river. Not that large so quite good fun and very quiet at 11am on a Friday morning. Local school arrived at 1pm,...

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  • A trip to the Glacier

    We decided to take the road up to the glacier. Now this was not a problem although be prepared for some hairpin bends and a fee (€10 I think). We zoomed up and had a look around, given that we were not ski-ing one could feel left out but we saw it all anyway. Now the real issue came to fruition the next day, the snow had arrived and my, I would not...

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  • World cup opening

    Alpine ski World cup weekend and the town centre area has a car park give over to presentations. Friday and Saturday evening around 6pm there is a show that introduces the next days events along with a bit of music. We made our way there and took in the atmosphere. At one point they asked for shout outs from different nationalities - French,...

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  • Book a restaurant

    During world cup weekend you will find restaurants and bars very busy on a Friday and Saturday night. We arrived Thursday and strolled into a restaurant and when we asked what time do you open they said, "What time can you get here? We'll turn the lights on." Now Friday and Saturday were a lot different, the area in the centre of town is packed and...

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  • Meet the stars

    During the ski world cup weekend there are autograph opportunities with some of the alpine ski stars. We saw the signs outside the inter sport shops and then had to decide whether to spend more time on the gluhwein or queuing with a load of others, well the draw of a photo op was just too much as we searched for the relevant sports shop.

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  • A visit to HochSodlen

    When were looking for accommodation we saw some in Hochsolden described as 1km from the centre of Solden. Just a note, that means 1km vertically above Solden on a plateau. We grabbed a couple of sandwiches and headed in the car for a picnic at Hochsolden. You need a car to get up here but the view was spectacular and the Autumn sunshine very warm....

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Sölden Hotels

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  • Parkhotel

    I showed up in Solden with my friend without booking anything and found the Park Hotel in the middle...

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  • Hotel Sunny

    We stayed at the Hotel Sunny Solden. No complaints at all really about the place. Giggijoch lift is...

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  • Central Spa Hotel Solden

    Auweg 3, Solden 6450, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Sölden Restaurants

  • A haven away

    Saturday evening during the Ski World Cup weekend in October and Solden is packed. We booked here two days previous to secure a place. We had walked around town and then ended up at the southern end of town to ask here. We found very pleasant staff and the fact that it is around a kilometre away from the centre it was a bit more sedate. I remember...

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  • Everything took 15 minutes

    Hotel Central is a rather fancy hotel on the Auweg close to where we stayed. We stopped there after heading down from the glacier for a coffee and cake. Everyone was sat outside in their fancy ski gear, tanned face and shades when scruffy urchin that I am flopped down in a seat. Not happy by the expeience - everything took 15 minutes - 15 mins to...

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  • Great hosts

    We stumbled into this bar for the first time after freezing outside during a presentation in the local town square, we found a great bar and later great food as well. Food was different from the standard Austrian fayre, I opted for Roast Pork with green beans and Mrs Sut went for the Pork Medallions. It was a decidely pig of a day up until then!...

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  • Cheap Pizza

    Best place we found for pizza was Atiks Grill. This, like most of Solden, is adjacent to the main road but this wasn't a problem. Prices stat at 6e for a margerhita pizza.

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  • Funniest restaurant

    In this restaurant I tried some traditional food from Tirol, but please don't ask me the name of this, I know just that is recommended a salad next to it. Yammiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!.......My boy-friend got his food into a wood garden wheelbarrow. This was the first funny surprise.Looking for toilet, a sigh showed me the direction and also told me I...

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  • Best Food I have ever had in a Ski...

    We ate all our dinners at this Gasthaus.5 course meals that suprised us with theirquality and content each night. Our friendlyservers were Robert (also ski instructor by day) and Elizabeth (shy and sweet). The Chefoutdid himself every night with outstandingpresentation and wonderful food.....As I said the best food I have ever had in a ski resortat...

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Sölden Nightlife

  • Banging until the early hours...

    More of a nightlife spot than apres (although a few do pop in). Already busy by around 10 people are still hanging around at 4 in the morning. Upstairs, downstairs, plenty of bars, a dancefloor and fire eaters - you cant really ask for much more!

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  • Apres under a umbrella..

    Very popular "outdoor" apres for the mostly ski crowd. Pumping out classic apres cheese this is all good fun. Also seems to have a small indoor section at the back (where, incidently, its easier to get server).Right in the middle of nightlife central and close to the Giggijoch lift.

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  • Dutch Apres!

    Just a couple of minutes away from the Giggijoch lift you will find "Almrausch". Bit of a mixed bag this bar as it seems to serve both the Apres and nightlife crowd. Busy from around 4 until maybe 10. Seems to be mostly popular with the Dutch its small but with decent music, a good atmosphere and basically anything can happen. Maybe more popular...

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  • have a drink after hitting the slopes

    It's not really a nightspot, cause they open at 2pm and close at 7pm, but it is a great Apres-Ski when you come down again from the slopes. And a big plus is that they are one of the cheapest (yes it can get even more expensive)But for a good apres ski party this for sure is the place to be No dress code what so ever, most still have their ski or...

