Sistrans looks back on a 1,200 year-long history and is today a quiet holiday village in the surroundings of Innsbruck.
Altitude: 919 m a.s.l.
Sistrans is located in idyllic position at a low mountain range terrace near Innsbruck. The coat of arms of the municipality shows the anterior part of a red dragon on white ground: It derives from the seal of Konrad von Sistrans and is already illustrated on a document of the 13th century.
The Speckbach Trail, named after the Tyrolean freedom fighter Josef Speckbacher (1767-1820), leads past the village and takes you to the Olympic bobsleigh track in Igls and to the Archeologic Trail Goldbichl. In the other direction, it snakes its way through meadows and fields to the golf course of Rinn and further on to Tulfes, past the villages at the foot of Mt. Patscherkofel. Wooden benches make your stops along the path even more pleasant. Also the Sistranser Alm is a popular destination: The path takes you in two hours to this hut, which is known for its delicious cuisine.
In winter, Sistrans awaits you with an ice skating ground and the 5 km long natural toboggan run at the Sistrans Mountain Hut. For skiers and snowboarders, the Patscherkofel Skiing Area is located nearby. By the way: The so-called "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.