The small town of Vils is located 12 km northwest of Reutte on the Bavarian border. At the foot of the Vilsegg ruins are the St. Anna Church and a historic hammer mill with water wheel, which served the Lords of Hohenegg as an armory and can be visited.

  • Sea level: 826 m
  • Inhabitants: 1.491
  • Total Area: 30,75 km²
  • Population density: 48/km²

The Vilsegg ruin, built around 1220, was the residence of the Lords of Hohenegg until about 1540. The baroque parish church Maria Himmelfahrt was built between 1709 and 1714 according to the plans of the master builder Johann Jakob Herkomer from Füssen and consecrated on April 21, 1714. Vils was once widely known as a lute and violin making town. In the course of the 20th century, the town developed into one of the most important nativity scene locations in Tyrol.


Wonderful hikes lead through untouched landscapes to alpine pastures and mountain peaks with wonderful views of imposing mountains and the picturesque Alpine foothills. From the pleasure cyclist to the mountain biker - there are suitable routes for every requirement. Nearby is the Alatsee for all bathing enthusiasts. Tennis courts, ice or asphalt curling lanes and rock climbing walls invite you to do some sports.

In winter there is the family-friendly ski lift at Konradshüttle, as well as perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails and wonderful winter hiking trails. Many popular skiing areas are easy to reach from Vils.