The holiday resort Flaurling is located in the Inntal valley between Telfs and Zirl.
Altitude: 675 m asl
The three component localities Flaurling-Dorf, Flaurling-Bahnhof and Flaurlingberg form the municipality of Flaurling, located in the Inntal valley in a position that is sheltered from the wind. “Flurininga”, as it used to be called, was mentioned for the first time already in 763 AD. The black-white-red emblem of the municipality shows a giant that cleaves a tree trunk. This motif derives from the emblem of the family of the humanist Sigismund Ris (1431-1532), who was priest of Flaurling for several decades. He left some precious cultural relics to the village.
The village is a great starting point for hikes and mountain bike tours into the surroundings. The Flaurlinger Alm pasture is for example a popular hiking destination and at the same time starting point for mountain tours. From the centre of Flaurling, a trail takes you to the Kohlerkapelle chapel, and then you proceed on a wide hiking trail across the Flaurlinger valley to the Flaurlinger Alm pasture at 1,614 m asl. This hike takes you about 3 hours. And you can also do this course with your mountain bike - the mountain hut, open in the summer months, offers refreshments after the tour.
Flaurling is a village that harkens back to a long history, a fact that is testified for example by several farms, still preserved in their original state. Moreover there is the so-called Ris-building, dating back to the 15th century, which originally was a hunting castle. Later on it was handed over to the chaplain Sigmund Ris. Consequently this castle transformed into a lordy parish house. Also interesting is the Mair’s mill, which is very well-preserved. And why don’t you combine a visit to this mill with a pleasant promenade?! Also worth to be visited is the local parish church dedicated to Saint Margareta. In 1326 it was only a little chapel, which was transformed in the 16th century by the chaplain Sigismund Ris. The church is aligned towards east, which is not at all typical for Tyrol, where the churches are normally oriented towards west.
Our recommendation: in 1995 Flaurling got the “Award for Village Renewal”. Great perspectives for astonishingly beautiful holidays in this history-charged village of North Tyrol!