Oberau, Wildschönau, Tirol, Austria

Oberau, Austria

Oberau Location

Click here for a Region Map and details of walking / hiking maps.

Oberau is in the Kitzbüheler Alpen in the Tirol (Tyrol) region of Austria and lies in the middle of a West - East valley (Wildschönau) which is south-west of the town of Wörgl.

Further along the valley to the west are the villages of Mühltal, Thierbach and Auffach. To the east is Niederau. East of Niederau are the villages of Söll and Westendorf.

The main road from Wörgl runs along the valley and ends at  Auffach.

Walking / Hiking in the Oberau Area

North of Oberau there are some moderate walks down to Wörgl and Kundl. South of Oberau there are some harder walks up to the Marchbachjoch with a gondola down to Niederau. Along the valley there are some good walks to Niederau, Auffach and the other villages. From Auffach there are some walks on the Schazberg (gondola) with a walk or lift down to Alpbach. The gorge walk from Mühltal down to Kundl is good.

The Tourist Office may offer free led walks.

Skiing in the Oberau Area

The main downhill skiing area near Niederau is south on the Marchbachjoch. There is also skiing in Auffach on the Schatzberg. There are gondolas in both areas. There is a beginners area in Oberau.

Niederau is part of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and the Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region so the skiing area covers a large area.

The ski areas of Alpbach and Wildschönau were connected in 2012 by a new lift (Verbindungsbahn) from Inneralpbach to the summit of Schatzberg. This combined ski area is known as Ski Juwel.

Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region comprises of:

Oberau Walking / Hiking Maps

There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.

Click here for Oberau Map Information.

Oberau Tourist Information

The tourist office is on the road between Niederau and Oberau.

Airports (Flughafen)

The nearest airport to Oberau is Innsbruck.

Rail Stations (Bahnhof)

The nearest main train station is Wörgl 12 km to the North. Buses run from Oberau to Wörgl.


Buses run along the valley from Wörgl to Auffach calling at Niederau and the villages of Oberau, Mühltal  and Auffach.

Cable Cars - Chair Lifts

The main lift in Niederau goes to the summit of Marchbachjoch, 1496m. There is also a lift in Auffach (Schatzberg, 1776m).


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