obernberg am brenner winter st nikolaus
obernberg am brenner winter st nikolaus

Obernberg am Brenner

The Lake Trail round Lake Obernberg makes you experience a unique scenic landscape.

Altitude: 1.380 m a.s.l.

Obernberg am Brenner is located south of Innsbruck in the Obernberg Valley, branching off at Gries am Brenner. It extends towards Mt. Schwarze Wand and the Tribulaun Group, located at the border to South Tyrol in Italy. Already in Bronze Age, the area was pasture-land, later on mining was the main industry up to the 16th century. A hollowed ritual stone which was found in the valley revealed, that the area of Obernberg was already settled in pre-Roman times.

The three golden cones on the coat of arms of the village refer to the legend of the golden skittles: In the gold and silver mine of the valley, the varlets were so rich that they even played with golden skittles. When they got arrogant and abused a bull just for their devilment, the animal stopped at a wayside cross and shouted out its pain. In that moment, the drifts of the mine collapsed and the varlets who committed the outrage were buried. The few that survived the incident, brought the golden skittles in a cave and were carried off by the pest soon after...

One of the most famous destinations in Obernberg am Brenner is the eponymous lake. Long time ago, the surroundings were the hunting grounds of the Emperor Maximilian I, and during his reign also trout breeding became more and more important. Located in the protected area Obernberger See-Tribulaun-Nösslachjoch, Lake Obernberg invites you also to a winter hike: A toboggan run - illumatined till 11 pm - starts here. The cross-coutry ski trail Obernberg completes the winter offer.

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