Occupying a perfectly picturesque position in the heart of the Oberinntal Valley is Pfunds, a quaint and quintessential slice of tranquil alpine Austria. The area comprises of two impossibly picturesque villages, both of which are connected by a traditional wooden bridge. Adventurous activities can be enjoyed in the scenic surroundings, whether you’re navigating the rocky rapids of a rushing river or hiking to vertiginous vantage points. The town’s close proximity to the Swiss and Italian border means it enjoys a truly cosmopolitan culture which is most prevalent in the fine food on offer.
In the town’s historic heart, beautiful buildings are rich reminders of the illustrious past. One of the most notable is undoubtedly Richterhaus, a historic house that boasts a magnificent myriad of religious frescoes.
Arguably Pfunds’ most iconic landmark is the Turm am Inn, an elegant and exquisite building that is steeped in local legend. As the former hunting residence of Emperor Maximillian, the lodge provides both an architectural and ancient legacy.
According to which season embraces the world with its weather, Pfunds is either a winter wonderland or a spring time stunner. One of its most invigorating activities is undoubtedly wild water rafting, an energising and exhilarating adventure upon the rushing rapids of the Inn River. Additionally, in the depths of the surrounding mystical woodland, a network of tree top zip lines allows visitors to soar over the canopy like eagles.
The gorgeous gastronomy of Gasthof Traube draws inspiration from the Tyrol region’s rich culinary heritage. A fabulous menu incorporates prime local produce with age old recipes; signature specialities include the indulgent cheese fondue, a dish best accompanied by a refreshing pint of Austrian ale. (Stuben 10, Pfunds 6542, Austria)