The municipal territory of Kaunerberg extends up to 1,600 m asl.
Altitude: 1,270 m asl
Kaunerberg and its widely scattered farms and hamlets are located at the beginning of the Kaunertal valley. From the village you can also access the neighbouring Pitztal valley via the Pillerhöhe pass. Typical for the municipal area are the so-called “Waale”, which are irrigation canals used to sluice meadows, as the southern slopes of Kaunerberg belong to the areas with the lowest precipitation of Tyrol. The emblem of the village, which shows a sun, symbolises the sunny location and the drought of Kaunerberg, while the blue crossbar stands for the irrigation canals and the hillside.
The village is also part of the Nature Park Kaunergrat, which comprises an area of about 58,920 hectares. Moreover this holiday resort is an ideal starting point for tours across the fascinating world of mountains in the surroundings. Particularly interesting is the Kaunerberg Water Trail, which can also be experienced in a guided tour. It takes promenaders along the irrigation canals and provides information about the agricultural conditions in this in part extreme area. A drift of 1 km and the water setting at the Gallruttalm pasture are part of the path. Also the panoramic path is recommendable, this trail takes you from the Aifneralm pasture to the Falkaunsalm pasture in about 3 hours. The Schnadiger pond, however, is a little lake for bathing and an ideal place for hot summer days or to spend some hours fishing.
In winter there are various possibilities to spend active holidays! In the surroundings of the village, snowshoeing is rather popular, while those who love skiing can look forward to two skiing areas: the Ried-Prutz-Fendels skiing area with its sunny terrace is accessible via a new mono-cable gondola from Ried and the second skiing area, which is the Kaunertal Glacier, is skiable the whole year round, except a short time-out in summer. These two skiing areas joined to be one and are accessible with one skipass only.
Our recommendation: the Kauner herb corner (Kauner Kräuterecke) is worth to be visited! A variety of flavours and colours enchant visitors in a show garden of 150 sqm, which has been implemented by the Buchhammer family in cooperation with the Nature Park Kaunergrat in 2002…