Neustift im Stubaital
The mighty Stubai Glacier towers up in the distance.
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Altitude: 1,000 m asl
Already the Romans left their marks in this area. The Stubaital valley has been mentioned for the first time in 1000 AC under the name of “Stupeia”. However, Neustift im Stubaital is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. Exactly 109 mountains tower in this area, some of which are more than 3,000 metres high. Neustift, located only 25 km from Innsbruck, is characterised by the parish church Saint Georg. This church, by the way the second largest village church of Tyrol, features an interior with magnificient frescos.
In Neustift and surroundings, there are several hiking trails, for example the alpine fauna educational trail, the “WildeWasserWeg” and the popular Stubai high path featuring a length of about 120 km. However, there are also four outdoor swimming pools, providing refreshment on hot summer days. Moreover the summer sledge track guarantees fun and action along 40 steep turns. More comfortable? The “Stubai Alpine Express”, a pick-up train, takes you from the mountain station Koppeneck to Maria Waldrast.
One glance only makes winter sport enthusiasts’ hearts leap for joy, as there is the largest glacier skiing area of Tyrol, which is the Stubai Glacier. From October to June you can ski on 110 km of ski slopes, before enjoying après ski in one of the ski lodges. A total of 26 lift facilities take you on 3,210 m asl, hardly surprising that the Stubai Glacier is called “Kingdom of Snow”. In the unlikely case this skiing area might not satisfy yourt needs, there are also the 11er-Lifte Neustift skiing area in the neighbouring Fulpmes as well as the ski centre Schlick 2000 and the Serlesbahnen Mieders skiing areas. Enjoy winter sports!
Our recommendation: a hike to the Grawa waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Austria. It is located near the Grawa mountain hut, only 15 km from the village. In summer the scenery is really great and in winter this waterfall is a real treat for ice climbers.