Pflach is an elongated row village, located only 2 km from Reutte.
Image gallery: Pflach
Altitude: 836 m asl
The little and calm holiday resort of Pflach was mentioned for the first time in 1275 AD as “Plech”, which is based on the High Old German term “vlach” (plain). In the 15th century iron ore was mined and a brass hut was established, which is the only brass plant of western Austria. The galleries at the foot of the Säuling mountain (2,047 m asl) as well as the hut mill chapel dating back to 1515, boasting a Gothic wing altar, remind on those times. On the municipal emblem of Pflach iron and mallets refer to mining, while the two St. Ulrich crucifixes point at the hut mill chapel, whose patron saints are St. Afra and St. Ulrich.
Pflach, integrated into the Tiroler Lech Nature Park, is a real paradise for those who love birds, as there are the protected Lechau meadows, a “Natura 2000″ area. The birdwatching tower and the bird educational trail provide an insight into the interesting world of local bird species. The trail true to the motto “watching, hearing, comprehending, testing and playing” is not only a real adventure for kids. Watching refers to the 17 m high bird watching tower, from where you can enjoy a great view on the surrounding treetops and ponds, habitat for a large number of bird species. Hearing refers to the sound of birdsongs you perceive along the trail, while comprehending points at the single bird species that are presented in video and audio. Testing and playing, however, refers to the bird panel in the tower and the bird call quiz at the 5 theme stages.
The village is located in great position regarding extended tours from the Reutte valley basin onto the surrounding summits. Various churches and chapels are ideal places where to rest in calm for a second, e.g. the chapel Christus an der Geisselsäule, the Hüttenmühlkapelle chapel and the Mariahilf chapel. Hiking trails take you to the Säulingshaus refuge (1,720 m asl), which can be reached from Pflach within 2-3 hours. For those who aim even higher: it takes you about 1 further hour to climb the saddle of the Säugling mountain (2,047 m asl). If you prefer staying down in the valley, there are tennis courts and an ice skating ground making your holidays in the Tyrolean mountains even more exciting.
Our recommendation: in the municipal area the Three Wise Men church (Kirche der Hl. Drei Könige) and the pest chapel with the war cemetery are worth a visit!