Stanzer plum enjoyment route

Schnapps culture in its purest form

Stanzer plum enjoyment route

The sheltered sunny location, the dry and warm climate, skillful irrigation and the diligence of the locals were in Stanz a plum paradise. Of the 160 households in the community, 54 exercise the distillery law. There, too, grows the well-known "Stanzer Zwetschke", which makes the village one of the numerous pleasure regions in Austria.

The hike begins at 12:02 p.m. with a bus ride to Grins. Through the village of Grins you go to the sports field and continue along the forest path to the Wasseralp in the direction of Stanz. Follow this path, which turns into a forest path and reaches the "Kreuztragenden" where a bench invites you to take a break. After a drink break, the trail continues to the ruins. There you can enjoy the breathtaking view. On the return to Stanz you stop for a tasting in one of the distilleries (tasting approx. ½ hour). Families with children can stop at the Dorfwirt in Stanz instead of the schnapps tasting. Together you will return to Landeck by bus at 17:00 (17:15 Landeck centre).

The guided tour and the Postbus are free for all guests with the TirolWest Card!

Meeting point: Train station Landeck-Zams 11:50 a.m. (departure 12:02 p.m.)
Starting point hike: Grins
Hiking destination: Stanz
Period: every Friday from June to September
Dates & registration: detailed dates and the registration link can be found in the calendar of events
Registration deadline: the day before until 4:00 p.m.

Price for the tasting in one of the numerous distilleries: € 5.00 per person

As an unguided walk, this route is possible all year round.
An appointment for a tasting in the distillery village of Stanz can be made directly with the chairman Markus Auer - Tel. +43.676.5350053

The special distillates from Stanz are available directly from the individual distilleries.
Distiller Christoph Kössler also offers his fine spirits directly at "Der Grissemann" in Zams.


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At a Glance

Difficulty level:medium difficulty / red mountain path
Descent:120 m


Starting point:Gemeindeamt Grins
Destination point:Dorfplatz Stanz
Path surface:Waldweg, Asphalt, Schotter

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City:Grins - Stanz
TirolWest Card Leistung:gratis Wanderführung

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Giggus distillery

At the farm of Stefan Nothdurfter stands "Giggus". As Stefan explains with a friendly laugh, this is the Rhaetian term for schnapps and means "sharp water". He proudly refers to the special flair of the area and the historical roots of agriculture. His farm dates back to the 16th century. Four generations live under one roof: "We pass on traditional knowledge and our values!"

Enemy artillery Kössler

Christoph Kössler says: "Our family has owned the house for generations. It is very lively here, because it is a residential house and not a museum." For tastings, he invites guests to the beautiful Zirbenstube. Next door, in the building made of brook stone walls and dark tanned wooden walls, he has an exhibition room, the copper "small" distillation plant and a cozy tasting corner.

Information about the Schnapps Route

The distilling of schnapps has a centuries-old tradition in Tyrol.

Further information can be found here.


The wonderful sunny plateau above Landeck is a real insider tip to take nice and extensive walks and hikes. Starting in Grins, with its beautiful and remarkable Gothic church and healing waters, the pleasure hike goes through the village of Grins and then across the fields to Stanz. The route leads either along the field path or a little higher through the forest along the irrigation waal. Accompanied by views of the magnificent Tyrolean mountains, the paths lead to Stanz, the birthplace of the famous baroque master builder Jakob Prandtauer and the home of the famous Stanzer Zwetschke plum. It thrives particularly well here, ripens fully and develops full, spicy and sweet aromas. Here the route ends in one of the great distilleries. With almost 500 inhabitants, Stanz has 56 distilleries where the plum is processed into fine distillates, fruit liqueurs, jams, chutney and plum ketchup. The distillers are looking forward to a visit and are happy to invite you to guided tastings.
Markus Auer, chairman of the distillery village of Stanz

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