Dream holidays at the family paradise
Ladis in Tyrol
Traditional flair and a picturesque landscape – that’s what holiday guests find at 1,192 metres above sea level at the small village of Ladis. It is known for the healing properties of its mineral and sulphur springs. Its centuries-old farm houses and the well-preserved centre characterise the village’s appearance. Year after year, it attracts large numbers of visitors to the sunny plateau.
Facts about the municipality of Ladis
- municipality in Tyrol
- located on the “sun terrace”, in the Oberes Gericht area, about 400 metres above the Inntal valley
- altitude: 1,192 metres above sea level
- inhabitants: approx. 530
- known for its mineral and sulphur springs
A little village with a big impact
The little mountain village in Tyrol has played an important role in the Alpine region for many centuries now. The Romans used the village as a stop along the “Via Claudia Augusta”. What followed were nobility and emperors – and they all were amazed by the local springs’ healing properties. Nowadays, it’s mostly families who go on holiday on the sunny high plateau and appreciate the variety of activities and the town’s incredible hospitality.
Be it a holiday home for the whole family, a cosy bed and breakfast or a comfortable four-star hotel – in Ladis, everyone can find the accommodation they’re looking for. State-of-the-art infrastructure and unforgettable moments of joy outdoors in nature included!
It sits atop gleaming crags of slate. On the northern and western rock side, the castle hill dips down moderately to the pond and the village of Ladis. Its crowning glory is the castle keep. Attached to the north-eastern side of this imposing tower, which provided living accommodation, are the chapel and the great hall. A circular wall to the north completes the castle area.
The northern tower (residential tower) is connected to the circular wall in the north. From there the ring wall extends westward to the gate tower and the castle entrance, then continues further to the sheer drop off in the south. Thus, a barbican is formed, which is equipped with a small dungeon north of the castle keep. The castle is unassailable in the southeast, while the ring wall and towers secure it in the north.
Healing mineral and sulphur springs in Ladis
Healthy and revitalizing – that’s what the Tyrolean mineral water is said to be. The healing spring is located at 1,386 metres above sea level in Obladis. Rich in trace minerals, the water has a healing effect on the entire body. Drinking the water of this officially recognised healing spring is especially recommended for diseases of the kidneys, liver, stomach, bowel and the lungs.
Video gallery: Ladis
Culture and tradition in Ladis
Want to go on a little journey back in time of the charming little mountain village of Ladis? Then let’s go!
- Urnfields dating back to the year 1000 BC are indicative of settlements in the Ladis area around this time.
- Millennia later, in 1212 AD, the shepherd Nikolaus Schederle discovered the mineral spring in Obladis. The healing properties of the water are what enticed the first tourists to come to the little mountain village in Tyrol.
- For more than 400 years, Ladis was the seat of the Court of Laudegg. Keeper and judge have lived in the castle of the same name until 1684. To this day, it sits enthroned above the picturesque village pond. During a tour of the castle, adventurers of all ages can find out more about the history of this impressive structure.
- The Rhaeto-Romanic appearance of the Ladis village centre has been largely preserved: farm houses with fresco paintings, external staircases, carved gable trusses and baking ovens. Certain structures date from the 8th century AD.
Time-honoured traditions have been preserved in the streets of Ladis. Around 21 historical buildings tell of their Romansh past and take visitors on a journey back in time. If you want to learn more about the history of Ladis during your summer holiday, why not take part in a village tour through the streets and alleys of the smallest village on the high plateau? For more information and all dates check out our weekly programme and event calendar.