Tulfes is located at the foot of the 2,677 m high Glungezer mountain.
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Altitude: 923 m asl
Tulfes is a pretty holiday resort extending at a low mountain range terrace, about 6 km from Hall in Tirol and 12 km from Innsbruck. The municipal territory is made up of the villages Tulfes, Tulferberg, Gasteig and Volderwald and extends up to the head of the Voldertal valley to the Naviser Jöchl pass. The term Tulfes derives from the Latin term “tellevo” which means “cultivable soil”. The emblem of the municipality shows a stylized angle measure in silver and a black lance, both brisures of Saint Thomas, the local patron saint of the village.
First-choice excursion destination in summer and winter months is the local mountain of Tulfes, the Glungezer. This mountain offers possibilities for hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and is also a great viewpoint. The view from its top includes the Karwendel mountain chain as well as the Inntal valley extending at your feet. Regarding hiking we recommend you the Zirbenweg trail, a circular route snaking at 2,000 m asl. This is also where the largest Swiss pine forest of the Alps and one of the largest Swiss pine forests of Europe grows. By the way, it is proven that you sleep better in Swiss pine tree beds, as this wood lowers your heart rate, which basically contributes to a healthy sleep. Another hike takes you on the summit of the Glungezer mountain (2,677 m asl). With the Glungezerbahn chair lift you travel to the Tulfeinalm mountain hut, where you start your walk to the top. You are rewarded with an astonishingly beautiful view!
In winter this mountain transforms into a small but mighty skiing area with 22 km of ski slopes, among which the longest downhill run of Tyrol. Equally popular are ski tours across the mighty winter landscape. Walking through the calm winter landscape is balm for body and soul. In the village itself you can find a sports field, a sauna with solarium, whirlpool and massages as well as a bowling alley, completing the offer.
Our recommendation: you seek a winter experience of the very special kind? So why don’t you try “Klumperspass”, which is a single-blade sledge, unique in Tyrol!