Stumm im Zillertal is said to be one of the prettiest villages in Tirol, full of traditional inns and cosy cafés gathered around an old church. Indeed, the landscape is so typical of this region that it has served as a backdrop for several films.
Stumm has a population of just over 1,800 and lies on a sunny mountainside in the middle of the Zillertal Valley. Records indicate that there has been a settlement on this site since the 8th century. At 460 years old, Stumm Castle is not quite as old but is nevertheless a popular attraction with beautiful grounds. During the summer months locals and visitors alike flock to the Badewelt Stumm, an open-air swimming pool with an adjoining swimming lake. Guests interested in the arts look forward to the biannual “Stummer Schrei” international theatre and music festival in the heart of the village. In winter, skiers and snowboarders can cross the Ziller river to the other side of the valley to reach the village of Kaltenbach, where a cable car runs up onto the slopes of the Hochfügen-Hochzillertal ski resort.