Holidays in St. Johann
The village of St. Johann in Ahrntal is the ideal holiday destination for athletic mountain fans and nature lovers both in summer and in winter. From the family-friendly thematic hike to challenging glacier tours, skiing and tobogganing at Klausberg ski area to a solitary ski tour at Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park – varied adventures are waiting for you.
St. Johann in Ahrntal is located at 1,000 m of altitude and is characterised by the beautiful late baroque parish church with an impressive cupola tower. Even if nature plays the biggest role in Tauferer Ahrntal, it offers a lot of art and culture too, such as the high altar by Josef Schöpf and the frescoes in the cemetery arcades of St. Johann realised by priest and painter Johann Baptist Oberkofler.
Varied mountain paradise
From thematic hiking paths such as the family-friendly Hexensteig path along Frankbach waterfall, to challenging tours to 3,000ers such as Mt. Schwarzenstein: hikers and mountaineers are spoilt for choice in St. Johann. Mountain bikers will look forward to great panoramic tours. Rafting and paragliding allow you to experience the Alpine landscape from another perspective.
Not very far from St. Johann, there is Klausberg ski and hiking area that is part of Skiworld Ahrntal. In winter, it offers wonderful ski runs and a 5 km long toboggan run. In summer, and in winter, the Alpine Coaster Klausberg Flitzer offers tobogganing fun on an about 2 km long track railway. A water adventure world and a balance parcours are offered too.
Crystals & grey cheese
Interesting for the whole family as well is the Mineral Museum in St. Johann: Here, you can see about 1,000 minerals from the area of the Zillertal Alps and Hohe Tauern – such as the most beautiful rock crystal thread in the world. A culinary speciality in of Tauferer Ahrntal is grey cheese, with a really intense taste. The lean cheese made of cow milk is homemade in the farms and in the mountain huts of the region and can be enjoyed with vinegar, oil and onions.