A tiny village nestled in the beautiful Tannheimer Valley, Gran is an outdoor lover’s paradise with a variety of recreational activities available throughout the year. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for skiing on the slopes, while summer reveals scenic hiking and cycling trails.
Things to do
Tannheimer Tal is a favourite for hiking and rock climbing, home to the craggy peaks of the Allgau Alps and rolling hills. It’s considered the most beautiful high valley anywhere in Europe, where winter enthusiasts are lured in by its selection of cross-country skiing trails and toboggan runs.
On a sunny afternoon, there’s no better place to be than at Lake Haldensee, where you can swim or row a boat. You can also stretch your legs on one of the scenic trails around the lake or go horseback riding, rock climbing and canyoning.
Ready to take your sightseeing to new heights? Make your way to Traualpsee, a gorgeous lake that sits 1,631 metres above sea level. Go on a high alpine hike on a guided tour to witness its beauty and spot the variety of diverse plants and animals surrounding the natural wonder.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit the family-run Gasthaus-Restaurant Burgschenke to fuel up on hearty cuisine. Enjoy dining on local ingredients from its ever-changing menu while watching the sun set against mountain scenery.
The best way to get around Gran is by car. Innsbruck Airport is 113 kilometres south-east of Gran, while Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich are around 2.5 hours’ drive away.