Kössen

Fly like an eagle! Kössen is an internationally renowned hotspot for paragliding enthusiasts who enjoy nothing better than taking to the skies and gazing down on the Kaiserwinkl mountains from above.

If Daedalus and Icarus had flown over Crete with the help of modern paragliders then the poet Ovid would have probably had to tell a very different story in this part of his Metamorphoses. During Ovid’s most productive phase, around the birth of Christ, the village of Kössen had already been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Fast forward 5,000 years to the late 20th century and the sight of tiny coloured dots filling the sky is a very common one on clear days. The Greek prefix “para” lives on in the word paraglider, but the good news is that these days you do not need to be a Greek hero or a fugitive in order to learn the fine art of flying.

The Unterberghorn massif near Kössen is an international hotspot for paragliding enthusiasts, who enjoy nothing better than to take to the skies and gaze down on the world from above. For those unwilling or unable to fly on their own there is the option of tandem flights in the company of an experienced pilot.

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This is the spot where paragliders from around the world meet up to exchange information on wind and weather conditions, perfect their flying technique, party, make friends … and even get married!, © Tirol Werbung/Josef Mallaun
Flights of fancy

This is the spot where paragliders from around the world meet up to exchange information on wind and weather conditions, perfect their flying technique, party, make friends … and even get married!



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The Talpass Klobenstein near Kössen has been an important transit route between Tirol and Bavaria for many centuries. As such, it is no surprise that guesthouses offering food and accommodation soon sprang up along the trail. The Gasthof Erzherzog Rainer, for example, dates back to the 15th century., © Gasthof Erzherzog Rainer
Ancient transit route

The Talpass Klobenstein near Kössen has been an important transit route between Tirol and Bavaria for many centuries. As such, it is no surprise that guesthouses offering food and accommodation soon sprang up along the trail. The Gasthof Erzherzog Rainer, for example, dates back to the 15th century.

Despite being located at only 600 metres above sea level, Kössen offers legendary snowsure conditions envied by many other resorts in the Alps., © Kaiserwinkl
Winter wonderland

Despite being located at only 600 metres above sea level, Kössen offers legendary snowsure conditions envied by many other resorts in the Alps.



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The Waldbad Kössen outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place for families to have fun and relax on hot summer days., © Bernhard Bergmann
Fun in the sun and in the shade

The Waldbad Kössen outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place for families to have fun and relax on hot summer days.



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