Olympic flame, city flavour and natural flair: Axams hosted events during the 1964 and 1972 Olympic Games and combines a beautiful natural landscape with proximity to the regional capital Innsbruck.
Home to 5,800 inhabitants, Axams is among the most populous municipalities in Tirol. It comprises Axams itself as well as the holiday villages of Grinzens and Birgitz, with all three settlements lying on a sunny plateau overlooking the Inntal Valley and the regional capital Innsbruck. Axams, which dates back to the 10th century, made a name for itself by hosting several competitions held as part of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. High above the village at 1,550m altitude lies the Axamer Lizum ski resort, known to locals as the White Roof of Innsbruck. It is the largest of the ski areas around Innsbruck and is still popular thanks to its long descents and thrilling powder runs. During the warm summer months the craggy peaks of the Kalkkögel draw hikers and mountain bikers alike, while families with children will enjoy a visit the Freizeitzentrum Axams leisure centre with indoor and outdoor pools as well as a selection of saunas and even an indoor boulder wall.