Mountain hut guide
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Day trips - Tux
Tuxer Mühle in Juns
In early days farms in Juns had to be largely self-sufficient; barley was mainly grown, a
grain which can grow at higher altitudes. In the Tuxer Mill in Juns (built in 1839) barley was
ground forbread as well as for local specialities like pasta and 'Krapfen'. The Tuxer Mill has been restored in
order to preserve this unique cultural heritage
Alpine dairy in Juns
Surrounded by green pastures and fields of alpine roses lies the 'Stoankasern' mountain dairy. From the middle of June to the end of September you can watch the cheesemaker at work every morning. From Lanersbach it is a 2 1/2
hours walk up to the 'Junsalm' hut with the adjacent Stoankasern dairy at 1.984 m;
you can also take the hikers' taxi, every Tuesday and Thursday (from June to October).
Farm settlement in Gemais (Vorderlanersbach)
The group of farms in Weiler Gemais is an impressive example of the structural and commercial development of
the Schwaighof establishment during the middle ages. The building is from the 18th century
and is a conserved heritage. The settlement originates from the 13th century and has
since then developed into the 4 separate farms it is today.
Mehlerhaus in Madseit
The Mehlerhaus in Madseit is 300 Jahre old and was inhabited up until 1992. The Tuxer council had this
cultural asset restored in 1999 and added a small museum and culture centre. From the 13th of July
til the end of September interested guests can visit the Mehlerhaus every Friday afternoon from 1.00 - 6.00 pm.
Watch for cultural events as well as exhibitions taking place regularly.
Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge) Finkenberg
Legend has it that the devil himself built the Teufelsbrücke, spanning the 70 m deep gorge,through which the
Tuxer river flows. The Teufelsbrücke or Devil's Bridge and the high footbridge crossing the Zemm river
are impressive examples of Tirolean methods of timber construction from the 18th century.
Further natural monuments can be found in the village (eg. Old Linden Tree - 110 years old;
Old Beech - 750 years old).
Spannagel cave in Hintertux
A protected natural monument since 1964, the Spannagel cave in Hintertux is the largest cave in the Central Alps and has been accessible to the public since 1994. The entrance is just below the Spannagelhaus and there are daily guided tours all year round (10.00 to 3.00 pm). The alpine ridge is formed mainly from primary rock, making the
marble seam running from Hintertux south to the Spannagelhaus unique.
Expert guides take you kilometre deep into the labyrinth, passing geological feaatures like the marble seam, stalactites and glacial potholes before reaching the waterway at the end.
Churches and chapels
In the "holy land of Tirol", including the region Tux - Finkenberg, there are many churches and chapels in which visitors can see early barock stucco work and frescos. In particular the church of Finkenberg built in 1721, dedicated to the holy St. Loenhard, and the Tuxer parish church. Further highlights are the 4 chapels in Finkenberg: the Innerberg chapel (at the end of the village), the Herz-Jesu chapel (at the beginning of the village), the Heimkehrer chapel (in Persal) and the Hochsteg-Chapel (in Hochsteg); here the beautiful fresco medallions made by the painter Wolfram Köberle from Innsbruck are worth seeing, as well as those of the well known artist Max Weiler in the Barbara chapel (see foto). And there are many more churches and chapel to be discovered...