Ranggen

A historical peculiarity is the Ferklehen Estate, which was entitled to supervise the Inn ferry boat and later on the Inn bridge.

Altitude: 826 m a.s.l.

The holiday resort of Ranggen is located in a hollow of the Inntal terrace, at the foot of Mt. Rangger Köpfl. Its name derives from the term "rank" and means "slope". The coat of arms of the municipality illustrates, among others, a white dragon which is the brisure of the patron saint: The Saint Magnus Church in Raggen boasts one of the most beautiful vestries of Tyrol. But the white dragon also represents the dangerously steep "Reissender Ranggen", a hillside at the village.

The local mountain of Ranggen is the 1,939 m high Rangger Köpfl. This elevation, parts of which belong to the municipal territory, is a popular hiking area in summer. It is comfortably accessible by the lift facilities in Oberperfuss. The summit offers you an astonishingly beautiful view on the Lechtal Alps, the Mieming Range and the majestic Stubai Glacier. In winter, it transforms into a small but mighty skiing area with 17 km of ski slopes. Part of it is also the illuminated and 10 km long toboggan run Rangger Köpfl, one of the longest ones of the region.

Some years ago, the "Weg der Befreiung" - the Path of Liberation - was established in Ranggen. It starts at the parish church and takes you to the Resurrection Chapel, an ideal spot for recharging one's batteries. Along the trail there are seven stations, e.g. the over-dimensional hands that seem to collect the water of the little waterfall. These pieces of art are known as the "Seven Masterpieces of Mercy" and are aimed at reminding, that giving is more important than taking.

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