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Holidays in St. Leonhard in Passeier

St. Leonhard is the main town of the picturesque Passeiertal valley near Meran and is located along the road to Jaufen pass. For travellers, it offers not only silence and regeneration, but also a lot of tradition, culture as well as countless adventures in the heart of a magnificent natural landscape.

St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Cycling team in St. Leonhard

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Hiking in St. Leonhard

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The market town of St. Leonhard in Passeier is located at about 690 m above sea level and consists of several smaller localities, in the centre of Passeiertal and partially in Texel Group Nature Park. Thanks to its central position, the small village has evolved to the centre of Passeiertal Valley since the beginning of the 20th century.

For hikers, Passeiertal is a real paradise. Starting in St. Leonhard in Passeier, mainly from the small village of Walten, you can go on extensive hikes to alpine pastures and mountain tours in an untouched natural landscape, not to mention the glaciers of the Ötztal Alps. Bike fans will find a lot of cycling possibilities too.

MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier
MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The mill is part of the typical Passirian disseminated farm Sandwirt.

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Sandwirt farm in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Sandwirt farm in St. Leonhard in Passeier

Birthplace of Andreas Hofer

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Passeier valley

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Home of Andreas Hofer

St. Leonhard is the birthplace of a historical celebrity that has played an important role in the history of Tyrol: Andreas Hofer, the owner of Sandwirt inn from St. Leonhard and Tyrol’s most popular freedom fighter. He was the leader of the Tyrolean popular revolt against the Bavarians and Frenchmen in 1809. He was had several victories during the battles, such as during the popular Battles of Bergisel near Innsbruck.

His birthplace, that is located at a small distance to the village centre, houses the MuseumPasseier today. It is dedicated to this famous son of St. Leonhard and to the traditions of Passeiertal and simultaneously integrated the museum of local history with a large outdoor area.

St. Leonhard also has many other worth-seeing attractions: the parish church, the French’s cemetery, St. Hippolyte church in Glaiten, the typical "Schildhöfe" farms as well as the medieval Jaufenburg Castle. A recommended excursion is also the Pfistradalm, a historical settlement with a small museum, that can be reached on a cosy hiking path starting in St. Leonhard.

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Passeiertal
Passeiertal

Discovering Passeiertal

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St. Leonhard
St. Leonhard

View over St. Leonhard and Passeiertal

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Church of St. Hippolyt
Church of St. Hippolyt

Church of St. Hippolyt in St. Leonhard in Passeier

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Swimming pool

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

View over St. Leonhard in Passeiertal

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Cycling team in St. Leonhard

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Hiking in St. Leonhard

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

Passeier valley

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Winter in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Winter in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The picturesque winter landscape around St. Leonhard in Passeier is perfect for walks and snowshoe hikes.

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St. Leonhard in Passeiertal in winter
St. Leonhard in Passeiertal in winter

View of the romantic holiday village St. Leonhard in Passeier.

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St. Leonhard in Passeier in winter
St. Leonhard in Passeier in winter

The picturesque village is a famous holiday destination in winter too.

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MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier
MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The mill is part of the typical Passirian disseminated farm Sandwirt.

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Andreas Hofer memorial chapel at Sandwirt
Andreas Hofer memorial chapel at Sandwirt

The chapel was erected at Sandwirt farm in St. Leonhard in Passeier, in remembrance of Andreas Hofer.

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Sandwirt farm in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Sandwirt farm in St. Leonhard in Passeier

Birthplace of Andreas Hofer

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St. Leonhard in Passeiertal
St. Leonhard in Passeiertal

Farm house in St. Leonhard

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Parish church in St. Leonhard
Parish church in St. Leonhard

The parish church was consacrated in the 12th century. The baptismal font of Andreas Hofer in the interiors is absolutely worth seeing.

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