Presentation of the destination
The municipality of Neustift in the Stubai Valley has about 4,600 inhabitants and is the third largest municipality in the Austrian province of Tyrol with an area of almost 150 square kilometers. Neustift lies deep in the Stubai Valley in the midst of many three thousand meter peaks, which reach up to the eternal ice of the glaciers. The village itself is located at almost 1,000 meters altitude and enjoys average high temperatures of just under 25 degrees Celsius in the summer. The Stubai Valley is one of the driest areas of the Alps, and the statistically high rainfall in summer is almost exclusively caused by violent but short thunderstorms. Austria pays with the Euro and, like Germany, the country lies in the Central European Time Zone (CET).
Points of interests / things to see
By finds from the time before 1000 BC It is documented that the Stubai Valley was already inhabited in the Bronze Age - some old names also point to a pre-Roman settlement history. Later, the region was subjugated by the Romans, whose traces are still to be discovered in some Romansh names: The field name Kampl comes from Latin campus, field. The Stubai Valley was first mentioned in documents around the year 1000. Some beautiful churches in the Stubai Valley also testify to the long Christian history of the region and offer interesting sightseeing destinations. The church in Mieders, about ten kilometers from Neustift, is the oldest church in the valley; It was renovated in the 18th century in the Baroque style, but contains inside the remains of the walls of a pre-early Christian church from the early eighth century. The ceiling paintings by Jakob Jennewein date from the 18th century and the late-Gothic choorbag crucifix inside is one of the most important crosses in Tyrol. The church of Mieders is adorned by a 53-meter high Gothic spire. The Rococo church of Neustift in the Stubai Valley is the second largest village church in Tyrol. The church dedicated to St. George was built in 1780 after a predecessor almost completely fell victim to a conflagration. The splendidly furnished interior contains some interesting frescoes.
Several museums in the valley offer interesting insights into the history and culture of the region: The Nativity Museum Fulpmes is housed in the middle of the village in a 500-year-old building and shows some rare and valuable nativity scenes. The museum provides information about folk culture and the history of the cribs. A walk-in nativity scene and the manger labyrinth are further attractions of the probably unique museum. Also in Fulpmes, about seven kilometers from Neustift, is the forge museum of the valley. As iron ore was mined for centuries in the neighboring high valley of Schlick, numerous blacksmiths settled in the region until the 16th century. At the Blacksmith Museum you can learn all about the history and development of blacksmithing in the valley and admire old original tools. The old Riedlschmiede on site offers, among other things, a grinding machine from 1812 and an original forging hammer from 1836. In the local museum Neustift, at Stubaitalstraße 650, you can learn how the rural life in the Stubai Valley in past centuries may have looked like. The museum is housed in an old farm and features farm equipment, household appliances and tools from earlier times. Opening times Nativity Museum Fulpmes: Wednesday to Sunday Opening hours Blacksmith Museum: Summer only - Wednesday 14.00 to 17.00 Opening hours Local museum: June to the end of September - Tuesday and Friday from 2 to 5 pm
In the mountains and valleys of the region you will find many varied hiking and mountain sports. Whether it's a leisurely hike from the mountain railway station, family hikes, Nordic walking or a high altitude hike - here every tourist can find a suitable path. Mountain sports schools and mountain guides as well as free guided hikes from the resort promise to teach you the right technique and get to know the best routes. Numerous huts and alpine pastures in many places invite you to stop in or spend the night in the mountains. With a stamp passport from the Tourist Information you can also get one of the coveted hiking needles as an additional incentive on a hiking holiday. Some interesting themed trails promise deeper insights into the Tyrolean mountain world with an audio guide or personal guided tour: the alpine plant trail provides information about the region's rare fauna. For example, the well-secured glacier path leads from the Eisgrat mountain station to the highest restaurant in Austria at 3,150 meters. Other interesting themed trails such as the nature trail to the Schlickeralm or the Panoramaweg Stubai Blick promise variety on a hiking holiday in the Stubai Valley. The Franz Senn Thematic Trail in honor of the pastor and tourism pioneer offers as a circular walk to Milders and back even two variants, so that both ambitious climbers and families with children here to get their money's worth.
