Even a painter’s palette would find it difficult to describe the picturesque beauty of Fulpmes’ surroundings; rippling green hills tumble into pleasant pastures and a scattering of traditional houses constitutes this small Austrian village. With only 4,000 inhabitants, the village of Fulpmes boasts a truly tranquil atmosphere which allures those seeking sanctuary and solace amongst the mountains. Activities vary according to season; however guests will also be found enjoying themselves amidst the natural and scenic splendour.
The proximity of the stunning Stubai Alps means Fulpmes is a majestic Mecca for hikers and cyclists; from the village, the Kreuzjochbahn Funicular soars up the mountain side and delivers adventurers to the start of the Schlick 2000 hiking trail. The 500m walks affords walkers panoramic mountain vistas and a diverse range of stunning scenery; sculptures and artworks punctuate the path, which eventually leads to the Stubaiblick, a vertiginous platform from which wanderers can enjoy breath-taking views of the swopping valley.
When a heavy blanket of winter snow falls upon the valley, Felpmes still offers a wonderful range of winter sports; the summer hiking area is transformed into a skiing paradise in which steep snow covered slops provide a perfect setting for snowboarding, skiing and sledding. A toboggan run adds another layer of adventure to this exhilarating elevation.
The traditionally furnished Restaurant Huisler Stube offers diners an authentic insight into classic Austrian cuisine; waitresses don traditional sartorial to serve guests the finest food of the region. Slip into a cosy, wood-panelled corner in order to enjoy tender braised meats, delicious burgers or indulgent fondues in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. (Bahnstraße 25, 6166 Fulpmes, Austria)