The holiday resort Buch bei Jenbach is located at the spur of the Kellerjoch mountain.
Altitude: 545 m asl
The municipality of Buch bei Jenbach includes the main locality as well as the villages St. Margarethen, Maurach, the parts of Rotholz that are located in the west of the local river, as well as Troi extending on the slopes. While Rotholz is famous beyond borders as terminal for Tyrolean breeding cattle, Troi offers a great view on the Rofan and the Karwendel mountain chain. In the Middle Ages in this area copper and silver were mined. On the emblem of the village, there is a red beech, which in German is called “Buche”, referring to the name of the village.
This holiday area has got several sights to offer, such as the Rottenburg ruin. The area surrounding this sight has been put under natural and monumental protection. Inside the ruin there is the so-called “Versöhnungsstiege” (reconciliation staircase), in remembrance of the reconciliation between the Earls von Rottenburg by the help of Saint Notburga. In the 20th century parts of the ruin were transformed into a chapel, which is dedicated to the Saint who died in this place. Her mortal remains are treasured in the St. Notburga chapel at Eben am Achensee. And at Rotholz the popular Bible Trail starts, which goes past log-carved sculptures and the Notburga spruce, the highest spruce of Tyrol with a hight of 53 m, terminating at the above mentioned ruin. Rotholz Castle, however, which is the second castle on municipal territory, dates back to the 16th century and hosts the Agricultural College.
In summer the mountains surrounding Buch are the protagonists, as there are plenty of hiking and bike trails snaking in the Karwendel mountain chain. In winter in this area you can perfectly do winter hiking, cross-country skiing or alpine skiing in the nearby skiing areas of the Zillertal valley, such as Fügen-Spieljoch and the Hochzillertal ski center, whereas the ski lift Stans, the Schwannerlifte or the ski-lift for kids at Jenbach are all located in the next-door neighbourhood. By the way, the “SilberCARD” of the Karwendel region, to which also Buch belongs, makes you access the ice rink of Jenbach for free…
Our recommendation: the Buch waterfall can be reached in a 20-minutes’ walk by 60 stairs with starting point at the Bucherwirt. Along the path you can admire a great variety of plants.