At a Glance
|Difficulty level:||medium difficulty / red mountain path|
|Starting point:||Gemeindeamt Grins|
|Destination point:||Dorfplatz Stanz|
|Path surface:||Waldweg, Asphalt, Schotter|
Fitness & technique
|City:||Grins - Stanz|
|TirolWest Card Leistung:||gratis Wanderführung|
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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!"
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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.
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