Pfunds 2011

Pfunds

Pfunds in the Oberinntal valley is located in a tri-border region close to Switzerland and Italy.

Altitude: 970 m asl

The municipality of Pfunds comprises the villages of Stuben and Pfunds-Dorf, connected by a wooden bridge that has been established in 1950, as well as the hamlets Wand, Vorder- and Hinterkobel, Birkach, Lafairs, Stein and Greit. Since the 1980s Pfunds attaches great importance to ecological community policy, establishing solar panels, focusing on energy recovery in winter gardens as well as pollution-free heating systems with biomass and wood chips.

Thanks to its location in the tri-border region Austria-Switzerland-Italy, Pfunds offers a wide variety of hiking possibilities, e.g. into the Radurschlklamm gorge, to the Fischeralm pasture with its bird park or to the Hohenzollernhaus refuge and its unique waterfall. Even those who seek adventures are at exactly the right place, as Pfunds is a stronghold for canyoning and rafting in the Inn river. An artificial as well as a natural high-rope course complete the offer for those who seek the thrill…

Pfunds and surroundings offer lots of possibilities for winter sports: the elevated plain of Pfunds Tschey is a perfect place for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Moreover there is the “Snowcard-Gold”, which beside for the Skiworld Pfunds is also valid for the skiing areas Ischgl/Samnaun (230 km ski slopes), Nauders (75 km ski slopes), Kaunertal Glacier (36 km ski slopes) and the family skiing area Ried-Prutz-Fendels (16 km of ski slopes). Across the border, there are the skiing areas Bad Scoul in Switzerland and Passo Resia, located in South Tyrol/Italy. As you might notice, the variety regarding ski slopes is huge!

Our recommendation: the village boasts various sights, such as the tower “Turm am Inn”, which served as hunting residence to Emperor Maximillian, as well as the Liebfrauenkirche church built in late Gothic style and the Richterhaus with its beautiful frescoes.

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