– visited August/September 2020 –

Gramais is the smallest independent municipality of Austria. A tiny village, about twenty houses, at the end of the valley. That’s all there is. The one restaurant is closed on Mondays. It is beautiful, the Lechtal Alps rise steeply and on a clear day the beautiful Leiterspitze is visible in the distance. There are no big hotels, buses are not allowed on the road, Gramais has spared itself to get overrun.

As a child, we visited Gramais every few years and for me it is the stereotypical mountain village. This time I came back to explore the mountains, sleep in the nearby huts and finally climb the Leiterspitze.