The market town Rum with its almost 9,000 inhabitants is located in the east of Innsbruck.
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Altitude: 621 m asl
In the south of the Nordkette mountain chain, along the road from Innsbruck to Hall in Tirol, there is the market town of Rum. The villages Mühlau, Arzl, Thaur and Absam extend along this road, too. These five localities, together with Heiligkreuz, a quarter of Hall in Tirol, are known under the name “MARTHA-villages”. Rum consists of the component localities Rum, boasting a Gothic parish church, Neu-Rum wich is mainly made up of a shopping centre, industrial area and commercial area, as well as Hoch-Rum, a residential area with a private hospital.
Rum is located at the foot of the “Alpenpark Karwendel”, the largest nature park of Austria. About 75 km of well-marked hiking paths take you across this protected piece of land and show you the great Tyrolean mountain scenery. Equally well-liked is the nature trail, taking hikers in the world of mountains of the Nordkette mountain chain: on several panels local plants are presented, some of which have become really rare. At the bottom of the valley, however, the Inn cycle path snakes along the Inn river, strictly speaking from the Engadine to Passau in Germany. This cycle path is perfect for a day trip, as there are hardly any drops. Spots for skaters and joggers complete the offer regarding activities in Rum, and due to the vicinity of the city of Innsbruck you can of course choose from the wide selection of offers available in the Alpine City. In winter, those who love skiing and snowboarding, are really spoilt for choice! The skiing areas Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel, Stubai Glacier and Glungezer are all within easy reach.
Moreover this holiday resort has got some interesting buildings to offer, which deserve to be visited, such as the parish church, dedicated to Saint George. When the church was constructed in the late 15th century, the foundation walls of the ancient church were integrated into the construction. The interiors of the church were converted to Baroque style, only the nave with lunette vault has preserved its Gothic character. In the municipal area, there are several wayside shrines dating back to the 16th century, that can perfectly be combined with pleasant promenades. And there are two elements in the village that remind each historically important facts: the so-called “Kaiserkreuz” remembers the accession to the throne of the Emperor Franz Joseph I, and the pest chapel refers to the Black Death that was rampant in this area in the 17th century.
Our recommendation: Innsbruck and Hall in Tirol are equidistant 5 km from Rum and are easily accessible by means of public transport. So you don’t have to look for parking spaces and you can immediately indulge into city pleasures!