The rectory from the 18th century, which forms a complex together with the parish church, has become distinctive for Mötz
Altitude: 654 m asl
Mötz is located along the Klammbach river in the Inn Valley. Already in 1290 AD, there was a bridge over the Inn river, turning Mötz into an important centre for shipping and log driving. Today, a road leads from here to the Mieming Plateau, connecting two holiday areas. A popular photo scene is the Maria Locherboden Pilgrimage Church, enthroning a rock spur. According to a legend, a mortally ill woman was healed in this place in the 18th century in front of the image of grace.
This church can be reached in a hike via a pending bridge or from the village of Stams. Once you reached the site, you can enjoy the great panoramic view on the Inn Valley, as well as the walls and vaults of the church itself, decorated with several impressive paintings by Toni Kirchmayr from Innsbruck. On a regular basis there are night-time pilgrimages and light processions to this place.
A further excursion destination near Mötz is Klamm Castle, surrounded by steep slopes on three sides. A short hike leads from the castle to the eponymous waterfall. Interesting: Mötz belongs to the areas of the "Yeniche", nomadic people. They were under way with their barrows in order to supply the population with goods and services such as broom-making and pan repairing. In the course of time the "Yeniche" language developed, which spread in the entire germanophone area.