Vomp

For its richness in water, Vomp is also famous as spring and fountain village.

Altitude: 566 m asl

Inhabited by some 4,500 people, Vomp extends from the Inn riverside and the Karwendel mountain chain to the border of Bavaria. The municipal area includes the seven villages Dorf, Vomp-Talboden, Fiecht, Vomperberg, Altmahd/Pirchat, Innerhöfe and Hinteriss. A popular destination is of course the Alpine Park Karwendel, a famous nature reserve in the homonymous mountain chain.

The information centre of the Alpine Park Karwendel at Hinterriss provides information about the incomparable natural landscape by means of modern techniques. After a visit to the information centre, head out for hiking, mountain biking and mountaineering in this fascinating area. Only a few km from the centre, there is the so-called “Eng” at 1,200 m asl, characterised by a vast area covered by 2,000 maples. In this area, accessible also via a toll road, there are also some alpine pastures and a dairy that can be visited. For active holidays, in the village itself there is a fitness parcours with 12 stations, whereas in winter you can enjoy skiing and cross-country skiing on the Vomperberg mountain and at Riss.

Vomp has also got some cultural sights to offer, e.g several chapels: the Hofer chapel dating back to 1819 is dedicated to the Fourteen Auxiliary Saints and decorated with an altarpiece of Johann Georg Höttinger from 1730. The Kreuzbichl chapel, however, dates back to the year 1705 and was a pilgrimage site for a long period of time. Famous are also the Veit’n chapel, also known as Maria-Schnee chapel, of the 18th century and the Lourdes chapel. Two further buildings complete our village tour: on the one hand the Fiecht monastery at which also the Way of St. James goes part, on the other hand Sigmundslust Castle, the former hunting château of Archduke Sigismund der Münzreiche.

Our recommendation: what is particularly interesting in autumn is the area of the so-called “Eng”, enchanting its visitors with a wide varied of golden colours. Don’t miss this astonishingly beautiful area!

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