Mühlwald has about 1500 inhabitants and is situated at an altitude of 1229 m. The first documentary evidence of the colonization of the valley dates back
to the year 1160.
The Mühlwalder valley in the Zillertaler Alps in South Tyrol branches off at Mühlen in Taufers from the Tauferer Ahrntal,
runs until the Zillertaler Hauptkamm, to the last section of the valley, the Lappachtal, and is drained by the Mühlwalder Bach. As the name Mühlwald suggests, there were many watermills in a
wooded area, and you can still admire some of them.
With the project „The Power of Water“ were opened up theme paths, regularly are
offered guided hikes. They start at the hydroelectric power plant Mühlwald at the Mühlwald Lake, leading to the old mills, on lakes, on a bog with headwaters, through a gorge with a waterfall
to the water reservoir Neves in Lappach. Other attractions include numerous chapels, the Water Museum, churches and the St. Gertraud Church (1383)