Mieders is located in the anterior Stubaital valley at the foot of the 2,718 m high Serles mountain.
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Altitude: 952 m asl
Mieders is a clustered village with a centre, characterised by constructions with beautiful Baroque frescoes. The term Mieders probably derives from the celtic term “Bidaras”, which means “settlement of small farms”. From the 17th to the 20th century Mieders was temporarily also the seat of the courts of the Stubaital valley.
Worthwhile in this popular holiday resort is the old mill, which has been restored in detail work and provides an insight into handicrafts and farmers’ lives of ancient times. However, you are also invited to visit the chapel at the Kalvarienberg which has been built on the top of a hill in the centre of Mieders, as well as the “Maria Geburt” parish church, which is the most ancient church of the entire valley. The 53 m high Gothic steeple is visible already from far away, inside there is a late-Gothic choir arch crucifix dating back to the 16th century that is larger than life size. Your culture tour might terminate with a visit to the open-air exhibition at the Watschbichl, exhibiting pieces of arts of local artists!
The Serlesbahnen funicular, starting from the village, comfortably transports you into the Hochserles hiking area. Particularly popular is a hike on the local mountain Serles, already referred to as “high altar of Tyrol” by Goethe. Moreover there is the so-called “Hochmoorwanderung” as well as the Kaser-Mahder trail, snaking between the peaks of the Stubai and Zillertal Alps. Starting from the mountain station Koppeneck there are several worthwhile MTB trails taking you into the mountains of the Stubaital valley. In winter, however, the Serlesbahnen Mieders skiing area, together with three further skiing areas in the valley, that are Schlick 2000, 11er-Lifte Neustift and Stubai Glacier, offers enjoyable winter fun. Seeking even more variety in your leisure time? Why don’t you try snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing or curling?
Our recommendation: unforgettable, particularly for your kids, is a ride on the summer sledge track of Mieders. On this 2.8 km long track overcoming 640 m of altitude there are 40 steep curves, absolutely not for the faint-hearted!