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Serfaus is a municipality in the district of Landeck in Tyrol, Austria. It is located at 47°1′N 10°35′E, with a population of 1,091 (2001).

Serfaus is a municipality in the district of Landeck in Tyrol, Austria. It is located at 47°1′N 10°35′E, with a population of 1,091 (2001).

Geography

Serfaus is a small town located on a plateau in the upper Inn valley in Tyrol, Austria. It is well known for its connection to the Ski-Area "Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis" and its tiny subway system, the Dorfbahn Serfaus. With four stations and a length of 1280 m it allows for a complete ban of cars within the town, while at the same time maintaining the village's attractiveness to tourists, particularly skiers. The municipality teamed up with the two nearby municipalities of Fiss and Ladis to form the ski resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.

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More about the History of Serfaus

The oldest findings of civilisation in the region of Serfaus are from the Bronze Age. The remains of a 3200 year old fireplace on the Komperdell, a nearby high alpine meadow, indicates that the area was used as a pasture or hunting ground. More archaeological research was undertaken at the "Zienerbichl", discovering remnants of the Late Antiquity and Middle Ages.

Pre-Roman field names and some Celtic traces still hint at the early settlers in this region. Ancient historians described the area as Raetia and its inhabitants as Raeti. However, with the conquest of the area by the Romans about 15 BC the Roman and Raetic cultures began to mix, creating the Romansh people. The Romansh language, which is still spoken in some parts of the Swiss Canton Graubünden, has survived in many of the regional field names. In the 6th century the German speaking Bavarii started to inhabit the plateau, gradually extruding the Romansh from day to day language.

The village itself was first officially mentioned in the 11th century. The towns of See and Kappl in the Paznaun valley were partly settled through Serfaus. Till 1891 See was also part of the rectory of Serfaus, which led to the fact that there is still a graveyard for citizens of See in the village of Serfaus. Other important cultural landmarks include the pilgrimage church of St. Georgen. Built in the Middle Ages it is one of the oldest churches in the region.

During the 19th century tourism started to flourish in Tyrol and after the Second World War, tourism became the main source of income for the village.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Serfaus is a municipality in the district of Landeck in Tyrol, Austria. It is located at 47°1′N 10°35′E, with a population of 1,091 (2001).

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