Landeck is known as alpine city and western small town of Tyrol.
Altitude: 817 m asl
The famous Landeck Castle towers above the city of Landeck, which features about 8,000 inhabitants. This castle, which is also illustrated on the emblem of the municipality, used to be the court of the Counts of Tyrol. Today, however, it is one of the most important cultural meeting places, where concerts and exhibitions take place. Moreover there is also the museum of local history.
One of the most popular hiking destinations is the Zammerloch gorge. Today the “Zammer Lochputz - Tyrol’s mystical gorge” can be explored on foot on the Water Adventure Path, while once upon a time guests had to be transported in a horse-drawn carriage to the starting point. The Kronburg waterfall and the homonymous gorge can be explored on foot along the Kronburger Tobel circular path. Otherwise you can directly hike across the world of mountains. The hiking area TyrolWest takes you into the Nature Park Kaunergrat and has been awarded with the seal of approval for hiking paths (Tiroler Bergwege-Gütesiegel). By the way: every guest of the holiday area TyrolWest gets the “TyrolWestCard” for free - a guest card with fantastic reductions and free services.
Thanks to its beneficial position, Landeck is a perfect starting point for any kind of winter sport activities. Three skiing areas are easily accessible from the city: while the ski lift Tobadill is particularly suitable for children and beginners, the skiing area Venet takes you on 2,212 m asl and offers 22 km of ski slopes and 8 lift facilities. “Ski-6″, however, is the connection of six skiing areas and offers 250 km of ski slopes with one ski pass only. Perfect preconditions for winter sports!
Our recommendation: in the 11th century the Loden has been invented by farmers and is still appreciated as sturdy cloth. Today, however, it is a popular souvenir. Up to the ’90s, when Landeck has still been in the centre of textil industry, Loden has been produced in Landeck. Just take a look around, instead of the green and grey colours, today it is available in beautiful colour varieties!