Culture & Traditions
Village Museum s'Paules und s'Seppls Haus - a precious gem from long-forgotten time.
The impressive farmhouse dominates the historical village of Fiss centre with its large round arch, the tiny windows and ornate roof.
As many other farmhouses in this region, it also shared the fate of inheritance partition to the last, as the house was abandoned a few decades ago. The famous museum architecture office H.G. Merz from Stuttgart (known by the Tyrol Panorama) developed a new concept with archaeologists, architectural historians, folklorists and the museum association. With careful changes a "new" museum was built, which shows the very varied architectural history of the house and on the other hand, also documents the lives of its inhabitants.
Opening Hours in Summer:
- Tuesday and Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- Guided museum tours in June, September and October every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
- Guided children tours for children in July and August every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
- Bread baking every Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m.
- Adults EUR 4.50; Children 7 years and older EUR 2.
- Guided tours: Adults and children EUR 2 + entrance fee.
Important notice: The museum is not heated. Please dress warmly.
Guided Tour at Castle Laudegg
The village Ladis was the seat of the High Court Laudegg for over 400 years. The residence of the guardians and judges of the court Laudegg was the of the same name castle, which proudly overtops the village and the romantic village pond, which today invites to practice several activities.
The castle already existed in the early Middle Ages, which was proved by different findings on the castle walls. In 1964 the ruins of the castle have been acquired by the present owners, families Apel and von Möller, and were renovated and made habitable . These are only a few details about the castle, but there are many more interesting things to tell about the castle Laudegg.
- Guided tours: every Wednesday (until mid of September) at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30 and 11.15 a.m.
- Admission: EUR 3. Children under 14 years free of charge.
Guided Tour Alpine Dairy at Komperdell
You were always wondering about the daily life on an alpine dairy is and how they produce butter and cheese? Then the alpine dairy guided tour at Komperdellalm in Serfaus is the ideal thing to do.
1974 the building of the dairy was rebuilt and completed by 1976. The barn can accommodate 180 dairy cows. In the last six years the dairy was brought up to date: the cheese cellar, the production area and the dirt collector have been redesigned and a new milking machine has been acquired. The total size of Komperdell dairy is: 600 hectares of which 597 hectares are forage acreage. Annually approximately 15,000 kilograms of various cheeses are produced.
- Meeting point: every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Komperdell cable car valley terminal.
- Registration: Please sign up in advance at the tourist office in Serfaus until Monday, 4:30 p.m. at latest.
- Admission: adults: EUR 8. Children up to 14 years: EUR 4.
- Minimum of participants: 8 persons.
Bread Baking at Village Museum in Fiss
Traditional bread baking in the original stone oven at s'Paules und s'Seppls Haus Village Museum in Fiss.
- Demonstrations how Fiss bread is baked take place every Thursday from 9 a.m.
- Admission: Museum + bread baking: adults EUR 4.50, pupils EUR 2, children up to 6 years: free of charge.
- Sale of fresh bread: from around 11 a.m. Free entry to the salesroom.
Pavilion Concerts Local Brass Band
The concerts of the local brass bands have a long tradition. Enjoy a beautiful evening with a journey through different music types – from traditional marches and polkas to modern pieces of music from the 21st century. Let it be a surprise!
Frühshoppen Concerts Mountain Restaurants
"Frühshoppen" is the Austrian tradition to meet up at a pub, inn or tavern in the late morning (usually on Sundays), traditionally held after church service. In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis "Frühschoppen" also takes place every Sunday in one or two of the mountain restaurants with different kinds of music groups. At restaurant Bergdiamant a brass band plays every Sunday. In the restaurants Leithe Wirt and Lassida smaller music bands will entertain the guests.
Tiroler Sauerbrunn Obladis
Since hundreds of years a spring originates at Obladis near Ladis at an altitude of 1,386 m. The spring with a particularly beneficial effect on body and health is called "Tiroler Sauerbrunn".
Through the presence of Sauerbrunn and sulfur springs Ladis was a famous as a health bathing resort centuries ago. The Sauerbrunn spring in Obladis was discovered in 1212 by shepherds Nicholas Schederle. The mineral spring was the preferred water for drinking cures of the last Tyrolean Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I. The Sauerbrunn water is rich in trace elements and helps as a drinking cure for diseases of the kidney and liver, intestines, stomach, pancreas, mucilage of respiratory system, absence of appetite and thyroid illnesses. In Obladis the popular and very healthy "Tiroler Sauerbrunn" (state-recognized mineral spring) is still bottled and distributed today. It can also be tasted at the spring.
Kermesse Festival in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
The Kermesse Festival is a religious festival in honor of the patron saints on their name days. In Fiss St. Johannes, in the Serfaus St. Mary and in Ladis St. Anna and St. Joachim are celebrated.
In Fiss and Ladis this special day is also the day of the unions at the same time. Partially the celebrations start already at 6 a.m. with the wake-up call of the local brass band. At 9 a.m. service is held in church with procession through the village afterwards. Thereafter, a concert of the local brass band takes place accompanied by the tributes to the long-time serving members of the different unions. Look forward to a special day with musical entertainment and delicious meals until late afternoon.
- Kermesse Festival in Fiss: 24. Juni
- Kermesse Festival in Ladis: 26. Juli
- Kermesse Festival in Serfaus: 15. August