The municipality of Jungholz in the Tannheimer valley is accessible via a road from Bavaria.
Altitude: 1,054 m asl
Jungholz with its 300 inhabitants is referred to as “a piece of Tyrol in the Allgäu” or as “Tyrolean exclave”. With the rests of Tyrol it is connected by the 1,636 m high Sorgschrofen mountain. The red wing of the Tyrolean eagle in the emblem of the municipality stands for the affiliation to Tyrol, while the branch symbolises the name of the village, which in German means sapling. 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 in idyllic position on a sunny terrace in a hollow in the heart of the Alps and is for this reason characterised by calm and cosyness. And it is by the way the only Tyrolean alpine herb village, as in this place herbs are at the centre of attention. At the church “Maria Namen” there is a herb garden and to Virgin Mary’s honour wild herbs and tea herbs are cultivated. Yum yum, what a sweet smell! Those who would like to deepen their knowledge can take part in courses for the preparation of herb bread and the production of herb ointments or soaps offered on a regular basis. Also the guided herb tour is very popular, as the herb pedagogue does not only show you plenty of wild herbs, but also makes you experience the beautiful landscape in the surroundings of the village.
The Sorgschrofen mountain, connecting Jungholz to the rests of Tyrol, is a popular hiking area! Directly from the village you can scale this mountain or you can start your tour from Unterjoch, reaching the summit via a neighbouring peak, the 1,613 m high “Zinken”. However, these tours are only recommendable to experienced alpinists! Those who love hiking and cycling will find numerous trails in the surroundings, and for refreshment afterwards there is the Felsenbad pool, a heated swimming pool. In winter you can enjoy skiing right at your doorstep. The Jungholz skiing area offers 10 km of ski runs and the “N’Ice Bear Kinderland” for kids. An ice skating ground, the 1.4 km long toboggan run Alpe Stubental and the cross-country ski loop Jungholz, Langenschwand complete the offer regarding your leisure time.
Our recommendation: Jungholz offers a herb gate, welcoming its visitors, as well as a herb landlord offering various herb delicacies.