Winter Stanz
Winter Stanz

Stanz bei Landeck

The holiday resort of Stanz, famous for its fruit shorts, is located only a stone’s throw from the alpine city of Landeck.

Altitude: 1,040 m asl

The municipality of Stanz bei Landeck is located on a mountain terrace above Landeck and is name-giving for the Stanzertal valley, leading to the Arlberg area. The village counts some 600 inhabitants, the first settlements, however, date back some 4,000 years. “Stanuc”, as the village used to be called, has been mentioned for the first time in 1150 AD.

Stanz is located at the foot of the Lechtal Alps and has got some interesting constructions to offer, such as the Baroque tavern “Zum Löwen”, which is the home of the master builder Jakob Prandtauer, who also rebuilt the cathedral chapter of Melk. From the east end of the village there is a forest trail to the Schrofenstein ruin, which is a popular destination! Located on the opposite of Landeck Castle, this construction dates back to the 12th century and has temporarily even been seat of the court. Today it is illustrated on the emblem of the village. However, Stanz is also famous for its fruit schnaps. In more than 50 schnaps distilleries local fruit such as plums are distilled and for this reason the village is famous beyond borders - for several years now it has been keeping the title “Genussregion Stanzer Zwetschke” and has been declared the first distillery village of Austria in 2005! Fruit growing is also referred to by the emblem with a sun standing for the sunny and dry climate, and the blue colour for watering.

Those who love sports will love the village, as its location in the heart of mountains makes Stanz a popular starting point for hiking and cycling tours. Moreover it is located along the famous St. James path, taking to Spain. Swimming, bowling, tennis, squash and rafting complete the offer, while in winter you benefit from the vicinity to the Venet skiing area. Also snowshoeing and winter hiking line with the trend.

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