No more than twenty villages and valleys in the whole of Austria can officially call themselves ’mountaineering villages’. The most recent additions to this sustainable tourism initiative are Sellrain, Gries im Sellrain and St. Sigmund im Sellrain. In line with an eco-friendly ’less is more’ concept, less après ski and gondola lifts adds up to much more tranquility. Here nature lovers find blissful relaxation in high-alpine terrain, with the city at their fingertips.
The ’Mountaineering Villages’ project was initiated by the Austrian Alpine Club (Oesterreichischer Alpenverein).