The living mill village in the Gschnitztal, a side valley of the Wipptal valley, invites you to an impressive time journey
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Altitude: 1,242 m a.s.l.
At Steinach am Brenner, the Gschnitztal valley branches off, in the rear part of which the charming mountain village of Gschnitz is located. The municipal area extends to the head of the valley with the striking 3,277 m high Habicht in the Stubai Alps. Nine primeval farms formed the centre of Gschnitz in the Middle Ages - seven in the village and two at the Lapones Pasture.
Today, Gschnitz is located far away from hustle and bustle, and focuses on soft and sustainable tourism. A well-known destination is St. Magdalena in Gschnitz, that's to say the pilgrimage church dedicated to Saint Magdalene at 1,660 m a.s.l. You can reach this special place in a 2-hour hike which rewards you with stunning views. Equally popular is the Mill Village Gschnitz at the head of the valley, close to the Sandes Waterfall. Based on ancient models, granaries, mills, baking ovens and fences were rebuilt with original materials and manufacturing techniques.
Also in winter, life is easy-going here. The 18 km long Gschnitztal cross-country ski run snakes through the entire valley, showing you its beauty and leading past several rest points. Winter hikes as well as horse-drawn sleigh rides and a small ski lift make you fully savour your winter holidays.