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Igls-Vill, Patsch and Ellbögen
Relaxed sport, vibrant culture and Tyrolean cuisine
The four romantic villages of Igls, Vill, Patsch and Ellbögen feature everything that makes active relaxation truly special in any season, including the Olympic mountain Patscherkofel, Wipptal Valley’s untouched tributary valleys and the Rosengarten Nature Reserve. Located from 900 to 1,100 metres above sea level, the villages are characterised by old villas, picture-perfect hotels and historically listed farmhouses and churches.
The villages are also conveniently close to the city with excellent public transport links; city lovers can travel from Igls into the centre of Innsbruck every 10 minutes – or continue on to Hungerburg and Innsbruck’s Nordkettenbahnen cable cars.
Summer holidays for nature lovers and city explorers
Every village is unique: Igls is a historic spa resort, Vill is surrounded by wonderful walking paths, Patsch enjoys beautiful panoramic views and Ellbögen is known for its tranquil setting. It’s easy to find new balance here,...
...for example on the legendary Zirbenweg hiking trail, on an easy hike to Hinterlocher Mill, on the Goldbichl or on the Rosengartenweg hiking trail with magnificent views of the Stubai Glacier. The 25 circular hiking trails around the southern holiday villages are also a wonderful way to get in touch with nature.
A free mountain hiking programme is available for anyone who wants to explore the mountains in the company of a guide from AlpinSchule Innsbruck. Freedom also awaits when enjoying a horseback ride with the Innsbruck-Igls riding club or exploring the mountains on a mountain bike or e-bike tour.
Passionate golfers discovered the southern holiday villages long ago: the “Pay & Play” option at the Olympia Golf Club in Igls and the golf courses in Lans and Rinn offer precious moments in harmony with nature. Adventurers can experience a bungee jump from the 190-metre-high Europabrücke (Europe Bridge) or a 100 km/h bobsleigh ride on the Olympic Bobsleigh Track – an incomparable and unforgettable highlight.
In the evenings, visitors are pampered with authentic Tyrolean cuisine in traditional restaurants with atmospheric stone pine dining rooms. A stroll around the nearby city centre of Innsbruck at sunset will give you that Mediterranean summer feeling. Alternatively, the renowned hotels and friendly host families will make you feel welcome and comfortable.
Winter holidays at the foot of an Olympic mountain
In winter, the pistes of Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck are a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts, families and locals alike.
The “local mountain” for Vill, Igls, Patsch and Ellbögen is called Patscherkofel. Here 18 km of slopes, a world cup slope, the Sunny Kids Park, the Freestyle Snow Park 2.0 and ice skating & curling rinks entice people outside into the winter sun.
And there’s more: the Olympia SkiWorld pass gives you full access to the world of Tyrolean winter sports: with the free ski bus you can explore a total of nine ski resorts in Innsbruck and its holiday villages.
For an unbelievably spectacular experience, enjoy a bobsleigh ride on the 1,210-metre-long Olympic Bobsleigh Track in Igls where you will reach speeds of 100 km/h.
For something a little more peaceful, pull on your winter hiking boots or snowshoes and enjoy a hike up to the summit of Patscherkofel. And don’t forget to stop off in one of the mountain huts to treat yourself to a mug of delicious mulled wine. Or instead enjoy a drink surrounded by the friendly buzz of the Christmas Market, just a few kilometres away in Innsbruck’s old town.
Rich in culture and tradition
The sunny plateau of the southern holiday villages is a place with deeply rooted tradition. Amazing events include the “Igler Art” weekend that celebrates the region’s artists or the “Krampus” season at the beginning of December when demon-like creatures from Alpine folklore roam the streets.
Other events show the more tranquil side of the region, for example the “Christmas in the Mountains” celebration in Igls on 23 December and the “Krippele schaun” display of traditional wooden nativity scenes. The Christmas Brass Band Concert in Ellbögen and the Christmas Concert in Patsch create a festive atmosphere and the New Year is welcomed in with stunning fireworks at congresspark igls. The traditional carnival celebrations keep the place looking colourful, for example the traditional “Schiane gian,” the “Faschingssonntag” carnival celebration on the Sunday before Lent and the “Huttler” parades when people from Igls and Vill march through the streets dressed in traditional costumes. In Patsch, highlights for clubs, locals and guests include the “Patscher Schellenschlagerinnen” carnival tradition of ringing cowbells on the Thursday before Shrove Tuesday, the carnival ball in Patsch and Ellbögen, the carnival party for children in Ellbögen and wintery Tyrolean evenings in Igls.
Culture is also brought to life in the decorative village churches, in the workshops and studios displaying local arts & crafts and in the strong village community.
Tyrolean restaurant tradition meets conscious enjoyment
Fluffy Kaiserschmarrn (a traditional pancake dish), flavourful game specialties served with red cabbage and chestnuts, fine Wiener Schnitzel (veal escalope) or a Knödel-Tris (three different types of dumpling) – the traditional restaurants, guesthouses and mountain huts in and around Igls, Vill, Patsch and Ellbögen invite food enthusiasts to enjoy a culinary journey through Tyrolean cuisine.
The regional specialties, served in rustic dining rooms or on beautiful panoramic terraces, are reason enough for you to take your time and enjoy.
An excursion to the Heilig Wasser pilgrimage church and alpine inn is popular amongst pilgrims and gourmets alike.
Renowned health centres provide the opportunity for visitors to set new goals, making their stay in the southern holiday villages a time of conscious lifestyle and healthy nutrition.