The small village of Galtür is located in the upper Paznaun Valley at about 1,600 meters above sea level. Galtür is considered an insider tip. Because here it is quieter than in the neighboring villages, yet for those looking for an active holiday you will find everything you need for a successful summer holiday in the mountains or winter holidays on the ski slopes. Hikers, alpinists, climbing and bouldering enthusiasts will get their money’s worth as well as running enthusiasts, mountain bike fans and adventure seekers. In winter you can enjoy ski slopes and cross-country ski trails, winter hiking trails, ski tours, snowshoe hikes and ice skating. Albert Einstein already used to spend his holidays here, the writer Ernest Hemingway put the village on the map in world literature in his short story “An Alpine Idyll”.
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"It was hot coming down into the valley even in the early morning. The sun melted the snow from the skis we were carrying and dried the wood."
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Galtür is worth a visit at any time of the year. The idyllic mountain village is located in the heart of the Silvretta mountain range. Around the village, which is located at about 1,600 meters above sea level, impressive mountain peaks rise into the sky. Hikes in the clear mountain air, climbing undreamt-of heights on bouldering and climbing facilities, clear mountain lakes and adventurous mountain bike routes – you will experience all this during your summer holiday in Galtür.
Although Galtür is considered a hotspot for climbing and bouldering enthusiasts, it also offers a wide range of activities to all those who like to run, mountain bike fans and adventure seekers. In winter, the mountain peaks turn into a snow-covered winter wonderland. Thanks to its geographical location, the region has ideal snow conditions perfect for your winter holiday in the Tyrolean mountains. The ski season starts from the beginning of December and lasts until the end of April. Ski touring routes, deep snow runs and cross-country ski trails complete the winter sports line up.
Ernest Hemingway, An Alpine Idyll
Excursion tip Galtür
The interactive museum is part of a 345 meter long and 19 meter high avalanche protection wall. Here you can learn exciting things about the relationship between man and nature in the Alpine region in the permanent exhibition “At the top – Stories about Galtür and the world”. The documentary “Mountains in Motion” by Lutz Maurer will be shown in the cinema hall.