At the head of the Axamer Tal there is the Axamer Lizum, a hiking and skiing area, which can be reached by foot from the village.
Altitude: 874 m a.s.l.
In the western low mountain range above Innsbruck there's Axams: The Celtic term means "village on an elevation". In the 19th century, flax cultivation flourished in the area. The holiday resort is also the birthplace of some famous personalities, including the author Karl Schönherr (1867-1943) and the world downhill champion in alpine skiing of 1935, Franz Zingerle (1908-1988).
In winter, the largest skiing area of Innsbruck and surroundings - the Axamer Lizum - is only some km away. It awaits you with 41 km of well-groomed slopes and a freestyle funpark. "Lizum" means head of the valley, so here you are at the end of the Axams Valley. A beautiful winter hike starts in the village and takes you through this valley. In summer, however, the Adolf Pichler Mountain Hut in the heart of the Stubai Alps and the Kematen Alpine Pasture are popular hiking destinations.
But Axams is a real hot spot for active holidaymakers and offers even more: After a day in the mountains, you may relax in the Leisure Centre Axams with its indoor pool, heated outdoor pool and sauna world. Moreover, the leisure time facility includes a bouldering gym with nine routes, and nearby there are an ice skating ground and a curling ground. The most significant building of Axams is the parish church, dedicated to John the Baptist. Today it is a Gothic building - only the adjacent St. Michael Chapel, attached to the vestry, still presents the Romanesque style.