buch bei jenbach
buch bei jenbach

Buch in Tirol

The Buch Waterfall with its great variety of plants can be reached by 60 stairs, with starting point at the Bucherwirt tavern

Altitude: 545 m a.s.l.

The holiday village Buch in Tirol, formerly known as Buch bei Jenbach, lies in the foothills of Mt. Kellerjoch. While the component locality of Rotholz is famous beyond borders as terminal for Tyrolean breeding cattle, the hamlet of Troi offers you a great view on the Rofan and the Karwendel Mountains. In the Middle Ages, in this area copper and silver were mined.

Two castles rise in the village. Rotholz Castle from the 16th century hosts the Agricultural College today. The second one is Rottenburg Castle: Inside the castle ruin there is the "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 dedicated to the Saint, who died in this place. Her mortal remains are treasured in Eben am Achensee.

The area surrounding this sight has been put under natural and monumental protection and represents a popular recreation area today. At Rotholz, the 3 km long Bible Trail starts, which goes past log-carved sculptures and the Notburga Spruce, with 53 metres the highest spruce of Tyrol, and leads you to the above mentioned ruin. Further hiking paths take you into the fabulous world of the Karwendel Mountains with its Karwendel Alpine Park. In winter, however, there are several skiing areas and ski lifts in the surroundings, between Mt. Kellerjoch and the Zillertal valley.

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