The westernmost section of the Inntal Valley is known as the "Oberes Gericht". At its heart lies the village of Ried with just over 1,200 inhabitants, surrounded by the mighty peaks of the Ötztal Alps and the Samnaun Mountains reaching as far as the Swiss canton Graubünden.
Visitors to Ried are immediately drawn to the parish church, which dates back more then 60 years, and Sigmundsried Castle. Originally built as a watchtower in the 12th century, it was later extended by Duke Sigmund to serve as a hunting lodge. The village of Ried then grew around this noble residence. The castle’s entrance hall still has a selection of heraldic crests and paintings from the 16th century on display. Ried lies at the foot of the sunny high plateau which is home to the ski resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with its wide range of pistes catering for all abilities. There are also plenty of outdoor attractions and activities in summer, for example the Fallender Bach, a spectacular 100m high waterfall near the Anton-Renk-Hütte hut. And when things get too hot in summer, why not cool off with a dip in the Rieder Badesee with its own small island and large waterslide?