Polling in Tirol

One of the event highlights of Polling in Tirol is the Krampus Run with theatre performance, attracting a large number of visitors

Altitude: 615 m a.s.l.

Polling in Tirol, located in the beautiful Inn Valley, extends from the village centre up to the 2,211 m high Flaurlinger Joch saddle. In 763 AD, "Pollinga" was mentioned for the first time. Today, at the bottom of the valley the famous Inn Cycle Route runs across the village. This trail is divided into two parts: The Tiroler Unterland stage between the Engadine and Innsbruck passes into the Tiroler Oberland stage at Innsbruck. It continues to Erl, where the Bavarian Inn Cycle Route starts.

Furthermore, the village is located along the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, which leads across Europe. A station of this pilgrimage route is the local church, dedicated to the Saints Rochus and James. The latter is the advocate of pilgrims. Slightly higher passes the Peter Anich Trail on the terraces of the Inn Valley, which follows the footsteps of the famous cartographer Peter Anich.

There is also a legend regarding Polling: Once upon a time, in the area of the Schwimmbach river a good deal of silver was found. That treasure was discovered by an inhabitant, who started to have his shoes shoed with silver and to shoot with silver bullets. But he was observed, and finally the entire village benefited from the treasure. In this way, Polling became the third village of Tyrol in terms of wealth. However, it is more probable that there was a silver mine in those days.

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