In winter, the Stubai Valley is considered an absolutely snow-reliable ski and snowboard region: a total of four alpine ski areas can be found in the valley. The local mountain of Neustift im Stubaital is the 911. With the Elferbahn it goes directly from the village up to the mountain. The 8-passenger gondola lift Panoramabahn Elfer covers more than 1,000 meters in altitude and brings skiers and snowboarders up to 2,100 meters (www.elfer.at). The mountain has two kilometers of easy and five kilometers of intermediate slopes and a total of three more lifts. In addition to the ski area on the Elfer, alpine athletes will find three other alpine ski areas in the Stubai Valley, all of which are accessible by the Stubai Superskipass. Also for sledding and winter hiking the 911 is the perfect destination on the spot. An eight-kilometer-long toboggan run leads down to the valley, and especially night-time tobogganing on the floodlit toboggan run is an unforgettable holiday experience. Winter hikers will find about 80 kilometers of cleared winter hiking trails. Long-haulers will also get their money's worth on the various local trails. For example, the Neustift Talloipe offers around 40 kilometers of easy to medium-sized cross-country skiing on the spot. In total, the valley offers 62 kilometers of well-groomed trails at all altitudes and degrees of difficulty for extended cross-country skiing. In the tourist office a special winter hiking map with trail network is available for 2 euros. Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol, Dorf 3, 6167 Neustift Website: www.stubai.at E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: +43 501 8810
The ski resort on the Stubai Glacier is the largest glacier ski area in Austria and is often called the kingdom of snow. The area reaches up to 3,210 meters and can boast 35 runs of all levels of difficulty. Of these, the longest downhill run measures ten kilometers and extends from the Wildspitz mountain station at 3,210 meters down to the valley station at 1,750 meters. Guaranteed snow is guaranteed on the Stubai Glacier from October to June. The ski resort has also been awarded as the most family-friendly area in the Alps: In addition to good child care, children under 10 accompanied by a paying parent travel free on the glacier. Even in summer, the summit platform on the Stubai Glacier offers magnificent views. The ice grotto near the Eisgrat mountain station is located at almost 3,000 meters above sea level and offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of glaciers. Especially on hot days, the grotto is a unique and refreshing experience. An approximately 140-meter-long tour leads through the eternal ice about 30 meters below the ski slope. Visitors can also learn all about glacial moraine, glacier cut, glacier milk or glacier protection on the path to the Grotto. Stubaier Gletscher ski area, Mutterberg 2, 6167 Neustift im Stubaital Website: www.stubaier-gletscher.com Phone: +43 5226 8141 Opening times Glacier grotto: daily from July 8:30 to 15:30 Admission: Adults 5 Euro; Young people from 10 to 18 years 2.50 euros; Children under 10 years free
About three kilometers south of Neustift's Ranalt district lies the Grawa Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Austria. The approximately 180-meter-high waterfall is up to 85 meters wide: The Sulzaubach, which plunges here in the depth, is fed by three different glaciers. The Grawa Waterfall is the widest waterfall in the Eastern Alps and is protected as a natural monument. Especially in the early summer after the snow melts the waterfall offers a breathtaking sight. On the so-called Wild Water Trail you can walk to the falls and enjoy the spectacular views from two observation decks. From the parking lot on the Glacier Road, the Grawa Falls can be reached in just fifteen minutes. Further information at www.stubai.at
Anyone who always wanted to float through the air like an eagle, is just right in the Stubai Valley. On the spot you can swing from the mountain Elfer in the air. The mountain provides excellent takeoff and landing opportunities for paragliders and hang gliders, and is well-known far beyond the valley's borders. Taster courses and tandem flights with experienced pilots offer not only experienced airmen, but also beginners and newcomers the opportunity to experience the magnificent mountains of the Stubai Valley from the air once. Several flight schools can be found on site. See for example Website: www.air4you.at E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +43 664 342 0343 Costs: Young people from 75 Euro; Adults from 85 euros
Whether ice climbing on the ice climbing tower on the Stubai Glacier or, if possible, on the Grawa- or Pinnistal Falls, snowshoeing, ice skating or après-ski â € "in the Stubai Valley you will find the right winter fun for every winter holiday away from the piste or cross-country ski run. In the summer there are also unlimited opportunities for hiking and biking in the Stubai Valley. Whether via ferratas, climbing gardens or high ropes course - here you can enjoy nature well secured from a completely new perspective. Various mountain sports schools and mountain guides guarantee an exciting and safe holiday adventure in summer and winter alike. Mountain bikers will find around 720 kilometers of road in the Stubai Valley, where they can handle around 13,000 meters of altitude. Both mountain bikes and e-bikes can be rented on site.
Innsbruck with the famous Golden Roof and the unique ski jump, which has been awarded the Austrian Architecture Prize, can be reached by car in just 25 minutes and is also ideal for shopping. With the probably unique Stubaitalbahn the ride is even more comfortable. Other popular destinations such as the famous Renaissance jewel of Tratzberg Castle or the unique Crystal Worlds in Wattens are also just 35 minutes away by car. The fortified city of Kufstein or the picturesque Stams Abbey, as well as numerous other excursion destinations, will not leave you bored on one of the rare rainy days.
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How to get there ?
The best way to get to Stubaital is by plane via Innsbruck airport (www.innsbruck-airport.com). The airport is only about ten minutes from the entrance to the Stubai Valley and many hotels offer a shuttle service from the airport directly to the property. Even with a taxi or public transport you can reach the resort quickly. The approach to the Stubaital takes place from Germany, however, in most cases with your own car. For example, Neustift can be reached in less than two hours from Munich (about 180 kilometers). The most comfortable way is from Innsbruck via the Brenner motorway. The exit for the Stubaital is SchÃ¶nberg. From there it goes via Mieders, Telfes and Fulpmes to Neustift. In Austria there is a vignette required for motorways. Toll-free you can reach the Stubai valley on the Brenner road. By train (www.bahn.de) the journey is also via Innsbruck. A very special means of transport in the Stubai Valley is the Stubaitalbahn, which has been operating since 1904 as a tram from Fulpmes (just under seven kilometers from Neustift) to Innsbruck. The approximately one-hour drive goes through the towns of Telfes, Kreith, Raitis, Mutters and Natters and leads in many places through idyllic larch forests. The Stubai Card is valid for all public transport as well as the cable cars in the valley. In winter, a free ski bus connects the ski areas.
Neustift im stubaital city hall
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