St. Sigmund im Sellrain

The charming St. Sigmund im Sellrain, the highest located village in the Sellraintal valley, is located at 1,500 m a.s.l

Altitude: 1,513 m a.s.l.

Several hamlets and the Obertal and the rear Lüsenstal valleys form the municipality of St. Sigmund, a mountain village in the rear Sellrain Valley. It is the largest municipality of the valley, covering an area of impressive 102 sqkm, but it is only inhabited by some 200 people. Once upon a time, St. Sigmund was a famous weigh station along the road from the Inn Valley to the Oetztal. After an avalanche in 1970, the hamlet Alt-Peida was destroyed and reconstructed as Neu-Peida.

Winter sports is very important in this area: The rear Lüsens Valley is a paradise for those who love ski touring. Moreover, St. Sigmund im Sellrain offers the Lüsens-Praxmar cross-country ski trail at 1,400 m a.s.l., taking you across the fairytale winter landscape and offering great panoramic views. For those who love skiing and snowboarding, the highest located ski resort throughout Austria, which is Kühtai, is located only 8 km away. In summer there are numerous hiking trails taking you e.g. in the posterior Lüsens Valley, across untouched nature.

There are two sights that you should not miss at all: On the one hand the parish church dedicated to Saint Sigmund, which is illuminated at night - it was constructed in 1490 AD and is perfectly embedded in the alpine landscape on an elevation. On the other hand the Nature and Glacier Path, where information panels tell about the flora and fauna and the glaciers in the valley. The trails were awarded with the Tyrolean quality seal "Tiroler Bergwege-Gütesiegel".

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