Flirsch is a little holiday resort in the Stanzertal valley located between the city of Landeck and the Arlberg pass.
Altitude: 1,157 m asl
Flirsch is a holiday resort offering an astonishingly beautiful centre with ancient buildings furnished with timber shingles and wall paintings. When the centre of the village has been mentioned for the first time as “Persir” in 1275 AD, in this place the Rhaeto-Romance language was still spoken. The name Flirsch probably derives from “floris”, which means “spring flower”. Also the six yellow crocuses on dark-blue ground illustrated on the emblem of the village refer to this meaning.
Beside the parish church, which has been enlarged in the years 1811 and 1812 and is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, also the Lourdes chapel belongs to the ecclesiastic buildings of great interest in the village. This chapel has been built on the slope above the Lourdes grotto and contains a life-size statue of the Virgin Mary by the artist Hans Posch (1920-2011). The grotto is accessible from Flirsch via a trail in a 15-minutes’ walk. Worth visiting is also the Flirsch carving (Schnitzstube Flirsch) and the alpine dairy, where local farmer’s products are produced.
Beside a large number of hiking trails snaking in the beautiful mountains of the environs, also fishing, mountain biking, cycling and Nordic Walking are very popular activities in summertime. Moreover there is the boulder gym Flirsch in the village, with a climbing surface of 80 sqm. In winter, however, you can start experiencing the big ski resort Ski Arlberg with its 303 km of ski slopes, all accessible with one single ski-pass. And in the village itself there is a little lift facility and a ski school where you can make your first passes on snow. The 1 km long illuminated toboggan run Flirsch as well as the 22 km long cross-country ski run Stanzertal, connecting St. Anton am Arlberg with the village of Flirsch, complete the winter offer.
Our recommendation: Flirsch is located in central position at the Arlberg area. For this reason you can even make day trips to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol and Bavaria!