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  • Not the Hard Rock café...

    Where every big city has got its Hard Rock Café, Sölden has got the "Snow Rock Café"Drinks, Beer and rock music are programme here. Some of the Music is live!The price of the Drinks is about average. go as you like.

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  • Rock Apres Ski

    This is the place for Apres ski if you like rock music and Harley Davidson Bikes. Normaly Apres ski music is disco and german Schlager not everybody's taste. Thats why there is the Ötzi Alm the Rock Apres ski bar.The Place is very originaly decorated with lots of different Harley items, great for Motorbike fans! For Apres Ski of course Ski clothes...

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Sölden Transportation

  • How far?

    How to get to Solden from the UK.You could fly to Innsbruck which is the closest airport but not if you want to get there direct from MAnchester. We found the best route was to fly to Munich and then drive - although the 4 hour drive each way was longer than I first thought. It's definitely a 4 hour journey by car (including a stop) from Munich...

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  • Between the mountains

    There are not many ways to get to Solden, just drive yourself or take the bus.During winter period there are many busses going there, so that is an easy and quick way to get there.Other way is to fly to Innsbruck and take eaither bus to Solden or the train to Otztal Bahnhof and from there it is with the bus again. As you guessed, by train you can...

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  • ...and new

    Of course Sölden has got modern chairlifts and cable cars too, realy most of them are prety new. There are some 2 and 4 Person chairlifts and some chairlifts wich cary 6 persons. Some of the chairlifts have got "bubbles" wich can be put down in case of bad weather to protect you, lucky us we didn't need to put the bubbles down :)

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Sölden Warnings and Dangers

  • When it snows

    Just remember that when it snows in this part of the world it really snows. Drive with care, this lot dumped on us overnight.

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  • Slippery tracks

    If you go hiking, and you are just outside the winter season, on many tracks still snow or ice is present. And many off the tyracks are next to a ridge, so if you fall, you will scrape you off rocks, so be extremely carefull. And always have someone know which track you will take.

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  • AVELANCHE

    There are sometimes avelances, when I was there a little one occured, don't know if anybody got hurt or not. Most off them are caused by boarders who go off piste, so iff you see them, kick their asses big time.And just listen to the avelance report every day.

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Sölden Tourist Traps

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    by mocca Written Mar 30, 2003

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    As with all winter resort towns, Solden is no exception when it comes to expenses. It is Expensive, but it is all about what you can and want to spend. IF you do your own cooking, the price goes down, if you come to board, and therefore not go out every night, the price comes down, and it always helps to come off season.

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Sölden Off The Beaten Path

  • Swim, Sauna and skinny dip..

    Around 20 minutes down the road from Solden is the "Aqua Dome" located in the village of Langenfeld.After a few days on the piste (of both varieties!) you may well be ready for this place..The spa area contains a couple of nice (warm) indoor pools as well as large outdoor pools you can swim out to. As well as this there is a sauna area which also...

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  • hike through Otztal

    There is great hiking in the whole valley, from Oetz up to Vent.Many off the hikes described in hiking guides are roundtrip hikes, so you can drive up to the start and you will end up there again in a few hours.You can hike through little villages, or just do mountain hikes, your choice, your adventure.

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  • Skiing and snowboarding around Solden

    Solden is the piste kapital in Otztal Tirol. But there are more places with good slopes which are mostly less crowded than the Solden ones.Oetz, langefeld and others have good slopes, and there is a free skibus which will take you there. So if you feel like hitting the slopes, but don't want the crowdes, just go to one of the other slopes.

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Sölden Sports & Outdoors

  • Ski School

    If you're a beginner like me (ski/snowboard), I think is not possible not learning how to do this in Sölden.The school cost 149 Euro (4 days), or about 250 Euro if you need equipment too (I'm not sure).Now, you have two options:1. to learn on the same track with your friends (track 13 from Giggijoch), but in this case you also have to pay normal...

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  • Save or safe?

    Of course everybody wants to have fun when is going to ski and think "there is no way to have an accident!" Nobody wants that, but S... happen all the time. So, the tip I want to share with you is about safety card in case of accident on track. During my trip to Sölden, every day somebody needed special transportation (snowmobile, helicopter,...

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  • these boots were made for walking

    In Spring, summer and fall, there is some beautifull hiking to be done with some breathtaking views. You can hike around here for days, and as most people go to the beach summer, it is pretty quiet here. Good shoes, warm jacket, compas a map and some water is essential, except early spring, then you can eat some clean snow and get water in.

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Sölden Favorites

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    by sanda.muntean Written Mar 19, 2009

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    Favorite thing: As I say before, in February was cold, but a dry cold so is not so bad. Between the tracks you'll find temperature differences: the warmest track is no 2 (the west side of the map), where is no wind. The coldest track is no 13 (Giggijoch side). Locals are using to sky on no. 2 but Giggioch is the "hottest" point.

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