Fulpmes, stilll today the centre for iron industry in the Stubaital valley, is known as the “village of smithy”.
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Altitude: 937 m a.s.l.
On the sunny side of the Stubaital valley there is the holiday resort of Fulpmes. It represents also the terminus of the Stubaital Railway, which since 1904 has been running between Innsbruck and the valley. For centuries, iron, gold and silver was exploited in the area, resulting in the construction of several smitheries which processed the metals directly on site. Still today, the "STUBAI Werkzeug" is an world-famous trade mark for tools.
In summer, the Stubai Alps are a perfect place for hiking and mountain biking. From the village the Kreuzjoch Cable Car starts, heading for the hiking area Schlick 2000. Here you may discover seven large tree houses on the Stubai Tree House Trail, and be accompanied by a wooden disc along the Disc Trail Schlick 2000. Uphill, however, leads the short panoramic trail, taking you past sitting accommodations established by artists of the valley, to the "StubaiBlick" platform at 2,160 m a.s.l.
In winter, the Kreuzjoch Cable Car takes you into the Schlick 2000 Skiing Area, which includes also a toboggan run and a high-altitude cross-country ski trail. Three further skiing areas are located nearby. However, if you'd like to take a pleasant stroll, you don't have to go far: A walk in the village shows you the Baroque St. Vitus Church, the Kranerhaus building at the church square with its rich window decorations, and the unique Fulpmes Smithy Museum.