The holiday resort of See in Tyrol is known for its great diversity, charming atmosphere, outstanding sports and leisure activities and delicious local cuisine. For families with children, the smallest village of the Paznaun region is a particularly great base for unforgettable family holidays in the Tyrolean mountains. However, do you know how See got its name? And what the 1809 Tyrolean struggles for freedom have to do with it? No? Then you should read on and find out everything there is to know about the lovely holiday resort of See in the Paznaun region!
With only 1,167 inhabitants, See is the smallest village of the Paznaun region. Located at 1,056 metres above sea level, the charming holiday resort is surrounded by the Verwall mountain range to the north and the Samnaun mountain range to the south. The municipality of See belongs to the district of Landeck and spans a total of 29 hamlets and farmsteads. By the way: Did you know that the free Silvretta Card also offers great discounts for Galtür, Kappl and Ischgl?
You would like to know how See got its name? With the name translating to “Lake”, you might already have guessed … As there used to be a lake at the valley bottom of the holiday resort, the village was accordingly named “See”. Although the original lake was buried by a landslide in 1433, today’s holiday guests can enjoy a great sports and water park for families in the same location. Find out now about opening times and prices!
The charming Tyrolean municipality of See can look back on an eventful history. Established back in 1400 by local farmers, the village was first mentioned in official documents in 1433 as “ze dem See in Pacznawn” (at the lake in Paznaun). The picturesque mountain village wasn’t always a peaceful place. In 1809, the Tyrolean struggles for freedom brought a fierce battle to the “Giggler-Tobel” east of See, during which 800 local soldiers prevented 1,500 Bavarian soldiers from invading the valley. The women of See also played a central role in the battle, pushing rock avalanches down on the intruders by order of local curate Stephan “s’Stöffele”. Another interesting fact: Until 1603, See belonged to the parish of Serfaus, meaning that See’s dead had to be transported to the cemetery of Serfaus – via the 2,748-metre Furgler Joch! Today, See is an independent parish belonging to the church district of Zams.
See’s coat of arms is diagonally separated by the colours blue and silver. The five waves to the left represent the name of See, which translates to “Lake”. The ibex horns to the right refer to See’s age-long connection to the neighbouring village of Serfaus, which also boasts a pair of horns in its coat of arms.