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The village of Pflach is situated next to the larger community of Breitenwang on the outskirts of Reutte.

Pflach connects the "King's Trail" from Hohenschwangau with the Ausserfern - the "King's Trail", or "Königsweg" stems originally from Maximilian II and was originally an extension of the forest way to the Plansee lake. The legend of St Magnus - in which a wild bear is tamed in the forest while St Magnus is fruitpicking - is also supposed to have taken place in Pflach.

Until the 30 Years' War the only brass foundry in the west of Austria belonged to the community of Pflach. The church of St Ulrich and St Afra - both saints connected with the large German town of Augsburg - date back to these days. The church, built as a thanksgiving for this prosperity, is one of the most important cultural landmarks of the Ausserfern. A few minutes from the church stands the Plague Chapel, where the dead were buried during times of pestilence.

The village of Pflach has merged with two hamlets in recent years - Oberletzen in 1974 and Unterletzen in 1981.

Summer in Pflach

Pflach is situated at the foot of the Säuling and thus offers a wonderful palette of walks and climbs. The former "King's Trail" has in recent years turned into a perfect biking and walking trail and is a great choice for families.

The walk to the reservoir at the Kniepass is always popular and from mid-April to the beginning of September it is possible to fish for one's dinner in the springs.

Winter in Pflach

Pflach has an ice rink in the vicinity of the school buildings and this is available daily without charge for children. Cross-country ski trails head out through many of the fields to the neighbouring villages.

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