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Red eyes, itchy nose and wheezing lungs: allergy sufferers can perfectly do without the symptoms of hay fever and asthma. More and more people in search of relief are enthusiastic about mountain holidays in high Alpine areas. In the thin mountain air neither debilitating pollen nor dust mites or mold spores can survive. Only a few days - the more, the better - without these harmful irritants bring noticeable relief to allergy sufferers and have long-lasting positive effects on your well-being even after your memorable holiday in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.
Due to its high Alpine location, the Upper Ötztal makes an ideal holiday destination for allergy-free holidays. Protected by high mountain ranges in the north and south, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has only about half as much precipitation every year than the Bavarian mountains, for example. The basin of Meran affects the climate at the southern main ridge of the Ötztal Alps with moderate temperatures and the duration of sunshine is even 10% higher than in Bozen.
For years, the Institute of Botany at Innsbruck University has evaluated the pollen count in Obergurgl by using a pollen trap.
The Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics informs about the current pollen load daily.
The Austrian Pollen Information Service provides pollen load diagrams.
Guests suffering from heat and stress come to enjoy a restful break in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Gentle exercises under the sunny high Alpine sky help recharge your batteries during the day and cool, fresh mountain air promises a restful sleep at night. An overall mountain exploration with authentic natural landscapes, flora, fauna and glaciers significantly adds to a feeling of holistic well-being. According to Austrian high altitude studies, however, the secret of recreational value lies in the fact that the body mobilizes and economizes its energy resources at altitudes between 1500 and 2500 meters. It has been scientifically proven that a longer hiking holiday in the Alpine mountains has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, metabolic disorders and obesity. A regenerated, energetic body plus deep relaxation and contentment - the best holiday souvenirs ever!
The Institute of Sports Science at Innsbruck University focuses on the strain on the human organism and the body's aerobic efficiency during stays at high altitudes. In Obergurgl athletes and sports clubs can perform their personal high altitude training under medical control. The Alpine medical research station at the University Center offers high-quality facilities such as ergometers, respiratory gas analysis, lactate analyzers and small photometers.
Information and contact at www.uz-obergurgl.at