Fliess

The municipality of Fliess is located 200 m above the Inntal valley on a little plateau.

Altitude: 1,073 m asl

Fliess is a clustered village located at the foot of the Krahberg, a 2,225 m high mountain in the Venet massif. In Roman times the village represented an important weigh station, and also the famous Roman Road Via Claudia Augusta led through Fliess.

Fliess can look back on a long history: the basic murals of the oldest church of the area have been found at Fliess and date back to the 6th century. Moreover several findings were made in the municipal area that are precious from an archaeological point of view, such as a finding dating back to the Hallstatt period, which is part of the iron age. In 1990 at the Kathreinhof farm in Fliess, a large number of metal items such as axes, jewellery and jars have been found. This facts caused that the culture of the Hallstatt period was upgraded on the one hand, on the other hand, however, an archaeology museum has been established in order to make these findings public. Further findings are a Bronze Age treasure trove as well as remnants of a Bronze Age building in the component locality of Silberplan and the burnt offering sacrificial site at the Piller Höhe pass.

Also the offers regarding leisure time activities are widespread. As the village is part of the Nature Park Kaunergrat it is a perfect spot for extended walks and mountain tours. As the steppe slopes in the surroundings of Fliess are habitat for, believe it or not, 1,500 types of butterflies, and as the hill more at the Piller Sattel is also interesting in terms of nature, this area has been put under natural protection. Popular destinations are also the show dairy at the Gogles alpine pasture and the show herb garden at Fliess. The adventure pool and its attractions, the tennis courts and the possibilities to try horse riding, mountain biking and rafting complete the offer. In winter there is the Venet family skiing area, offering 22 km of ski runs. By the way: every guest gets the “TyrolWestCard” for free - a guest card with fantastic reductions and free services.

Our recommendation: particularly interesting is also Castle Bidenegg at Fliess, which has been mentioned for the first time in 1339 AD. Unfortunately the castle can only be visited from outside, which is nevertheless impressive due to the 1.5 m high pinnacles on the donjon as well as the strategic location on a slope that makes the castle rather inviolable.

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