Mountains in bloom: The etymology of the name Flirsch is as refreshing and interesting as a visit to the village itself. Research has shown that it comes from the Romansh word “floris”, meaning “spring flower”.
Flirsch has around 930 inhabitants and lies in the Stanzer Tal Valley between Landeck and the famous ski resort of St. Anton am Arlberg, a region where Romansh used to be spoken. Traces of this ancient language can still be found in some village names and the local dialect. The charming village centre is home to centuries-old buildings with hand-painted frescoes as well as a wood carving workshop and a dairy farm. The Arlbergschnellstraße road connecting Tirol with the neighbouring province of Vorarlberg runs through the Stanzer Tal Valley but is diverted through a tunnel near Flirsch, meaning visitors can enjoy absolute peace and quiet in this remote corner of Tirol. The majority of tourists come in winter to explore the slopes in St. Anton am Arlberg, which is just 12km from Flirsch. There is also a lift and a ski school in the village ideal for families and beginners. Another family-friendly resort can be found in nearby Pettneu am Arlberg. The high mountains and lush meadows are ideal for hiking and mountain biking in winter.