Sölden is a little village in the back of the Ötztal valley in the district of Imst and has 3.500 inhabitants.
By more than two millions overnight stays every year and 15.000 spare
beds, Sölden is one of the most important tourist destinations in
The municipal area of Sölden consits of following villages: Angern,
Anraitl, Außenwald, Außerwindau, Berghof, Bichl, Bodenegg, Brandle,
Dreihäuser, Ebene, Gaislach, Gehörde, Granbichl, Granstein, Grünwald,
Halspuit, Heiligkreuz, Hochgurgl, Hochsölden, Hof, Höfle, Infang,
Innerwald, Innerwindau, Kaisers, Kressbrunnen, Königsrain, Lehen,
Leithe, Lochlehn, Mittelwindau, Moos, Neder, Obergurgl, Pill,
Pirchhütt, Pitze, Platte, Plör, Plödern, Poschach, Puit, Rainstadl
Rechenau, Rettenbach, Rettenbachferner, Retterbachl, Rofan, Santle,
Schmiedhof, See, Seiten, Sölden, Tiefenbachferner, Unterwald, Vent,
Wildmoos, Winterstall, Wohlfahrt, and Zwieselstein.
The Alpine pastures were already colonized in the stone edge. The first settlers came
from the south and started about 4.500 BC to burn down the forests and
extend their pasture land.
The name Sölden comes from "Selda" which means something like a little
rustic possession. Sölden was mentioned the first time in a document in
Before the tourism started in Sölden the main income for the people was
the stockbreeding and the cattle trade. The touristic development of
Sölden started in the middle of the 19th century. The massive extension
to a winter sport centre began after the second world war in 1948 with
the first ski lifts.
The ski resort of Sölden comprises two glaciers, 39 cable cars and 146
kilometer of ski tracks. The main part of the ski resort is located on
a sea level of 200 m and reaches 3000 m on three spots (the big three).
The highest spot you can reach by ski lift is 3269 m.
Above the village of Sölden you can find the hotel village called
"Hochsölden" on 2083 m sea level. Hochsölden is connected to the valley
through a street and a cable car.
Pizza in Solden: Avenzio Ristorante.
Rodelhutte: Showgirls - Gogo Bar- non-stop-show
Entrance of Rodelhutte.
A tribute to Russian tourists in Solden.
Solden is very popular among Russian tourists.