Oberperfuss

Oberperfuss is located about 15 km in the west of Innsbruck at the entrance of the Sellraintal valley.

Altitude: 812 m asl

Numerous component localities and hamlets form the municipality of Oberperfuss. The highest located farms can be found at 1,500 m asl near the hamlet Gfass in the outlying Tiefental valley. The area has already been settled in prehistoric times, a fact that is proven by findings of the Young Stone Age that were made at the Krimpenbachalm pasture, as well as of the Iron Age, testified by findings at the Scheibenbühel hill. In 1083 “Obernperves” was mentioned for the first time.

The surrounding mountains with the Rangger Köpfl, at the foot of which the holiday resort is located, catch attention in summertime. Numerous trails take hikers on the alpine pastures and summits. Among the most famous trails, there is the “Sellraintaler Höhenweg” high-altitude path, and the trails to the 2,646 m high Rosskogel and the 1,939 m high Rangger Köpfl mountains. Another recommendation regarding hiking tours or MTB tours is the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. The trail starts at the parking space at the lift facility in Oberperfuss and takes mountain bikers and hikers to the panoramic viewpoint Stiglreith and further on to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m asl). This is where you can enjoy a great view on the surrounding mountains and down into the valley til Innsbruck. We recommend you to schedule about 6 hours for the round trip! If you would like to shorten your excursion you can also reach the Stiglreith viewpoint by car via a panoramic road and start your walk from there. In winter the Rangger Köpfl transforms into a family-friendly skiing area with 17 km of ski slopes and a 10 km long toboggan run.

Oberperfuss is also the birthplace of the cartographers Peter Anich, Anton Kirchebner and Blasius Hueber. Peter Anich (1723-1766) created a map of Tyrol by order of the empress Maria Theresia. Still today this map is known under the name “Anichkarte”. To the honour of Peter Anich and Blasius Hueber the village established the Anich-Hueber museum, exhibiting mementos of both cartographers. The residence of Peter Anich is located in the locality of Völsesgasse. Further interesting buildings are the sacred buildings of Oberperfuss, such as the St. Margareth parish church, built in 1733 by the local master builder Gallus Gratl. The steeple can be seen from afar, in the interior above all stucco works, the Baroque frescoes by Franz Altmutter as well as the Gothic Madonna statue in the baptistery deserve closer attention. The latter suggests a former building in this place.

Our recommendation: the popular Stiglreith viewpoint at 1,363 m asl is accessible via a panoramic road or by the lift facility in Oberperfuss. Stop at the panoramic restaurant, walk along the “Oberperfer Geisterwanderweg” (ghost trail) and enjoy the view down into the valley!

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