The market town of Völs with its famous “Völser Badl” swimming pool is located in the west of Innsbruck.
Altitude: 574 m asl
Völs has already been settled early back in history, a fact that is testified by several findings, including a stone axe dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, a cremation cemetery of the Bronze Age as well as Roman coins. The emblem of the municipality illustrates the anterior part of a horse that is rearing up, which derives from the seal of a local aristocratic family. Today Völs is a popular holiday village that is connected to the city of Innsbruck by means of public transport. This is how you best reach the Alpine City at the foot of the Nordkette mountain range within a few minutes!
Also from an athletic point of view, Völs has got several attractions to offer, such as its sports field with well-groomed grass pitch, artificial grass pitch, a basket field, a beach volley field and an athletics track. Every year this leisure time facility is venue for the junior soccer tournament “Cyta Cup”, attracting a large number of participants and visitors from all over. And as the village is located close to Innsbruck, you can also choose from the varied offer of the Alpine City. Also the mountains surrounding the village with its hiking and mountain bike trails are an ideal destination for excursions. In winter, however, the artificial grass pitch of the sports facility is transformed into an ice skating ground. Those who prefer skiing can enjoy for example the famous Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck.
Two particularities the market town has got to offer is the “Völser Badl” swimming pool, and the Saint Blasius chapel. The former includes an outdoor pool with three adventure pools, a pool for kids, a grotto, a water mushroom, artificial rocks as well as a 105 m long water slide. It is located underneath the Blasius mountain and includes several terraces that are adapted to its location at the slope. The Saint Blasius church rises above the village and is also considered to be its symbol. First mentioned in 1286, since the 15th century it has become a popular pilgrimage site. In the 18th century it was enlarged in Baroque construction style. Further sights in the village are the Blasius mountain, which already 500 BC was residence of an aristocratic family, as well as several fountains, such as the Gänseliesl fountain, the Frog Fountain (Froschbrunnen) and the fountain located in front of the St. Joseph chapel.
Our recommendation: Lake Völs is located in the west of the village and was artificially established in the 15th century. In those days it was mainly used for hunting and fishing. Today this little pond has been transformed into a recreation area and it is also habitat for several animals and plant species.