Rietz with its three churches, one of the holiday villages of Innsbruck, is a popular holiday resort that is committed to soft tourism.
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Altitude: 685 m asl
Between Telfs and Imst there is the little municipality of Rietz, which extends from the valley bottom at the Inn river to Mt. Rietzer Griesskogel, a peak of the Stubai Alps. The history of the village includes eight centuries - once upon a time, arts such as tatting and the production of rosaries were widely spread. The coat of arms of the municipality shows three churches on green ground, representing the three churches of the village.
One of these is the St. Anthony Church, a pilgrimage site in Rokoko style and a popular place for weddings. Furthermore, there are the St. Valentine Church and the Church of the Holy Cross. Also the Local Museum of Rietz is well-worth a visit: It is lodged in the elementary school and offers you an insight into the long history of the village. If you like the delicious and special food, the berries garden "Mair's Beerengarten" is the right place for you: Here, delicious juices, jams and fruit teas are produced, as well as prizewinning liquors in the only distillery of Tyrol made of glass.
Rietz is committed to soft tourism. The immediate surroundings with the nature reserve between Rietz and Mieming are ideal for recharging one's batteries. Hikes take you to destinations such as the Peter Anich Mountain Hut, the Unterseeben Alpine Pasture or, and if you aim higher, the peak of Mt. Rietzer Griesskogel (2,884 m a.s.l.). In winter, this local mountain is a popular destination for those who love ski touring. The 3-hour tour includes a great view. By the way: Every three years, Carnival is extensively celebrated in Rietz - with a humorous review on the local events.