Sommerbilder Wenns Pitztal
Sommerbilder Wenns Pitztal

Wenns

The Carnival custom of the “Wenner Fasnacht”, following the “Schemenlauf” of Imst, was already celebrated in the 19th century.

Altitude: 962 m a.s.l.

Numerous hamlets and farms belong to the holiday resort Wenns in the heart of the Pitztal valley. It represents the smallest municipality of the valley in terms of size, but also the most densely populated. Here you are on the south-eastern slope of the Venet Massif and the Piller Saddle. The name Wenns derives from the term "ad vannas", which means "in the hollow".

Wenns has got some cultural sights to offer, the first one is the "Platzhaus" house in the centre. Between 1576 and 1608, it was completely painted and assigned to the village advocate and judge of the valley. The oldest crib construction association of Tyrol, founded in 1860, can also be found in Wenns, as well as the most ancient farm of Tyrol - as ascertained by the University of Innsbruck. This Stamserhaus, 700 years old, houses the Local and Crib Museum today.

In summer, excursions into the fascinating world of mountains are particularly popular. A very special destination is the burnt offering site at the Piller Saddle (1,558 m a.s.l.). This is where in the Bronze Age animals were sacrificed to the gods - it was in use up until the Iron Age. A hill with a diameter of 15 x 12 metres emerged, which today can be visited on certain days of the week. The prehistoric findings of the sacrifice site are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum Fliess.

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close
Tips and more infos