The roofed wooden bridge over the Rosanna river in Strengen is a unique construction in Austria
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Altitude: 1,029 m a.s.l.
Strengen is located along an old Roman Road and is composed of several hamlets - with Bajuwaric framehouses and Roman mural buildings - that are spread all over the slopes at the entrance of the Stanzertal. Already around 1000 AD, the village was founded as "Rallsberg". In 1774, however, "Gstreng" - as it used to be called then - was described in the Atlas Tyrolensis by Peter Anich.
The roofed wooden bridge over the Rosanna river is a real highlight. Due to the fact that the 250 years old bridge is a carpenter-based masterpiece made entirely of wood, it is even more important. When the new Rosanna Bridge was opened, the old one lost importance in terms of traffic, but it still symbolizes the archetype of a bridge.
The village is connected to a vast cycling and hiking trail network, which takes you e.g. to the legendary Dawin Alp. The first part can be done by e-bike or by bus, then a steep old forest path takes you up to more than 1,800 m a.s.l. Also the famous tourist towns of St. Anton am Arlberg and Landeck are located only 10-15 km away. In winter, Strengen offers the 1 km long toboggan run Strengen Egger Weiher and a great winter landscape which is ideal for ski touring.