Telfs is located at the foot of the 2,662 m high Hohe Munde, a mountain that belongs to the Mieminger mountain chain.
Altitude: 633 m asl
The 12 component localities Bairbach, Birkenberg, Brand, Buchen, Hinterberg, Lehen, Moos, Mösern, Platten, Sagl, St. Veit and Wildmoos make up the municipality of Telfs. Boasting some 15,000 inhabitants it is the third municipality of Tyrol in terms of size, after Innsbruck and Kufstein. For a long period of time Telfs was a centre of textile industry. The emblem of the municipality illustrates half of the Austrian heraldic animal, the eagle, as well as the colours red and white, which are the official colours of Tyrol. In 1908 Tyrol was raised a market town.
Telfs is a spot for those who love active holidays! This not only due to the great mountains that surround the municipality, but also thanks to the leisure time facilities the village has got to offer, including an indoor and outdoor pool, the sports centre Telfs with climbing wall, bowling alley and more, the sports field Emat, the tennis facility Birkenberg as well as the golf course Wildmoos in the homonymous village. This 18-hole golf course is perfectly embedded in the nature reserve Wildmoos and offers breathtaking views on the surrounding mountains. Ancient larches, spruces and birch trees flank the course.
However, also those who love culture are going to feel at ease in this small town. Worth seeing are above all the three churches of Telfs: the Saint Peter and Paul church, boasting a double steeple, was constructed in neo-Romanesque style in the year 1863. The Franciscan convent and the respective church, however, were built in the 18th century, while the Holy Spirit church was consecrated in 2002. Its main characteristic is a picture cycle on the Holy Spirit by Maurizio Bonato. Would you like to know more about the history of Telfs? If true, we recommend you to visit the Carnival and local museum, hosted in the so-called “Noaflhaus”. There are also several events taking place: since 1981, every year there are the “Tiroler Volksschauspiele”, which include theatre performances of famous authors such as Felix Mitterer. Furthermore Telfs boasts a particular Carnival custom called “Schleicherlaufen”, taking place every five years (the next time in 2015). It is believed that it has already existed in 1571, since the second half of the 19th century it used to be performed in the way it is today.
Our recommendation: Telfs is located 27 km from Innsbruck and is connected with the Alpine City by two urban trains. Enjoy a day in the city of Innsbruck!