Arzl in the Pitztal valley awaits you with its Earth Pyramids and the spectacular Benni Raich Bridge
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Altitude: 883 m a.s.l.
Arzl is located at the entrance of the Pitztal valley on a terrace that is sheltered from the wind, between the Venet Massif (2,513 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Leiner Kögele. Nine component localities belong to the municipality, which takes its name from the term "arcella", which means "little castle". Due to the protection of the Lechtal Alps, despite of the elevated altitude various types of grain, potatoes, fruits and even wine grow in this area.
The charming village has got several sights to offer, such as the Benni Raich Bridge between Arzl and Wald, the highest pedestrian pendant bridge of Europe and a popular destination for bungee jumpers. It is dedicated to Benjamin Raich, a former Austrian alpine skiing athlete, world champion and Olympic champion, which was born here in 1978. The 94 m high bridge stretches across the Arzler Pitze Gorge. The Luis Trenker Path and an educational trail take you into the gorge itself.
Besides the above mentioned bungee jumping, also rafting is one of the popular outdoor activities. Numerous possibilities regarding MTB, Nordic Walking, and a sports centre complete the offer. Also winter is an exciting season in Arzl: The village awaits you with the natural toboggan run Arzl, the Galtwiesen cross-country ski track, an ice skating ground and the possibility to try curling.