The village of Lans with its 1,000 inhabitants is above all famous for its Lake Lans.
Altitude: 867 m asl
About 8 km from Innsbruck there is the village of Lans, located at the foot of the 2,246 m high Patscherkofel mountain. The name Lans dates back to the Illyrian, the village itself was mentioned for the first time in 1180 AD as “Lannes”. Lans is located along the former salt road from Hall in Tirol to Matrei am Brenner. The emblem of the municipality illustrates a water lily referring to Lake Lans, as well as a mitre and lance, symbols for St. Lambert, the patron saint of the parish church.
Lake Lans, known all over Tyrol, is of glacial origin. Today this pond is a popular lake for swimming and represents a recreation area for visitors coming from near and far. Despite of its location at 1,000 m asl, in high summer the water temperature rises up to 25 degrees and attracts a large number of visitors. It does not only offer a lido with pool for kids, but also a children’s playground and an island in the lake. Furthermore there are a naturist area and pedalos, the latter make you experience the lake from another perspective. Also the golf course “Sperberegg”, a 9-hole golf course, is a popular destination for those who love active holidays. In winter, however, Lake Lans transforms into an ice skating ground, while the Patscherkofel mountain, at the foot of which the holiday resort is located, offers a small but mighty skiing area with 18 km of ski slopes and 7 lift facilities. 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, accepted therapies and the latest scientific findings are combined in order to achieve the best possible success. In the south of this facility there is a Kneipp facility with foot bath basin and arm basins. To those who love culture we warmly recommend a visit to the parish church dating back to the 14th century, boasting also a collection of relics, consigned to the church by the knight Florian von Waldauf at the beginning of the 16th century. In this way the church also became a pilgrimage site. In the inn “Zur Traube”, however, the custom office of salt trade was hosted in former times…
Our recommendation: at the edge of the village, there is a stop of the so-called “Mittelgebirgsbahn”, which is a tram that comfortably takes you to Igls and also to Innsbruck!