The village of Namlos with its component locality Kelmen includes some 100 inhabitants.
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Altitude: 1,264 m asl
The village, characterized by a rather strange name which in English means “nameless”, is located in a side valley of the Lechtal valley. In 1286 AD it has been mentioned for the first time. Probably its name derives from the former settler “Amel”, which in the course of time became “Namles” and further on “Namlos”. On October 8, 1930, a strong earthquake shattered this area (Namloser Beben).
The cow bell on the emblem of the village refers to the agricultural importance of Namlos, even if today only ten cows are held in the village. Once upon a time in winter inhabitants moved away from this place, while today the little mountain village is a real insiders’ tip for those who seek relaxation and calm! From Stanzach, the junction of the Lechtal and Namlos valleys, or from Berwang, the village can be reached via a fully developed road. Namlos is located in the so-called Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, a popular skiing and hiking area. Numerous hiking and MTB trails wind in the surroundings and riding stables as well as aviation facilities provide variety in your holidays. By the way: in this valley you can also experience the deer rutting season!
In winter, however, there is an ice stock rink in the village, while skiers and snowboarders can enjoy their favourite sport in the ski region Tiroler Zugspitz Arena (135.5 km of ski slopes). The Berwanger Sonnalmbahnen & Bichlbach skiing area, which is a 20-minutes’ drive away, is part of this ski resort, so are six further areas, including the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn at the most northern glacier of the Alps. All these skiing areas joined to form one large ski carousel! A 10 km long cross-country trail snakes in the valley and also snowshoeing and winter hiking are getting more and more popular.
Our recommendation: pleasant and relaxing hours both in winter and summer can be spent in the indoor pool located within easy reach.