Wooden huts in the Pfundser Tschey valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Wooden huts in the Pfundser Tschey valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer

Pfundser Tschey: A Journey Back in Time

The Pfundser Tschey is a high alpine valley in the west of Tirol home to many lush green pastures dotted with wooden huts. In springtime the meadows are covered in thousands of colourful flowers.

The Pfundser Tschey is a sunny alpine valley perched at 1,650 metres above sea level. As winter slowly fades and spring arrives, its south-facing exposure means it doesn't take long for the first crocuses to appear, eventually spreading to form a colourful carpet over the lush green meadows. Dotted across the landscape are many wooden hay huts used as weekend homes by locals in summer. In the heart of this picture-perfect landscape stands the white Maria Schnee chapel. Near the start of the valley you will find the 300-year-old Greiter Mühle mill, which has been painstakingly restored and continues to work today. The Pfundser Tschey is easy to explore on foot. The main route through the valley is asphalt, making it suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

Experience

The family-friendly learning trail Ochsenbühel Forest Fun Adventure Playground in Greit near the Pfundser Tschey Valley is all about wood, trees and forestry. Highlights include a treehouse, a huge "tree book" and plenty more information stations to explore. There is also a play area with swings, a zipwire, a climbing frame and a BBQ spot.

Food

On the way back from the Pfundser Tschey walkers and hikers will pass the sunny Berghof Pfunds in Greit. This is a good place to stop for a break and enjoy some fine traditional food, including plenty of organic produce and game from the local forests. Alternatively, the Posthotel Pfunds is a stylish and elegant eatery in the village of Pfunds.

Accommodation

As well as serving excellent regional food, the Berghof Pfunds also has a number of elegant rooms with wooden furniture, a large balcony and fabulous views. The Hotel Traube (four stars) in Pfunds dates all the way back to the 16th century. Spa fans should head to Das Lafairs, a modern four-star hotel with a large beauty and wellness area.

Crocuses in the Pfundser Tschey, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Crocuses in the Pfundser Tschey
Pfundser Tschey, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Pfundser Tschey
Pfundser Tschey, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Pfundser Tschey
Wooden huts in the Pfundser Tschey valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Wooden huts in the Pfundser Tschey valley

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