Pflach

Pflach is a long, thin village just 2 kilometres from Reutte. It lies at an altitude of 840m and is connected to the Fernpassstraße linking Austria and Germany.

"Pflach ist flach" ("Pflach is flat") is a play on words which describes well this village first mentioned as "Plech" in 1275. "Plech" comes from the word "vlach" in Middle High German, meaning "flat". And with that we come full circle back to our saying "Pflach is flat". However, flat as it may be, Pflach is surrounded by mountains that are anything but flat. The most eye-catching of these peaks is the 2,047m Säuling marking the border between Austria and Germany. It forms part of the Ammergau Alps and lies at the heart of the Reutte Nature Park, a paradise for walking, mountain biking and swimming in summer as well as cross-country skiing and hiking in winter. The wetland areas of the Lech river near Pflach are home to a hugely diverse range of birds. A good way to learn about the local fauna is on the Bird Adventure Trail, a walking path with boards providing information on birds native to this region. Pflach also has a number of chapels and churches well worth a visit.

Service

Go up
Is your inbox in need of a holiday?

Then subscribe to our weekly newsletter full of exclusive holiday tips from Tirol!