Flirsch features an astonishingly beautiful centre with ancient buildings furnished with timber shingles and wall paintings
Altitude: 1,157 m a.s.l.
Flirsch was mentioned for the first time as "Persir" in 1275 AD, when the Romansh language, related to the Latin language, was still spoken here. The name probably derives from "floris", which means "spring flower": Also the six yellow crocuses on the coat of arms of the village refer to this meaning. Today, Flirsch is a little holiday resort in the Stanzertal valley, located in the heart of the mountains between the town of Landeck and the Arlberg Mountain Pass.
One of the buildings of great interest is the Lourdes Chapel which rises 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 in a 15-minute walk. Worth visiting is also the Arlberg Dairy, a small alpine diary which is specialized in the production of old Tyrolean cheese varieties.
Besides the wide outdoor offer in the mountains of the Stanzertal valley in summer, also climbing is in the program: The Flirsch Boulder Hall offers a climbing wall of 80 sqm and therefore great training conditions also in winter. However, if you prefer outdoor activities also during the cold months, the Ski Arlberg, Austria's largest interconnected ski resort, awaits you. In the village itself there is a small ski lift and a ski school, as well as the illuminated toboggan run Flirsch Kohlwald and the 22 km long Stanzertal cross-country ski run which follows the course of the Rosanna river.