The castle which rises above Landeck, an idyllic small town, tells the history of the Tyrolean Oberland area
Altitude: 817 m a.s.l.
Landeck represents the most westerly town of Tyrol and is is guarded by the eponymous castle, which is also illustrated on the municipal coat of arms. It used to be the court of the Counts of Tyrol. Today, however, Landeck Castle is one of the most important cultural meeting places of the region, where concerts and exhibitions take place, and houses the Regional Museum Landeck.
The lively town centre is a mix of cultural offers, cosy bars, little shops and old townhouses. Also the Loden is in the centre of attention: In the 11th century, the Tyrolean Loden was invented by farmers and was highly appreciated as sturdy cloth. Up to the Nineties, when Landeck was still in the centre of textil industry, Loden was produced in the town. Today, however, it is a popular souvenir which is available in beautiful colour varieties.
A popular destination is the Zams Gorge with its waterfall. Once upon a time, visitors had to be transported in a horse-drawn carriage to the starting point, but today you can explore the "Mystic Canyon of Tyrol" on the Water Adventure Path, which starts in the neighbouring village of Zams. Another pleasant destination, located above Landeck and Zams, is Lake Trams. Thanks to its beneficial position, Landeck is also a perfect starting point for any kind of winter sport activities: In the surroundings there are the Tobadill Ski Lift, the Venet Skiing Area, and several toboggan runs.