elmen am lech dahinter rote wand
elmen am lech dahinter rote wand

Elmen

The Lech Cycle Path, which leads past Elmen, makes you discover the beauty of the last wild river of the Northern Alps.

Altitude: 976 m a.s.l.

The component localities of Elmen and Martinau form the municipality of Elmen in the beautiful Lechtal valley. It was first mentioned as "Imenoe", that's to say meadow with elm trees, in 1312 AD. Today, the village is located where the road from Imst via the Hahntennjoch joins the valley.

For mountain and hut tours, Elmen is a perfect starting point. One of the most popular destinations is located above the village, the Stabalpe Mountain Hut at 1,410 m a.s.l. In summer, guided torchlight tours are offered to this beautiful place. Those who aim even higher, can scale Mt. Rotwand (4-hours) or Mt. Klimmspitze (5 hours). In the valley, however, there is the hamlet of Martinau, which is particularly popular for its lady's slipper blossom in late spring, as this is the largest area of Central Europe covered by lady's slippers. Also 10 further orchid species are native.

In winter, Elmen offers an ice rink and the possibility for curling, as well as the cross-country ski tracks Elmen-Stanzach, Martinau and the "Obere Feldrunde" circuit. For skiers and snowboarders, there is the nearby Jöchelspitze Skiing Area featuring 5 km of well-groomed slopes.

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