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Paragliding on the Ötscher

Glide high above the Mostviertel

Put on your harness, open your paraglider and glide through the air. High up, breathe in the clear mountain air deep into your lungs, feel the gentle wind around your ears. Thanks to the perfect thermals around the Ötscher, there is hardly a better spot on earth for paragliding. Enjoy a picture-book panorama and remember: once experienced, forever remembered!

Take-off and landing site on the Ötscher

Here you will find the take-off and landing site on the Ötscher marked in red. From the mountain station on the Ötscher (Schutzhaus), it's a 10-minute walk to the top of the Hüttenkogel, the take-off point for your high-altitude flight (blue markings). There is a spacious landing area at the bottom of the Ötscherwiese. Also marked in blue, you will find the footpath (approx. 10 minutes' walk) back to the valley station and the parking lots.

There are a few things to bear in mind when paragliding on the Ötscher

Your fingers are already tingling and you can hardly wait to fly on the Ötscher? But before you set off, there are a few important things to bear in mind:

  • the strong north-westerly wind
  • the weather
  • the landing site on the Ötscherwiese - pay extra attention on approach!

The thermals on the Ötscher

Above the clouds...
Flying high above the clouds and hovering for a long time is something every paraglider wants to experience. Thermals play an important role here. On the Ötscher, the wind usually comes from the northwest. The best time for particularly long gliding flights is from May to August.

Good to know...
Special care must be taken when paragliding. If the wind from the northwest picks up strongly, it can be dangerous for paragliding. Therefore, always be in the sky with a well-trained pilot! You also need a large landing area during the main thermal season.

Our flight school on site

Tandem offers at a glance

You can get all information about paragliding at the Ybbstaler Alpen.