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Axams, Birgitz, Grinzens
Three villages. Three times as much holiday fun.
In the heart of the mountains and surrounded by adventure. The three charming villages of Axams, Birgitz and Grinzens enjoy a prime location just ten to fourteen kilometres from Innsbruck. Each village is unique, fascinating and inviting. Characterised by the family-friendly atmosphere, the many delights that make hearts soar and mouths water and an inspiring ambience of exuberance and joie de vivre.
These villages are a gateway to the spectacular Stubai Alps and very near the magnificent Kalkkögel mountain range – an area of natural beauty that encompasses the two-time Olympic ski resort of Axamer Lizum. The villages are surrounded by fairytale forests, hiking trails, gorgeous viewpoints and rustic mountain huts that offer regional delicacies and cool refreshments in both summer and winter alike – a true Tyrolean mountain experience. In Axams, there is also a large leisure centre with swimming pools, saunas, a tepidarium, a steam room and massages – a temple of wellness and a highlight for relaxation-seekers, families and sports enthusiasts alike. The “Postkutscherhof” offers culture and tradition galore with its legendary “Tyrolean evenings from 1900”, which take onlookers on an exciting journey back to the time of Tyrol’s ancestors.
Winter holidays in Axams, Birgitz, Grinzens
Olympic winter fun west of Innsbruck
In 1964 and 1976, the Winter Olympic Games gripped people around the world and all eyes turned to Axams and Axamer Lizum, as well as the nearby holiday villages of Birgitz and Grinzens
-and the region became a top destination for snow-lovers, winter sports fans and skiing enthusiasts.
It’s no wonder – the Axamer Lizum ski area is one of the most diverse and snow-sure ski resorts in Tyrol. The well-maintained pistes of all difficulty levels, the family slopes, the gorgeous powder runs and the new fun & freestyle parks full of adrenaline-pumping action are a real winter sports highlight.
Sun and snow can really work up an appetite: luckily, hearty alpine cuisine, Tyrolean specialities and delicious refreshments served on lovely sun terraces with magnificent panoramic views are a great way to replenish those energy levels. There is also plenty of family excitement to be had off the pistes – endless tobogganing fun awaits on the illuminated Axams-Axamer Lizum toboggan run and on the runs from the Pleisenhütte, Kemater Alm and Birgitzer Alm mountain huts.
Winter also offers sporting enjoyment beyond the mountain peaks: Ice skating is a wonderful way to enjoy a little winter flair. The leisure centre in Axams (link) offers swimming and spa indulgence – invigorating sauna sessions, soothing massages and tranquil relaxation zones grant wonderful revitalisation for body and soul after adventurous days on the slopes.
Fresh mountain air in a sports and family paradise
The villages of Axams, Birgitz and Grinzens promise pure holiday delight high above the city – set on a diverse alpine plateau between Innsbruck and the Stubai Alps.
The nearby Kalkkögel mountain range is a stunning paradise for hikers, climbers and mountaineers. The villages also offer plenty of family hiking experiences that provide a marvellous blend of Tyrolean alpine diversity and memorable panoramic views, for example the pleasant family hiking trails to the Birgitzer Alm or the “Hohe Birga” – a fascinating archaeological site and museum in Birgitz.
A hike up to the “Hohe Birga” can be rounded off with a game of mini-golf at sunset in Birgitz. Climbing enthusiasts will love the “Lustiger Berglersteig” via ferrata in Axamer Lizum and the rock climbing paradise above the Adolf-Pichler-Hütte mountain hut in the Senderstal valley near Grinzens. Hikes from Grinzens include wonderful trails to the Salfeinsee lake – where visitors can enjoy the best views of the Kalkkögel mountain range – and to the Kemater Alm mountain hut, which – legend has it – is haunted by a ghost.
Ambitious mountaineers will enjoy the selection of summit tours from Axamer Lizum, including routes that conquer the peaks of Marchreisen (2,628 metres), Axamer Kögele (2,097 metres), Ampferstein, Widdersberg or Hoadl. Anyone who prefers to explore by bike and likes a sporting challenge should try the mountain bike route (moderate difficulty) from Grinzens / the Senderstal valley to the Kemater Alm. The leisure centre in Axams with its spacious swimming and sauna areas is a great place to cool down, have fun in the water or experience pure relaxation.
Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, journeys back in time with the “Tyrolean evenings from 1900” and free pony rides for children at the Postkutscherhof in Axams round off the diverse range of activities and attractions that this extraordinary region has to offer – and delight visitors young and old year after year.
Join in. Experience Tyrol. Customs & culture.
There is a German proverb that says, “Celebrate when the opportunity arises”. The Tyrolean families and cultural associations of Axams, Birgitz and Grinzens take this saying to heart. And you are invited to join the proud celebrations of culture and tradition in this place where customs live on. Events include the “Axamer Wampelerreiten” and “Lanigerschaug’n” carnival celebrations, the “Krippeleschaug’n” display of traditional wooden nativity scenes, Tyrolean evenings and other celebrations by local bands and associations.