Grins

The holiday resort Grins is located close to the city of Landeck in the beautiful Stanzer valley.

Altitude: 1,006 m asl

At the foot of the 3,036 m high Parseierspitze mountain, the main peak of the Lechtal Alps and at the same time the highest mountain of the northern Limestone Alps, there is the municipality of Grins. Below the village the Sanna river runs, which is a confluence of the Trisanna und Rosanna rivers. Findings from the Neolothic age testify the long settlement history, in fact in 1288 AD the village was first mentioned as “Grindes”. When in 1945 the village, built in Rhaeto-Romanic construction style, almost burnt down, in the years to come it was completely rebuilt true to original.

Both summer and winter Grins is an active village, which is also attributable to its location in the heart of the stunning Lechtal Alps, offering numerous possibilities for hikes as well as cosy mountain huts to stop at. Also the outdoor pool with comfortable lawn is very popular in summer. In addition Grins offers a tennis court as well as a football field. Mountain bikers can look forward to a wide variety of trails, taking e.g. to the Gogles alpine pasture. This trail is 9 km long and at its end you are amply rewarded with a refreshment or a snack at the mountain hut. By the way: every guest of the holiday area TyrolWest gets the “TyrolWestCard” - a guest card with fantastic reductions and free services.

Grins has also got some sights to offer, such as the local parish church dedicated to St. Nicholas. This rococo church dates back to the second half of the 18th century and boasts a ceiling fresco of the famous painter Matthäus Günther (1705-1788) in its interior. Above Grins there is the medical spring of Wildbad, which has already been appreciated by Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, nicknamed Maultasch. Within 45 minutes this magnesium-calcium-sulphate spring can be reached from the village. The water is considered to heal hepatic and biliary diseases, colonic inertia as well as various skin disorders. The “Schellenloch” at the healing spring provides information about the evolution of this healing thermal water. And in the village there is also a fountain containing these beneficial waters as well as the public Kneipp facility at the Grünbach river.

Our recommendation: eye catcher and photo motif is the Roman bridge, a Gothic arch bridge dating back to the 16th century, spanning the Mühlbach river. This bridge is the symbol of Grins and also illustrated on its emblem.

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