A significant architectonic characteristic in Schönwies is the Kronburg Castle ruin dating back to the 14th century
Altitude: 737 m a.s.l.
14 component localities form the municipal area of Schönwies, which stretches from the valley basin south of the Inn river to the slopes of Mt. Bergwerkskopf. In one of these localities, Starkenbach, in the 19th century Roman silver coins were found.
Here you can be active between the valley and the mountains: The famous Way of St. James and the Via Claudia Augusta, today a popular cycle route, lead past the village. This is where in former times oil from Spain and wine from Crete were transported. Hikes in the alpine world, however, take you to idyllic destinations such as the Lasalt Waterfall: This natural monument can be reached via the Panoramic Trail Schönwies, offering impressive views.
Particularly worthwhile mentioning are three buildings in the village, including Kronburg Castle. It rises on a rock spur high above the Kronburg Gorge, and even if you cannot walk into the gorge, it is one the most beautiful ones in Tyrol. The late-Gothic St. Vigilius Church in Obsaurs, however, is considered to be one of the most contemplative places of the entire Way of St. James. Equally worth to be visited is the Roman tower made of quarry-stone and tuff stone, dating back to late Mediaeval times. It is presumed, that a black dog guards a treasure in this place...