Particularly striking is the Europabrücke, the highest bridge of Europe, over-stretching the Wipptal near Schönberg im Stubaital.
Image gallery: Schönberg im Stubaital
Altitude: 1,013 m a.s.l.
At the junction of the Stubaital and Wipptal, on a terrace between the rivers Ruetz and Sill, there's the holiday resort of Schönberg. It's the place, where the famous fighter Andreas Hofer repeatedly installed his headquarters during the Tyrolean fights for freedom battles at the Bergisel.
Today, the village is surrounded on three sides by the Brenner Motorway, which leads over the Europe's Bridge, called Europabrücke, high above the Wipptal valley - an important traffic artery and a popular destination for bungee jumpers. With a height of 192 metres, it represents the highest bridge of Europe. Equally impressive are the Schöberl Chapel and the Schöberl Farm, a former posting house, which is characterised by beautiful façade paintings.
The main attraction in summer are the surrounding mountains, an ideal place for mountaineering and hiking, e.g. to the Earth Pyramids and the Gleins Viewpoint: From the Gleinser Farm, the only lookout post of North Tyrol, you can enjoy a great view on the Stubaital valley, on the town of Innsbruck and on the Nordkette mountain chain. If you aim even higher, you could scale Mt. Stubaier Wildspitze (3,341 m a.s.l.), one of the most striking peaks of the Stubai Alps. In winter, however, the four skiing areas of the Stubaital valley ensure lots of fun on the snow.