Steinberg am Rofan
The name already reveals that the village is located at the foot of the Rofan mountains.
Image gallery: Steinberg am Rofan
Altitude: 1,010 m asl
The village of Steinbarg am Rofan is accessible via Achenkirch, located at the northern lakeside, via a 10 km long road. This area has already been settled in the 8th century and for a long period of time the inhabitants of the village earned their living with livestock breeding and woodwork: wood was transported along the river to the so called Brandenberger Ache.
The parish church, first mentioned in 1188 AD, was converted to Baroque style and is really worth to be visited. Above the portrayal of Virgin Mary on the left altar wing there is the personified Trinity, which has been carved out of Swiss pine in the 17th century. A real rarity! Moreover, at the Schneidjoch saddle (1,400 m asl) you can admire Rhaetian inscriptions, witnessing former trade routes. These inscriptions are dated to 400 BC and best accessible from the Gufferthütte refuge in the Rofan mountains. From the majestic rock pyramid of the Guffert (2,195 m asl) you can enjoy a perfect view on Steinberg.
The emblem of the village depicts three blue and black mountain peaks, highlighting the position of Steinberg as high valley in the Rofan mountains. By the way, “Rofan mountains” is only another designation for the Brandenberg Alps, confined by Lake Achensee, the Inntal valley and the Bavarian pre-Alps. No matter if you prefer hiking, nordic-walking, sledging, cross-country skiing or skiing, the calm atmosphere at Steinberg will convince you…
Our recommendation: the village considers itself “the most beautiful end of the world” and is thus a perfect place for relaxing holidays.