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.