Tannheim

Tannheim is the main settlement in the Tannheimer Tal Valley in the north-west of Tirol. The local mountain is called Einstein, and the history of the village has been characterised over the centuries by strong personalities.

The Felixe Minas Haus is an impressive farmhouse in Tannheim which tells the story of a rural family who once lived a wealthy, even urban, lifestyle.

Strongly shaped by Catholic and farming traditions, Tirol was for many centuries a very patriarchal society. However, in the Tannheimer Tal, a high valley in the north-west of the region, traces long remained of a time when mothers were admired above all else and women had the last word. For example, farms in the valley were inherited not by the oldest son but by the youngest daughter of the family. With it came, of course, the responsibility to stay in the village and look after her parents in old age.

Wilhelmine, known as “Mina”, Schmid was one of these women. She was a member of the Zobl clan, a family with deep local roots which had lived in the same farmhouse in Tannheim for seven generations since the end of the 17th century. The house remained empty for many years before its fascinating story was finally revealed. Today the Felixe Minas Haus is a local history museum.

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The Felixe Minas Haus houses not only ancient farming tools and priceless furniture but also musical instruments such as a pianoforte – proof of the bourgeois lifestyle enjoyed by the Zobl clan., © Tannheimer Tal
Treasure trove

The Felixe Minas Haus houses not only ancient farming tools and priceless furniture but also musical instruments such as a pianoforte – proof of the bourgeois lifestyle enjoyed by the Zobl clan.

Lake Vilsalpsee can be accessed via a gentle trail also suitable for pushchairs and persons who have difficulty walking. It is located in a protected area of natural beauty with a wide range of flora, including orchids and gentians., © Tirol Werbung/Verena Kathrein
Shimmering blue

Lake Vilsalpsee can be accessed via a gentle trail also suitable for pushchairs and persons who have difficulty walking. It is located in a protected area of natural beauty with a wide range of flora, including orchids and gentians.



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Snowshoes have been used for many millennia to move around in snowy surroundings. Today, snowshoe hikes are increasingly popular among people wishing to explore the landscape in winter in a peaceful and natural way., © Tannheimer Tal
Explore nature

Snowshoes have been used for many millennia to move around in snowy surroundings. Today, snowshoe hikes are increasingly popular among people wishing to explore the landscape in winter in a peaceful and natural way.

It is fascinating to see enormous hot air balloons gently rise into the deep blue sky. Every January hot air balloon pilots from around the world descend on Tannheim., © Tannheimer Tal
Balloon festival

It is fascinating to see enormous hot air balloons gently rise into the deep blue sky. Every January hot air balloon pilots from around the world descend on Tannheim.



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