Vent, 1900 m
The mountaineer's village
Vent, a classic and traditional alpine mountaineers' village with a long history, is starting point for numerous alpine classics like e.g. Wildspitze Mountain, Similaun Mountain, Weisskugel Mountain and many more...
With the foundation of the Austrian Alpine Club a new chapter of alpinism and mountaineering started in 1862. The glacier priest Franz Senn, who was the co-founder of the German Alpine Club (1869) and curate in Vent, promoted alpinism by laying out trails and paths and building mountain shelters. He wanted to get the people interested in mountaineering and also to improve the economic situation of the inhabitants of the valleys.
Today Vent promotes gentle tourism. Accommodation ranges from 4-star hotels to basic mountain shelters. Numerous hiking trails leading to eight shelters and huts of the Alpine Club are perfect for fantastic hikes, fascinating summit experiences and relaxing multi-day tours. Whether you prefer easy hiking trails or demanding summit tours - Vent offers it all!
Wildspitze - 3.774 m
The Wildspitze mountain has been famous ever since Leander Klotz from Rofen and an unknown companion have conquered it for the first time in 1848. It became even more famous when the glacier priest Franz Senn was the first tourist to reach the summit. With the opening of the first trails and huts the first mountaineers came. This was the beginning of Alpine tourism in Vent.
Tirol's longest Alpine valley stretches 67 kilometers southwards between the Ötztal autobahn exit and the rear end of the valley with the biggest glacier ski area in the Eastern Alps.
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