Sistrans is located in idyllic position at a low mountain range terrace, only 8 km from Innsbruck.
Altitude: 919 m asl
Sistrans with its 1,500 inhabitants is located in the south east of Innsbruck. Already around 1,200 BC the area was settled, in 1050 AD Sistrans was mentioned for the first time. The emblem of the municipality shows the anterior part of a red dragon on white ground. The dragon derives from the seal of Konrad von Sistrans and is already illustrated on a document of the 13th century.
In summer, the mountains of North Tyrol attracts visitors from all over and casts a spell over them. The “Speckbachweg” trail for example, named after the Tyrolean freedom fighter, is really popular in this area. On 15 km this comfortable trail snakes past the villages at the foot of the Patscherkofel mountain, from Ellbögen via Patsch, Sistrans and Rinn to Tulfes. There are hardly any drops, and several park benches make your stops along the path even more pleasant, as the scenery you can enjoy is really great. Also the Sistrans pasture is a popular excursion destination: the Almweg trail takes you to this alpine pasture in about 1.5 hours. It is located at the foot of the Patscherkofel mountain at 1,611 m asl and is known for its delicious cuisine. The view ranges from the Nordkette mountain chain to the chief city of Innsbruck.
In winter, however, there is an ice skating ground, a sports hall and a 5 km long toboggan run starting at the Sistran pasture. For skiers and snowboarders, the Patscherkofel skiing area is located nearby, offering 18 km of well-groomed ski slopes. If you prefer culture rather than sports we recommend you to visit the parish church of Sistrans, first mentioned in 1339. It is dedicated to the Belgian abbess Gertrud von Nivelles. As Innsbruck is located very close, we recommend you the acquire the so-called “Innsbruck Card” which is available in the tourist offices. Not only the entrance fees of the museums, but also the tour with the sightseeing bus and further sights in the surroundings are included, such as the Mint Tower in Hall and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens.
Our recommendation: the “Sistiger Bannzaun” is a peculiarity of the village. It is a 600 m long dry stone wall that is part of the municipal boundary to Aldrans.