The village of Stams in the Inntal Valley is immediately recognisable thanks to its small ski jump and its abbey with two onion-shaped towers.
The village lies at 672 metres above sea level and is also known for its "Skigymnasium Stams", a specialist school where the next generation of alpine ski racers and ski jumpers can combine education and training. At the heart of the village lies the abbey with its impressive church, the "Bernardisaal", the "Heilig Blut-Kapelle" church and a small shop. There are many hiking trails in the surrounding region, including themed trails such as the one leading through the "Stamser Eichenwald" forest with its 700-year-old oak trees. Further outdoor activities include geocaching on the sunny Mieming Plateau and hikes on the Pirchkogel mountain overlooking the village. The walk to the Stamser Alm hut is challenging but well worth it for the delicious "Graukäse" cheese and majestic views. Further down in the valley there is a guesthouse with its own fish pond where diners can enjoy freshly caught salmon, trout and arctic char.