Pillim Winter
Pillim Winter

Pill

Pill is located in the close surroundings of Schwaz in the so-called “Silver Region Karwendel”.

Altitude: 556 m asl

While Pill is located at the foot of the detritic cone of the Pillbach river, the hamlets belonging to the municipality are spread over the Kellerjoch mountain. Once upon a time the area surrounding Pill was marshland, but has been transformed into fertile soil in the 18th and 19th century after river regulation. The emblem of the village depicts three golden flames on blue background, which is the symbol for the smelt-works that once upon a time existed in this area. Moreover there are two waves representing the Pillbach river. The smelt-works and the river are once more emphasized by the colours gold and blue.

Together with Niederberg, Pillberg and Hochpillberg, extending on 1,100 m asl and considered to be the sun balcony of Pill, the village of Pill forms the municipal area. One of the main sights is the St. Anna parish church with its huge bulbous spire. The precious ceiling frescoes dating back to the year 1767 were established by Christoph Anton Mayr (1720-1771). A particular attraction is also the local tree root carver, who is a popular artist. In the 4 km distant city of Schwaz there is the famous silver mine, which takes you about 800 m into the mountain, as well as the knight’s castle Freundsberg above Schwaz, hosting the city museum. As you might notice, there is much to do also in case of bad weather!

Surrounded by mountains, Pill is an ideal starting point for hikes and cycling tours as well as pleasant promenades on several theme paths in the surroundings. An outdoor swimming pool, a riding stable and tennis courts provide fun and action in summertime. Winter holidays can be enjoyed on the slopes of the Kellerjoch, which is kind of local mountain for the village, offering 14 km of ski runs, the 8 km long natural toboggan run and a nordic cross-country ski trail.

Our recommendation: the Kellerjoch mountain (2,344 m asl) is one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains of the Tux Prealps. Both in summer and winter (skiing area) it is accessible via the Kellerjoch funicular. In case of good weather conditions you can see to Munich, Italy, Switzerland and Arlberg!

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