Lans

The village of Lans is above all famous for its Lake Lans, a popular lake for swimming and recreation area near Innsbruck.

Altitude: 867 m a.s.l.

Lans stretches near Innsbruck at the foot of the 2,246 m high Patscherkofel, a hiking area in summer and skiing area in winter. The coat of arms of the municipality illustrates a water lily referring to Lake Lans, while the mitre and the lance are the symbols for St. Lambert, the patron saint of the parish church. It boasts a collection of relics, consigned to the church by the knight Florian von Waldauf at the beginning of the 16th century, making it a pilgrimage site.

Famous Lake Lans is of glacial origin, and today a popular bathing lake and recreation area. Despite of its location at 1,000 m a.s.l., in high summer the water temperature rises up to 25 degrees C. It features a bathing establishment with pool for kids, children's playground, an island and a pedal boat rental to make you experience the lake from another perspective. Also the golf course Sperberegg, which is part of the Golfclub Innsbruck-Igls, is a popular destination.

In winter, however, Lake Lans transforms into an ice skating ground, and the Patscherkofel into a family skiing area with 18 km of slopes. This is where the famous Austrian alpine skier Franz Klammer won his gold medal in downhill in the Olympic Winter Games of 1976. The medical centre Lanserhof is another attraction in the village. It offers holistic alternative cures by the so-called "Lans Med Concept": Traditional medicine, naturopathy and the latest scientific findings are combined in order to achieve the best possible success. In the south of it there is a Kneipp facility.

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