Pfaffenhofen

There are several buildings that are worth a visit in Pfaffenhofen, and most of them can be combined with a pleasant promenade.

Altitude: 642 m a.s.l.

Pfaffenhofen extends from the village centre south of the Inn river to the 2,797 m high Hocheder, the highest elevation of the municipality. The coat of arms of Pfaffenhofen shows a red crenellated wall as symbol for Castel Hörtenberg, of which only the donjon has been preserved. The black trident above derives from the emblem of one of the first judge families of this area.

In summer, Pfaffenhofen is a popular destination for peace seekers and sports enthusiasts. Those who love cycling and inline skating feel at ease along the Inn Cycle Route - Tiroler Oberland with its beautiful meadows. If you aim higher, there are destinations such as the Widdersberger Mountain Hut at almost 1,700 m a.s.l., where you are rewarded by delicious dishes and a stunning view, and the Peter Anich Trail on the terraces of the Inn Valley. When the first snow begins to fall, skiing areas such as the Rangger Köpfl or the Olympic Region Seefeld are within easy reach.

In the village centre rises the Assumption of Our Lady Church dating back to 1310. In the course of time, it was converted to Baroque style and reconstructed in Gothic style. In the 5th century, an itinerant bishop settled down in Pfaffenhofen - the remains of the former bishop's seat can still today be venerated under the presbytery of the church. Above the village, however, there's the donjon of Hörtenberg Castle: There are plans to transform it into a site for cultural events.

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