Zams

Zams is a village near Landeck in the Upper Inntal Valley located between the mountains of the Venet massif and the imposing 2,811 m high Rauher Kopf peak.

Among its most eye-catching buildings is the Kronburg, a fortress perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking this settlement of 3,350 residents. Its free-standing tower survived a major fire in 1911 which destroyed the rest of the complex; the church was re-built just 50 metres away. In the heart of the village there are still many traditional farmhouses. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. For example, the Zammer Lochputz, one of the most interesting wildwater gorges in the Alps, is accessible via a series of paths, bridges, walkways and tunnels leading past waterfalls and a special power station created for demonstration purposes. Zams is also connected to the E5 European hiking trail and the Way of Saint James, an international pilgrimage trail ending in Santiago de Compostela. Watersports enthusiasts can try their hand at rafting and canyoning. In winter there is a cable car leaving from the village taking skiers and snowboarders up to the local Venet ski resort.

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