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Fendels

The mountain village of Fendels is committed to gentle tourism.

Altitude: 1,356 m asl

Fendels, one of the smallest villages of Tyrol, is enthroned high above the Inntal valley and has been mentioned for the first time as “Venels” in 1288 AD. Fendels is embedded in the Glockturmkamm ridge, which is part of the Oetztal Alps. In 1959 a road made this mountain village more easily accessible, before it could only be reached via funicular.

Holidays at Fendels stand for holidays in the mountains, including brawling mountain torrents, crystal clear mountain air and intact nature. The environs are perfect for hiking and cycling as well as mountain biking. If you prefer a more comfortable alternative, take the funicular to reach elevated altitudes. A tip for summer evenings: about 35 minutes’ walking time from Fendels, there is a barbecue area with brick-built barbecue, guaranteeing a great evening under the open sky! Other hikes take you from the church in Fendels (1,356 m asl) in a 2 hour-walk to the Wiesele ruin (1,729 m asl), to the 3,350 m high peak of the Glockturm mountain, or from the Sattelklause mountain station (1,870 m asl) in a 3 hour-walk to the Anton-Renk refuge (2,260 m asl).

In winter Fendels is a real paradise for families: 10.5 km of ski slopes are available in the skiing area Ried-Prutz-Fendels, also offering a children’s playground and a snowboard arena. Beside the skiing areas Venet, Kaunertal Glacier, Serfaus and Fiss-Ladis (forming the skiing area Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis) and Nauders (Bergkastel), also the Ried-Prutz-Fendels skiing area is accessible with the “Ski6″ ski-pass. Furthermore you can enjoy night-time sledging on the 4.5 km long toboggan run Sattelklause. A ski school, ski rental and après ski taverns complete the winter offer of the lovely little village.

Our recommendation: in the 18th century Fendels was the seat of the sculptor atelier of Andreas Kölle and his sons, who also equipped the parish church of the village with several pieces of art.

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