blick auf ainet
blick auf ainet

Ainet

Still today, alpine pastures make up half of the municipal area of Ainet in the Isel Valley, while a further third is made up of forests.

Altitude: 747 m a.s.l.

The village of Ainet was first mentioned in 1277 AD as "Ayned", which means wasteland. Still today, the single farms are spread up to an altitude of 1,300 m a.s.l. Here at Ainet, in the vicinity of the High Tauern National Park, the air is still crystal clear and nature is still unspoilt.

A popular destination in the surroundings is Weiherburg Castle, which was established by the Lords of Wolkenstein-Rodenegg as hunting castle in 1930, and burnt down soon after. In 1932, it was reconstructed as estate and houses a tavern today. Those who seek an adrenaline thrill, are going to feel at ease in the two outdoor centres in Ainet: Eddy Rafting Austria invites you to a rafting tour on the Isel, the largest glacial river of East Tyrol, whereas the offer of the Adventure Park East Tyrol includes rafting, canyoning, kayak and climbing as well as a small campground.

If you prefer exploring the landscape on two wheels, you can do so in peace and quiet on the beautiful Iseltal Cycle Route. By the way: In 1825, the sculptor Jakob Gilber (1825-1917) was born in Ainet, whose pieces of art can still be admired in the local parish church (reliefs of the stations of the cross), in the Admont Abbey Church (cross altar), and in the Vienna Votive Church.

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