A real delicacy of Brandenberg is the “Prügeltorte”, also known as “Baumkuchen”, a kind of layered cake, baked on the open flame.
Altitude: 919 m a.s.l.
Brandenberg, a municipality in the Alpbachtal valley, consists of the five hamlets Aschau, Pinegg, Oberberg, Unterberg and Dorf. The area is mainly comprised of forest and was a centre for lumber industry up to the mid 20th century. The tree trunks used to be cut and then transported on the Brandenberger Ache, the river of Brandenberg.
A popular activity in summertime are tours to the surrounding nature and cultural monuments, including the Archduke John of Austria Fortress, the Tiefenbach Gorge and the Emperor's Gorge. The latter reminds of the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who started his hunt in this area. In those times, he was accommodated at the "Kaiserhaus" (Emperor's House), a 500-year-old building, which is still preserved and houses a tavern today. On the river, where in former times tree trunks could be seen, you can watch now kayakers and white water swimmers.
In winter, Brandenberg is a popular destination for cross-country skiers. There's also an exercising slope with ski lift and the illuminated toboggan run Brandenberg near the village, which invites to a mulled wine in the refuge before the start. But the stunning 70 km large cross-country ski network of the Alpbachtal valley is above all known beyond borders.