Jungholz in the Tannheimer Valley, characterised by calm and cosyness, calls itself “a piece of Tyrol in the Allgäu”.
Altitude: 1,054 m a.s.l.
The holiday resort Jungholz is accessible only via a road from Bavaria: The 1,636 m high Sorgschrofen mountain connects it with the rest of Tyrol, and also the red wings of the eagle in the municipal coat of arms stand for the affiliation to Tyrol. Like the Kleinwalsertal valley, also Jungholz is a German custom union, which means that it is part of the sovereign territory of Austria and the customs regime of Germany. For this reason, it has both got an Austrian and a German postcode.
Jungholz is located on a sunny terrace in a hollow in the heart of the Alps. Here, in the first Alpine Herbs Village of Tyrol, herbs are at the centre of attention: 50 different biological herbs grow near the Name of Mary Church - to Virgin Mary's honour, above all Women's Herbs are cultived, such as herbs for teas. What a sweet smell! Also the guided tours with herb pedagogues are very popular.
Mt. Sorgschrofen, connecting Jungholz to the rests of Tyrol, is a popular hiking area. Directly from the village you can scale the mountain, a shorter tour starts from the Unterjoch ridge. Popular destination for families, however, are the Neander-Tal adventure playground with soccer field, and the Felsenbad pool, a heated outdoor pool. In winter, Mt. Sorgschrofen turns into the Jungholz Skiing Area, which includes a tobogganing hill and two cross-country ski tracks in its winter offer.