Go for a stroll across the centre and admire the lushly decorated farms along the Kirchstrasse, Mittelgasse and Ostergasse roads.
Altitude: 868 m a.s.l.
South-west of Innsbruck there's the municipality of Götzens with its health spa. The village centre is characterised by its rural charm: The ancient farms are in parts under monumental protection. In the 13th century, the Vellenberg Fortress, a considerable building, was part of the municipality. As it was destroyed by an earthquake in the 17th century, only remnants are left today.
Other historical buildings are the St. Therese Chapel in the centre of the village and the Saint Peter and Paul Church, boasting elaborate decorations and stucco works. The latter, designated as parish church in 1786, is praised for its acoustics and is therefore a popular venue for church concerts. The above mentioned health spa is a centre for medicine and physiotherapy today.
From the valley station in Götzens, the Nockspitz Cable Car takes you to Mt. Pfriemesköpfl, a hiking area in summer. 200 metres lower there's the Muttereralm Park with its Mountain Carts and the Bikepark Innsbruck. In winter, the area turns into the Muttereralm Skiing Area, which can be reached directly from Götzens and Mutters. Among the ski slopes there's also the Götzens Slope, one of the most beautiful forested ski runs in Austria. Ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides and tobogganing from the Götzens Mountain Hut complete the winter offer.