The municipality of Zams is located in sheltered position in a valley basin close to the city of Landeck.
Altitude: 767 m asl
For a long time the municipality of Zams has been an important junction, as this is the place where the roads from Val Venosta, Engadin (Switzerland), Bavaria and the area of Lake Constance join. The emblem of the village is the free standing steeple which survived the fire of 1911, while the church next to it was destroyed and rebuilt 50 metres away.
In winter the Venetbahnen lift facilities take you into a family skiing area offering 22 km of ski slopes. In summer, however, the area of the Venet massif is particularly popular with hikers and paragliders. Also the European long-distance hiking trail E5 takes past Zams, starting at Lake Constance and leading to the Adriatic Sea. Via the Memminger mountain hut and the Zammer Loch gorge it takes hikers directly down into the village, which is therefore also a popular place to stop at for many of them. Also for three interesting and long cycling tours Zams is a popular starting point, such as the Inn cycle path (Engadin - Passau), the Valle dell’Adige cycle path (Innsbruck - Venice) and the famous Via Claudia Augusta cycle path (Donauwörth - Adriatic Sea).
The Zams Water World (Zammer Wasserwelt) with the Zammer Lochputz gorge are known far beyond borders. Both enable visitors to experience the power of water by means of a show power station, water fountains or a Kneipp facility. “The mystic gorge of Tyrol”, how the Zammer Lochputz is also referred to, can be experienced on the water-adventure footbridge with galleries and bridges. In the component locality of Lötz, however, there are still ancient irrigation canals called “Waale”, that originally served for irrigating the meadows and fields in the area. Also in sports water has an important role to play at Zams, as wild water sports such as kayaking, rafting and canyoning are particularly popular in the surroundings. Finally we would like to recommend you the free “TyrolWestCard”, offering several reductions in your holidays!
Our recommendation: the hamlet Kronburg with the pilgrimage site Mariahilf and the castle ruin is located directly at the St. James’ path and is particularly interesting for those who love culture.