RS achental bei abzweigung nach steinberg
RS achental bei abzweigung nach steinberg

Steinberg am Rofan

The name already reveals that Steinberg is located at the foot of the Rofan mountains.

Altitude: 1,010 m asl

The village of Steinbarg am Rofan is accessible via Achenkirch, located at the northern lakeside of Lake Achensee, via a 10 km long road. This area has already been settled in the 8th century. 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 and converted to Baroque style in the 18th century, 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 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.

The emblem of the village depicts three blue and black mountain peaks, highlighting the position of Steinberg am Rofan 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 or cross-country 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.

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