Where everybody knows your name: With a population of just 600, Grän is a small village even by Tirolean standards. Visitors appreciate the warm, friendly welcome and absolute peace and quiet.
With just 600 inhabitants, Grän is a small village even by Tirolean standards. Among the many advantages this brings is the fact that it is easy to get around and the people really do know each other. So don’t be surprised to hear a friendly “Grüß Gott” ring out as you walk through the streets of a place where everyone knows everybody else’s business. As a result, the anonymity offered by larger settlements is foreign to residents of Grän and other similarly small villages.
The Tannheimer Hochtal valley in the north-west of Tirol is a world apart. Unlike larger conurbations with their big-budget advertising campaigns and multimedia attractions, this area is characterised by a quiet appreciation of the beautiful natural surroundings and the mountain sports on offer. The exaggerated boasting sometimes heard by other regions of how beautiful their mountains and meadows are is not to be found in Grän.
And yet, the village and its residents are by no means isolated or detached from the world. A road connects Grän to the town Pfronten in the Allgäu region of Bavaria. Indeed, there has long been close contact between the Außerfern region of Tirol and their neighbours over the border in Germany.