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Sights and attractions in Leutasch

In addition to the famous Ganghofer Museum, with its wealth of hunting-themed exhibits from the life of Ludwig Ganghofer, the village of Leutasch also boasts a unique variety of chapels. Boasting no fewer than 18 chapels, two churches and other testimonials to the deep faith of the inhabitants, Leutasch has more chapels than almost any other municipality in the region. The reason behind the construction of such a large number of chapels  – at a time when Leutasch had a population of only 1,000 inhabitants – is the expansiveness of the parish, which stretches over an area of more than 20 kilometres.

The Ganghofer Museum

Ludwig Ganghofer, arguably one of the most-read German-language authors of his day, with many of his works made into films, spent more than 20 years of his life at his hunting lodge ‘Hubertus’ in the Gaistal valley. It was there that he wrote many of his works, including his most famous book…

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Churches and chapels

The municipality of Leutasch has two churches and an astounding 18 chapels, as well as many other testimonies to the devout faith of its inhabitants, including some 80 wayside shrines and countless crosses on roadsides, pathways and mountain pastures.

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