Obereggen is a young Alpine village with a splendid location at the foot of the Latemar. Due to its stunning natural beauty, in June of 2009, it was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
Wintertime: Over the past three decades, its location at 1,550 meters above sea-level, the friendly, inviting natural landscape consisting of meadows, spruce and larch forests, and its magnificent panoramic view of the Latemar, Zanggen, the White Horn and Black Horn all helped this part of the district of Eggen to develop into a renowned tourist and resort area. In the late 1960s, the local residences pitched in to establish the first ski lifts.
Today, Obereggen boasts 48 km of well-groomed pistes with an exemplary artificial snow system and very modern ski lifts. The ski area is open from December 2, 2011 – with nighttime skiing starting at 7:00 p.m. – till April 15, 2012.
In the summertime, Obereggen is a popular center for hiking, with countless hiking trails through the World Nature Heritage Site. In Obereggen, there are three walks every week focusing on specific topics (the herb and flower walk, the geological walk, and the hike to the summit) and also two Nordic Walking days organized by the tourism association. Hikers can ride the regular municipal bus system to reach the starting-points of numerous beautiful hiking routes. Biking enthusiasts can participate in guided tours (divided up according to level of fitness) conducted daily.
Comfortable hotels offering vitality and wellness spa treatments are just as common here as small, somewhat simpler family-run bed & breakfasts or self-service rooms and apartments.