Trins is located at the beginning of the original Gschnitztal valley.
Altitude: 1,242 m asl
Trins has been mentioned for the first time in 1030 AD as “Trunnes” and since 1811 it is an independent municipality. Trins is located about 30 km in the south of Innsbruck, in the Gschnitztal valley, a tributary valley of the Wipptal valley. It is one of the only genuine and original villages left, characterised by its rural flair. The Rhaeto-Romance buildings in Trins form a scattered village. The municipality developed as mineworker settlement and only after the mines have been closed down in the 17th century, the village took up agricultural activities.
However, striking buildings in Trins are Schneeberg Castle which has been built on a glacial moraine, as well as the late Gothic parish church, dating back to 1359 AD. Once upon a time above the village there was a druidstone, which was taken away later as the Trinserstrasse road was constructed. Another relic of ancient times is the mill at the Padasterbach river which is still in operation. In this mill, Hans, the miller makes you experience original craftsmanship…
Trins offers a great natural landscape and the intact nature of the valley transform this village into an idyllic oasis of calm. A hiking path network of 300 km snakes its way across the landscape at the foot of the Blaser mountain (2,241 m asl). Another popular hiking destination is the Padasterjochhaus refuge above Trins, which represents an amazing viewpoint in the Stubai Alps. If you seek refreshment on hot summer days we recommend you a hike to the Sarnthein waterfall: at the hotel Zita you take the trail n° 53 to the St. Barbara chapel and proceed on trail n° 54 to the waterfall. Reachable within half an hour only, this natural monument is located in striking position in the heart of a forest. A special: sometimes in summer this waterfall is illuminated, so you can do a nighttime walk to this worthwhile natural sight!
Our recommendation: due to the natural beauty of the landscape, Trins has also a role to play in several movies, e. g. “Wetterleuchten um Barbara” and “The last Valley”. Also a scene of the famous Hollywood movie “The Bourne Identity” has been shot at the head of the Gschnitztal valley!