Tulfes

Tulfes is located at the foot of the 2,677 m high Glungezer mountain.

Altitude: 923 m asl

Tulfes is a pretty holiday resort extending at a low mountain range terrace, about 6 km from Hall in Tirol and 12 km from Innsbruck. The municipal territory is made up of the villages Tulfes, Tulferberg, Gasteig and Volderwald and extends up to the head of the Voldertal valley to the Naviser Jöchl pass (2,479 m asl). The term Tulfes derives from the Latin term “tellevo” which means “cultivable soil”. The emblem of the municipality shows a stylized angle measure in silver and a black lance, both brisures of Saint Thomas, the local patron saint of the village.

First-choice excursion destination is the local mountain of Tulfes, the Glungezer. This mountain offers possibilities for hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and is also a great viewpoint. The view from its top includes the Karwendel mountain chain as well as the Inntal valley extending at your feet. With the Glungezerbahn chair lift you travel to the Tulfein Alm refuge, where you start your 2 hour-walk to the 2,677 m high summit of the Glungezer mountain. Furthermore we recommend you the Stone Pine Path, a circular route snaking at 2,000 m asl. This is where the largest stone pine forest of the Alps and one of the largest stone pine forests of Europe grows. By the way, it is proven that you sleep better in stone pine tree beds, as this wood lowers your heart rate, which basically contributes to a healthy sleep.

In winter the Glungezer mountain transforms into a small but mighty skiing area with 23 km of ski slopes, among which the longest downhill run of Tyrol. Equally popular are ski tours across the calm and mighty winter landscape. Furthermore, in the village itself you can find a sports field, a sauna with solarium, whirlpool and massages as well as a bowling alley.

Our recommendation: you seek a winter experience of the very special kind? So why don’t you try the so-called “Klumperspass” (Klumper fun) with a single-blade sledge. Unique in Tyrol!

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