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Ski area Fiss

Holidays in Fiss

Tyrol's ski dimension, one of the largest family ski areas in Tyrol, was created through the merger of the Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis ski areas. As a large ski area, it extends from 1,200 m to 2,820 m and is much more than just a common ski pass.
The range of slopes on the high plateau is ideal for beginners and advanced skiers as well as for the whole family: wide slopes with plenty of space - also for carving! - enable skiing of all levels of difficulty in your ski area in Tyrol.
 

Discover Fiss in Tyrol

Fiss is a community with about 1,000 inhabitants and is located on the "sun terrace" about 500 m above the valley floor of the Upper Inn Valley, on a flat, south-facing slope.
The name Fiss itself is difficult to interpret. The origin of the place name is assumed to be in the Latin fossa (= ditch) or fodia (= pit or hollow), in which the cluster village is embedded. In 1288 the name "Fusse" was mentioned for the first time in a document.
 
The prehistory of Fiss, like that of most of the mountain regions in Tyrol, is largely in the dark. What is certain, however, is that the sun terrace was cleared and sparsely populated by a Celtic tribe long before the birth of Christ.
In the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, the Romans conquered our country, gave it the name Raetia and from this connection the Rhaeto-Romanic people emerged. Over the centuries they mixed with Germanic immigrants (Bavarians, Alemanni and colonists from the canton of Valais).
It is interesting that the old Roman road, which led over the Reschenpass to Augsburg, did not go along the valley floor, but rather over the Serfaus-Fiss high level. The Romans brought about a revolution in the building trade, because instead of simple wooden huts they built massive stone houses.
 
Only in 1928 did Fiss get an access road and in 1939/40 a material ropeway for transporting heavy loads. Before, there was only a hand-laid cart path for teams of oxen.
After the Second World War, Fiss developed into a popular summer destination for holiday guests. Today the idyllic Fiss presents itself as an attractive tourist sports location in winter and summer, still in the style of a Rhaeto-Romanic clustered village with an up to 600 year old town center with the unmistakable house entrances.
Among other things, one of the oldest Tyrolean customs, bloch pulling, takes place in Fiss every 4 years. It is a fascinating play of colors and masks, a rustic expression of the centuries-old examination of the tremendous forces of nature in the course of the year and their effect on the hard life of the rural population in the Tyrolean Alps.
In 2011, the Fisser Blochzieh was included in the National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO Austria.

 
Traffic calming 

In Fiss, there has been a night driving ban from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. since 1990. This does not apply to the arrival or departure from the accommodation. Guests who have booked their accommodation in the districts of Fisser-Höfe or Telfes-Höfe may also use their vehicle in Fiss during this time (e.g. after evening events), but must take the shortest route out of the village. In winter there is also a pedestrian zone (shown on the map). There are controls by organs of the municipality of Fiss.

 

 


Dear guests and friends of the Hotel Maximilian,

Unfortunately, the corona pandemic and its effects are forcing us, despite the impending easing and reopening possibilities, to make a decision that is really not easy for us with regard to the upcoming summer season.
Due to many unforeseeable and plannable situations, the management decided not to open the Hotel Maximilian in the upcoming summer season. This "not opening" in summer is very difficult for us, but unfortunately it cannot be avoided.

We ask for your understanding and would like to thank all guests who had planned to spend their summer vacation with us in the next few weeks. We would be very happy to see you again maybe in winter.

All the best and stay healthy.

Your Hotel Maximilian
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TIP: Book your winter holiday in the "Maximilian" by September 30th and look forward to one
7% early bird discount from 3 nights (this is not valid for special winter offers)

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