Holidays in Galtür

Unique winter & summer holidays in an authentic Austrian alpine village 

We believe that Galtür is the gem in the crown of the Paznaun. Located at the top of the valley at an altitude of 1600m and on the border with Vorarlberg, from our base in Galtür you have easy access to a huge variety of summer & winter alpine activities. Read on to discover more about our incredible village & region...

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High air quality and a climate with healing properties

The mountain air in Galtür is unique, the location ensures a constantly pleasant climate and low levels of pollutants. The presence of common pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, dust and ozone is negligible. Due to the altitude, Galtür is a paradise for allergy sufferers, as house/dust mites are almost non-existent and there are minimal pollens. This is because of the high-alpine location, the native vegetation and the agriculture. A frequent breeze through the valley ensures constant fresh air circulates here in Galtür.

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Smuggling

The smuggling of goods from the Engadin Valley played a part in shaping the recent history of the valley. Local farmers fell on hard times with the construction of roads and railways in the 19th Century, which brought cheaper food & produce into the area. The locals couldn’t compete, so they found other ways to supplement their incomes: smuggling goods across the border. But eventually the new roads also brought new people into the region, and in time the world discovered the natural beauty of Galtür.

 

Tourism

An upswing in fortunes for the residents began with the first mountaineers who came to the valley to explore the Silvretta Mountains. Tourism followed, and the development of Ski Resorts in Galtür and Ischgl, and further down the valley in Kappl & See. 

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