Famed for its awe-inspiring glacier and breath-taking natural splendor, the sublime ski resort of Neustift im Stubaital is hailed as one of Austria’s finest. Characterized by the skyward spire of its mighty church, Neustift im Stubaital is a tranquil haven in which visitors can enjoy an alluring array of outdoor activities; venture to the surrounding natural phenomenon or soar doon the snow smothered slops before resting in an atmospheric bar or rustic restaurant.
Unanimously hailed as Neustift im Stubaital’s most legendary landmark, the Church of St. George is a stunning sacred structure steeped in rich history. The richly decorated facade indicated the staggering quality of the interior, a place in which prismatic stained glass windows sparkle and the painted altar is one of Austria’s most impressive.
In spring, when the sun has melted the frozen snow of the slopes, arrays of incredible hiking routes are revealed. One of the most magical is undoubtedly the WildWasserWag Trail, a meandering path that exposes the different forms of the glacier. Begin by following delicate mountain streams that then radically transform into rushing waterfalls; concluding at the foot of the glacier, an ethereal place in which metallic water rests amidst sparkling silver rocks.
The rich and rustic décor of the quaint and quintessential Hoferwirt Restaurant is not reflective of the modern and creative dishes perfectly presented before diners. In its perfect combination of the classic and the contemporary, Hoferwirt serves signature specialties such as hearty soups, rich potpie and crisp schnitzel. (Hotel Hoferwirt, A-6167 Neustift, Austria)