Place of discovery Ötzi
On September 19th, 1991 Ötzi, the Iceman, was found by the German mountaineering couple Erika and Helmut Simon on Tisenjoch/Giogo di Tisa mountain, above the Niederjochferner/Giogo basso mountain in 3,210 m a.s.l. Today a pyramid of stones identifies the find spot. All year round on Tuesday the guided hike or ski tour "Ötzi Glacier Tour" brings interested guests to the place of discovery - more details and registration at the tourist office.
Option 1: Merano/Meran - Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Vernago/Vernagt
Option 2: Merano/Meran - Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras
parking places at the lake in front of the church, free, unguarded
at Maso Corto/Kurzras in summer to pay, unguarded; in winter free, unguarded
Option 1: with the SAD bus line no. 261 to Vernago/Vernagt
Option 2: with the SAD bus line no. 261 to Maso Corto/Kurzras
Full day, about 4 hours ascent and 3-4 hours descent.